Category Archives: Media Releases

More Housing Support for Homeless in Mildura

Wednesday, 4 September 2019  More people experiencing homelessness in Mildura will have a roof over their heads thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Construction has begun on two three-bedroom homes in Mildura, to be ready for tenants early in 2020. These are funded through the Labor Government’s $27 million Accommodation for Homeless program. […]

Haven launch new outreach service in Swan Hill to bring services to You.t

Have; Home, Safe Board Members and Management with partner agency representatives (and Trevor in the You.t). Haven; Home, Safe (HHS) have officially launched its mobile off-road assertive outreach service for rough sleepers in Swan Hill called the HeyYou-t. The HeyYou-t hit the road three weeks ago and has already successfully engaged with eight people, including […]

PROGRAM HAS PROFOUND IMPACT: REPORT

Haven; Home, Safe (HHS) today officially launched a special Social Return on Investment (SROI) report that highlights the ‘profound’ impact of its flagship Sidney Myer Haven (SMH) housing and support program on breaking the cycle of poverty of disadvantage. The From Surviving to Thriving: A Model Breaking Negative Cycles report by an independent SROI evaluation […]

Haven; Home, Safe helps Orange Sky launch new service in Northern Melbourne

In February, Haven; Home, Safe had the pleasure of helping Orange Sky Australia launch their new van, Sadie, which will provide free laundry services to people experiencing homelessness in the Northern and Western suburbs of Melbourne. The service also offers a platform for people to connect through genuine and non-judgemental conversation.  It was a great […]

HeyVan outreach to put brake on rough sleepers in Bendigo

Haven; Home, Safe (HHS) will today officially launch its mobile street-based after-hours assertive outreach service for rough sleepers in Bendigo with the Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards. The HeyVan is a safe space where rough sleepers can connect with our Homeless Assertive Outreach Response team. It will carry basic foods and essential items and […]

Three new Directors join HHS Board

Jan Snell, Gerard José, and Damien Tangey have been appointed to the Board of Directors of Haven; Home, Safe. Chair Sue Clarke said each of the new Directors brought a broad range of business and cultural skills to the Board table of Australia’s only fully integrated homelessness service and affordable housing provider. “Their background, qualifications […]

Free mobile laundry service launching in North West Melbourne

 Orange Sky is launching a new service that will provide free laundry services to people experiencing homelessness in the Northern and Western suburbs of Melbourne. The service will also offer a platform for people to connect through genuine and non-judgemental conversation. This is the fifth service to be launched in Victoria, with three laundry vans […]

Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief in Geelong Areas

Now Available: Financial Crisis and Material Aid – Emergency Relief The Emergency Relief grant supports community organisations to help with immediate basic needs for individuals and families in times of crisis. This includes providing food, supermarket vouchers, petrol vouchers or assistance to pay utility bills. In the suburbs or postcodes of the below. Assistance by […]