Category Archives: Media Releases

Helping People Sleeping Rough Find A Home in Bendigo

People sleeping rough in Bendigo are getting access to the support they need thanks to a team of outreach workers that is paying regular visits to homeless hotspots. February marks one year since the Haven; Home, Safe assertive outreach team commenced work in Bendigo. During this time workers have helped more than 160 people experiencing […]

Extra Housing for Family Violence Victims

Haven; Home Safe (HHS) has received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to secure an additional 50 head-leased properties for women and children escaping family violence. This is the fourth consecutive year the agency has received funding for its award-winning Moving On program, which operates across North Region of the state, providing […]

Bendigo Annual Stakeholders Meeting Cancelled

PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to today’s extreme weather conditions, we have cancelled tonight’s event for public safety reasons. We will still be capturing the presentation of our special guest Yumi Stynes and posting on our Facebook page tomorrow for you to watch. We shall also distribute links to our Annual Report at this time. Kind regards […]

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 […]


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 […]