Category Archives: Media Releases

Homes For Homeless Victorians During Pandemic And Beyond

July 28 – a message from the Premier. At the start of this pandemic, we acted swiftly to support over 2000 Victorians off the streets and into accommodation in vacant hotels – because you can’t “stay home” if you don’t have one and you can’t “stay safe” if you have nowhere to wash your hands. […]

Damien Tangey appointed as new Chair of Haven; Home, Safe.

Highly respected property developer and dedicated community leader, Damien Tangey, has been appointed the new Chair of Haven; Home, Safe, Australia’s only fully integrated homelessness services and affordable rental housing provider. Mr Tangey officially assumed the role following the retirement of long-serving Chair and Director, Sue Clarke at the Board’s 2 July 2020 meeting. “We’re […]

COVID-19 – Statement From The Premier

25th Mar 2020 Last night, National Cabinet took another big step. I want to tell you why and let you know what we need you to do right now. The Prime Minister and other first ministers recognised that Victoria is currently grappling with a more imminent threat than most other states – because we have […]

Emergency Relief Packages For Victorians Who Need It Most

Emergency Relief Packages For Victorians Who Need It Most Victorians self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) with no access to food and essential supplies will receive emergency relief packages under a program introduced by the Victorian Government. The program will support people in mandatory self-isolation, who have little or no food, and no network of family […]

Sidney Myer Haven House projects

More Homelessness And Public Housing Support In COVID-19 Fight

MORE HOMELESSNESS AND PUBLIC HOUSING SUPPORT IN COVID-19 FIGHT  Almost $6 million will be provided to Victorian homelessness organisations to help protect Victorians at risk of or experiencing homelessness because of the COVID-19 virus and manage any outbreaks. Minister for Housing Richard Wynne said it was crucial to provide the most vulnerable people in our […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Important Information

One of our core values is to put people first. So we have been listening and acting on advice from the Department of Health and Human Services to do whatever is necessary to minimise the spread of COVID-19 as part of their four-staged plan. We have enacted our Business Continuity Plan and associated Pandemic Response […]

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 […]