From Surviving to Thriving: A Model Breaking Negative Cycles report
The From Surviving to Thriving: A Model Breaking Negative Cycles report by an independent SROI evaluation agency, Think Impact, found that for every $1 invested in SMH up to $12 of social and economic value was created.
This includes value to SMH residents, their children, and significant value to the Victorian State Government in avoided costs.
The three-month evaluation conducted last year, examined the value created since the SMH commenced in October 2015 through to June 2018.
Report Author and Think Impact Director - Suzi Young
"The Sidney Myer Haven (SMH) program is enabling people to transform their lives and the lives of their children and families in the most profound ways.
It couples safe and secure housing with a social support program, but the biggest thing is that it gives people time to heal."