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Crisis Help Network: Melbourne Homeless Services

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Click on the topics below for helpful information compiled by former homeless people. This resource is updated and maintained by people who are, or have been in crisis or homeless and whose experiences are invaluable to the worth of this resource.

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"Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of themselves and their family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond their control."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Just arrived in Melbourne and Homeless? press this link for information

Street Rights
Travelers Aid Society of Victoria
Regional public transport information
Homelessness Statistics Melbourne

13 11 14 Life Line

1800 627 727 Crisis accommodation info line (10am to midnight 7 days)

Drug & Alcohol Help Melbourne

FAMILY DRUG HELP is a 24 hour Helpline providing support and information service for family members across Victoria. We specialise in families. Our number is 1300 660 068.

FOOT PATROL MOBILE NEEDLE EXCHANGE

Operating hours: Mon-Fri 11.45am-11.15pm
Weekends:12pm-3.45pm & 7.30pm-11.15pm
Public Holidays 7.30pm- 11.15pm
Ph:0412 155491 Free call:1800 700 102

HOMELESSNESS ADVOCACY SERVICE
Do you have a problem with a homelessness support service? HAS will let you know what your rights are and assist you to make a complaint. Free call 1800 066 256

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Information

DRUG AND ALCOHOL INFORMATION

Alcohol Related Brain Damage
Amphetamines, Speed, Ice
Pills Reducing the Risks
Drug & Alcohol Dental Programs
Methadone and Buprenorphine Clinics
Safer Using
Nedle Exchanges

Detox - Rehab

LEGAL INFORMATION MELBOURNE

Drug Court Victoria
Find Lost Superannuation
Early Access to Superannuation
Help with Perin Court Fines
Melbourne Magistrates Court
Ombudsman Victoria
Public Interest Law Clearing House
Community Legal Centres
Victims of Crime Compensation
Youth Law

MATERIAL AID & AGENCIES MELBOURNE

Drop-in Centres (list)
Food Vans
Free & Low Cost Meals
Tips on Getting Help from Services
Material Aid and Support Services (list)
No Interest Loans Scheme

Flemington Mission
Presbyterian Church
St Stephen's Church hall, 24 Norwood Street FLEMINGTON
Emergency relief available for people in distress; food, blankets, clothing.
10.00am to 1.00pm on the first & third Tuesdays of the month.

MEDICAL

Homeless Person's Dental Program
Depression Help - adults and young people
Community Adult Dental Programs
Windana holistic health care centre
After Hours Chemists Melbourne
Melbourne Hospitals and Clinics
Eating Disorders
Mental Health Services Melbourne

YOUTH

Beyond Blue
Youth Law
Office for Youth (Vic Gov)
Front Yard Youth Services
Busting the Bubble
Gateway Reconnect
Youth Substance Abuse Services
Wesley Mission

RURAL HEALTH SERVICES Victoria

Rural Health and Community Services
Hume Community Health Services
Loddon Mallee Accommodation Network
Springvale community aid advice bureau
Frankston community support & information centre
Rural Public Hospitals & Health Services Locations

LATEST LINKS

The Access for Everyone is designed to assist people on a low income or facing financial hardship to maintain telecommunications access

Vincent de Paul Housing and Homeless Services Aged Care and Community Services - specialised services that meet the needs of disadvantaged people

Credit Helpline Credit Helpline provides a free telephone advice service for Victorian consumers

Geelong Infomation Guide
Emergency services For Geelong and surrounding catchments

Elizabeth Hoffman House Providing emergency shelter for Aboriginal women and their children in need of care due to domestic violence.

Brotherhood of St Laurence Job training and placement programs, care for the elderly disabilities, early childhood development programs, refugees and migrants. Melbourne's north, inner Melbourne Frankston, Mornington Peninsula.

CRISIS ACCOMMODATION MELBOURNE & HOMELESS ACCOMMODATION VICTORIA

Crisis Accommodation Melbourne (info & lists)
Community housing Melbourne (lists)
Boarding Houses Melbourne (info& list)
Hostel Accommodation Melbourne (info & lists)
On the streets
Specialised Housing (lists)
Transitional Housing Melbourne (info & lists)
Youth Refuges & referral (info & lists)

OTHER HOUSING INFORMATION MELBOURNE:

ARAFEMI Accommodation Support Services
Recurring Homelessness priority housing info
Rental bond assistance Melbourne

EX OFFENDERS SERVICES MELBOURNE:

Post release ex offender's resources
Court prison services
Victorian correctional facilities
Housing & accommodation
Flat Out - Women Leaving Prison

COUNSELLING SERVICES MELBOURNE:

Drug & Alcohol Counselling Melbourne (lists)
Financial Counselling Melbourne (lists)
Family counselling & support
General & specialised counselling
National association for grief and loss
Gambling help

HELP FOR SURVIVERS OF SEXUAL ABUSE

Information for Survivors
breavehearts
Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse An Australian national not-for-profit organisation for men and women campaigning for recognition of the life impact of the trauma of child abuse, and building the resources - support, advocacy and education - needed to promote healing

CENTRELINK:

Centrelink / covering your arse
Crisis payment
Dealing with Centrelink debts

SYDNEY HOMELESS ACCOMMODATION / DETOX'S / LEGAL

Sydney crisis Accommodation & detox & services
Redfern Legal Centre
Homeless Persons Legal Service Sydney
Sydney Women's Refuge Resource Centre
Sydney Community Services Guide

MIGRANT SERVICES MELBOURNE

Geelong Migrant Resource Centre
Eastern Melbourne Migrant Information Centre Ltd

MENTAL HEALTH RELATED SITES & SERVICES

Victorian State Government Mental Health Services Comprehensive listing of all services in Victoria.

ARAFEMI Accommodation Support Services Provides home based outreach support to people living with a psychiatric disability within the Cities of Boroondara, Darebin, Whitehorse and Yarra

Richmond Fellowship The Richmond Fellowship of Victoria is a leading provider of services to people who experience a psychiatric disability.

Prahran Mission Prahran Mission services assists the empowerment of and advocates alongside the psychiatrically disabled, the aged, children, youth, the homeless, migrants, sole parents and others.

SANE Australiais a national charity helping people affected by mental illness

Crisis Assessment and Treatment The Mental Health "Crisis Assessment and Treatment" (CAT) services assist people who are in crisis with mental problems - including people who are close to suicide.

HANDY WEBSITES

Sacred Heart Mission helps people who find themselves on the fringes of mainstream society, programs - meals, crisis support, health and personal care,

Country Train Services

Melbourne squatters guide

Street directory. com

White pages

Victorian state concessions

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