Accommodation and support services to homeless and marginalised people mainly in the Hume and Moreland areas.
The Northern Community Hub provides accommodation and support services to the community. Homelessness services include: housing support and planning, client-centred integrated case management, therapeutic programs, support including volunteer and community development programs, accommodation support options for young adults, and relocation of women and children due to family violence. Community and health and wellbeing services include: young adult support, general housing support, mental health, general health and dental, recreational activities, community integration programs, and complimentary visiting services including Centrelink legal advice, gamblers help and counselling services.
Some of the programs offered through the Northern Community Hub are:
- Initial Assessment and Planning (IA&P): serves as the initial point of contact for people seeking housing and homelessness services in the Hume/Moreland area of Melbourne.
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support: provides medium to long-term support to young people aged 17-25 years old who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the North Western Metropolitan region.
- Access and Support Program: works with people in the Hume and Moreland region who have unmet health issues and who are eligible for Home and Community Care (HACC) Services.
- Community Connections Program (CCP): provides assistance to people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness or live in low-quality accommodation and have multiple unmet health needs.
- Crisis Support Service (CSS): provides support to single adults and families with children experiencing homelessness or housing crisis.
- Family Violence: Olive's Place provides high-security refuge accommodation where women and children receive intensive support around.
- HomeConnect: VincentCare Victoria, in partnership with other service providers operates an early intervention/homelessness prevention project for people who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness.
- LGBTIQ Support: assisting people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer with crisis accommodation, finding sustainable housing, referrals to other LGBTIQ-friendly services, information about support or peer groups, or help with mental health, alcohol or drug issues, general health or family violence.
- Substance Treatment and Recovery (STAR): provides evidence-based treatment to men and women experiencing alcohol and other drug issues.
- Sunbury Gardens: a high-quality and welcoming enhanced community housing facility in Sunbury for people over 45 years of age who are at risk of homelessness, have no or low support needs and are able to live independently.
- Youth Outreach Support Services: intensive case management support delivered through a range of services and programs including housing assessment, employment planning and private rental programs.