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More accommodation needed for victims | Shepparton News

Date: 7 August 2019

Crisis accommodation for victims of family violence needs to double in the Shepparton region, the VincentCare Marian Community says.


Jacinda Parsons and Sami Shah | ABC 774 Melbourne

Date: 25 July 2019

Interview with VincentCare staff and clients on-site at the new Ozanam House accommodation and homelessness resource centre.


VincentCare’s Ozanam House will help more than 250 homeless people a day | The Senior

Date: 11 July 2019

A NEW homelessness super-centre has opened in North Melbourne providing a range of support and accommodation services including some specifically for older people.


The Informer Program | Joy FM

Date: 4 July 2019

Interview with Jac Tomlins (VincentCare) and Damien Chandler (community volunteer).


Homeless ‘super centre’ gets a $47MILLION makeover and will now cater for 250 vagrants a day | Daily Mail Australia

Date: 2 July 2019

The Ozanam House, in North Melbourne, has undergone a $47M makeover. The building will have 134 short, medium and long-stay rooms to stay in. Ozanam will open its doors for the first time to women since opening in 1953.


VincentCare spends $47m on house for the homeless | CathNews

Date: 2 July 2019

VincentCare’s revamped Ozanam House will transform the response to homelessness in Australia, says chief executive Quinn Pawson.


Ozanam house: Melbourne’s new $47 million homeless shelter | MelbourneCatholic.org.au

Date: 2 July 2019

Melbourne is now home to Australia’s largest and most advanced homeless shelter.


‘Groundbreaking’ Homelessness Center Offers Gym, Free Wi-Fi, and In-House Doctors for Real Solutions | Global Citizen

Date: 2 July 2019


Australia’s largest homelessness centre offers new approach | Pro Bono Australia

Date: 1 July 2019

Victorians experiencing homelessness will have access to accommodation, health services, a tech hub, a gym and financial counselling with the opening of a $47 million support centre.


‘Would we want to live here?’ Inside Australia’s newest, largest homeless shelter | The Age

Date: 28 June 2019

Damien Chandler spent many years as a rough sleeper, often pulling things out of charity bins to use as blankets in parks. When he found crisis accommodation, it was hardly a restful place.


On-site medical, dental, gym, library, free wi-fi for homeless in $47m Ozanam House revamp | Herald Sun, NT News, news.com.au, Perth Now, The Daily Telegraph, Geelong Advertiser, The Courier-Mail, Gold Coast Bulletin, Cairns Post, The Mercury

Date: 28 June 2019

Vulnerable people will have access to medical, dental and even acupuncture services at what’s been dubbed a global state-of-the-art homelessness refuge.


‘Game-changing’ centre opens in Melbourne amid Indigenous homeless crisis | SBS-NITV

Date: 28 June 2019

Ozanam House has 134 rooms and includes a gym, a medical clinic, a library and an Internet cafe.


Australia’s largest homeless shelter will be opened in Melbourne, and residents will have a separate suite with complete facilities | Melbourne Today (Chinese language)

Date: 28 June 2019


Australia’s Largest Homeless Centre Reopens In Victoria | Mirage News

Date: 28 June 2019

A ground-breaking new centre for Melbourne’s rough sleepers will provide apartment accommodation and a full range of wrap around support services with the opening of the redeveloped Ozanam House.


EnergyAustralia launches program to cut charities’ electricity bills – Energy Australia

Date: 12 February 2019

EnergyAustralia today announced an energy-efficiency program aimed at cutting charities’ electricity bills by up to half, backed by an estimated $15 million raised from the sale of renewable energy certificates, that builds on an existing partnership with VincentCare.



$14.2 Million SIB Focuses on Housing Young People
– Pro Bono Australia

Date: 7 November 2018

Australia’s largest social impact bond will provide $6 million of stable housing for young people leaving care to prevent them falling into homelessness.


Domestic violence hotlines and shelters saw spike around AFL and NRL grand finals – The Guardian

Date: 9 October 2018

Counselling service reports 10% rise in calls and that some women feared what would happen when partners came home drunk.


Ozanam House: VincentCare’s $47m redevelopment to support homeless people – Herald Sun

Date: 6 September 2018

A NEW hub and resource centre for the homeless, due to open in March, will provide accommodation, services, dignity and fresh hope for Melbourne’s rough sleepers.

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