Ozanam House accommodation and Homelessness Resource Centre
Providing flexible accommodation options as well as health and wellbeing services in North Melbourne to people experiencing homelessness.
VincentCare’s Ozanam House in North Melbourne is a world-class, modern and safe location where people experiencing homelessness are given every opportunity to access housing, health and social support services relevant to their individual needs.
Ozanam House has flexible accommodation options for crisis, extended supported accommodation and Independent Living Units. This accommodation has an emphasis on privacy, hygiene and security. All include separate bathroom facilities, and some will include separate kitchenettes. The facility includes a communal courtyard and living areas, a communal dining room, and supports stability and confidence as residents work towards regaining control of their living situations.
Crisis Supported Accommodation
Extended Stay Accommodation
To apply for Crisis Accommodation, contact your local Access Point service on 1800 825 955 and ask for a referral to Ozanam House Crisis Accommodation.
Homelessness Resource Centre
The Homelessness Resource Centre is a purpose-built service that provides a health platform, support services, café, meal program and activities for people aged 18 years and over. The team of staff, volunteers and peer support workers provide safe and supportive health and wellbeing programs. They can help you in accessing the centre and its services.
Health and Social supports
- Victoria’s only homelessness-specific dentistry clinic
- GP clinic
- Nurses clinic provided by Bolton Clarke Homeless Persons Program
- Optometry clinic
- Legal information
- Visiting Centrelink service
- Initial assessment and planning (Housing)
- Client Volunteer Program
- Alcohol and other drugs program
- Women’s programs
- Case Management
- Initiatives and recognition events for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse peoples, LGBTQI+, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
- Client consultation forums
- Advocacy, information and referral to other community services
- Emergency relief
- Meals program
Housed within Ozanam House the O Café provides those experiencing homelessness with a space to remain connected with the community.
The O Café is currently open on Mondays and Wednesdays for Ozanam House residents and Homelessness Resource Centre clients from 10am-11.30am and 1.30-3pm on Fridays for our residents. Barista style coffee is served during these hours.
Computers are available to stay connected to family and friends, create resumes, manage online accounts and participate in IT training courses.
A women’s only space and LGBTIQ+ lounge area are available.
A chill-out space with couches, pool table, TV and books. Activities including music programs, art workshops and film clubs are also found in this area.
Showers and Laundry
A male, female and unisex bathroom with showers including towels and toiletries.
A laundry with washers and dryers available for Homelessness Resource Centre clients and Ozanam House residents.
VincentCare would like to acknowledge our major funding partners generously supported the Ozanam House redevelopment.