Quin House

Quin House is an abstinence-based residential service supporting men with substance abuse issues.

Quin House has been operating as a specialist alcohol and other drug residential facility since 1975.

Quin House is a 12-week voluntary program in an 11-bed Supported Accommodation Rehabilitation Service providing short to medium-term accommodation to homeless and socially marginalised adult males with a substance dependency.

The program provides opportunities to break the cycle of dependency, homelessness and social exclusion by offering:

  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Accommodation
  • Relapse prevention strategies
  • Health and well-being programs
  • Life skills development
  • Relationships building
  • Support with accessing longer term housing.

Quin House provides an opportunity for residents to acquire the skills and strategies which are necessary to support their recovery from substance misuse and move towards more stable housing.

Each resident works with their case manager to develop an individual treatment plan with identified goals and strategies to overcome related issues that may include complex physical health and mental health issues, legal matters, financial issues, trauma and family breakdown.

Residents of Quin House also undertake volunteer work at a local community farm and attend a range of therapeutic activities outside of Quin House which support their recovery such as:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Smart Recovery Program
  • Peer Education Program
  • Sporting and creative activities


Quin House receives a combination of state funding from Specialist Homeless Services funds and Drug Treatment Services funds.

Quin House is part of VincentCare’s Inner Melbourne Community Hub and works alongside Ozanam House, Adult Outreach Team and Ozanam Community Centre.

In addition, Quin House works with other local alcohol and other drugs agencies and health services such as:

  • Wellington House
  • de Paul House detoxification centres
  • Yarra Community Health Service
  • Royal District Nursing Service – Homeless Persons Program
  • Malthouse Theatre


The eligibility criteria is males over 18 years of age who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and identify with substance dependency or misuse and are motivated to seek support in recovery, working from a total abstinence approach.

  • Males over 18 years of age
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Identifying with substance dependency or misuse and motivated to seek support in recovery, working from a total abstinence approach

Please note – disability access is limited as bedroom and bathrooms are upstairs


When a vacancy at Quin House is available, services will be contacted via email. Quin House does not maintain a waiting list.

Services requesting to be advised of available vacancies should contact Quin House to be placed on the contact list.

Referrals meeting the selection criteria will be contacted and a formal assessment time will be arranged.


Address: 40 George Street, Fitzroy, 3065
Phone: (03) 9419 4874

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