Family Support Program

The Family Support Program provides case management support to families in the inner west region of Melbourne who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The support program aims to establish families to secure housing with links to ongoing support agencies with in their local communities.

The services that the program provides are:

  • Develop skill for independent living;
  • Address concerns/problems that are causing homelessness;
  • Find long-term housing;
  • Transitional Housing for up to 12 months;
  • Properties are provided with household goods and bedding;
  • Rent is set at 25% of income.

Who is eligible:

  • Families with parents over 23 years of age;
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness;
  • Willing to participate in the support program;
  • Needing the support of the program;
  • In receipt of an independent income;
  • Able to manage daily living arrangements;
  • Links to the West;
  • Families eligible for “recurring homelessness” priority housing with the Office of Housing will be given priority

What it involves:

  • Making a plan with the support worker to resolve problems;
  • Regular meetings and phone contact with the support worker/s;
  • A commitment to participation in the program;
  • Involvement with other support services as needed.

How to access the program:
Contact the access point, Unison. Unison will complete assessment and if deemed appropriate, and a vacancy exists, the family will be referred to Wombat's Family Support Program.

Assessment will be completed with the support worker to confirm eligibility.