Housing Support Street to Home

Funded through Department of Child Protection (DCP), Street to Home represents a comprehensive multiagency response towards addressing the needs of rough sleepers.

Overall the Street to Home model comprises three integrated elements: assertive outreach, mobile clinical outreach and housing support.

55 Central, provides a housing support component through one full-time dedicated Housing Support Worker. As an integral part to the Street to Home team, they are supported by other NGO providers and mainstream government mental health services – the Mobile Clinical Outreach Team- in providing a model of collaborative and seamless care for rough sleepers.

In their role, the Housing Support Worker provides intensive case management support to people who have a history of rough sleeping. The aim is to help clients achieve long term, secure, stable housing by effectively linking this group into mainstream services to address the issues that influence their homelessness. The service delivery model has a strong focus on outreach, taking support to the person, to fully connect them to essential mainstream services.