Information for family violence workers

For more information and resources and about housing and homelessness, visit the Office of Housing, Council to Homeless Persons or North West Homelessness Network websites. Visit the service directory for information about housing and homelessness services in the north.

Information for housing and homelessness workers

For more information and resources about working with clients who’ve experienced family violence, visit the 1800RESPECT website. Visit the NIFVS service directory for information about family violence services in the north.

Practice Resources

Good Practice Guides to Housing-Focused Support
Council to Homeless Persons has launched a collection of good practice guides in 2015, designed for and by the homelessness sector.

Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project
The Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project (WHPP) is a project of Justice Connect Homeless Law. The WHPP combines legal representation with social work support and aims to prevent women and children being evicted into homelessness.

Documents guiding practice
The Northern and Western LASNs have prepared a list of documents guiding housing and homelessness practice in the north and west.

Housing Resource Cards for Young People
Designed, researched and coordinated by Melbourne City Mission, these cards act as a reference guide for young people and workers to explore and identify suitable and sustainable housing options available in the community.

Family Violence Protection Kit
Designed by Tenancy Union of Victoria for support workers and advocates to assist people in rental housing who are affected by family violence.

Other resources

Fund the Family Violence System Factsheet
Family violence is the number one cause of women’s homelessness in Victoria. NIFVS research highlights the need for immediate as well as long-term housing and support for women and children experiencing violence. This factsheet summaries that research.

Counting the ‘Cost’ of Family Violence in Melbourne’s North: article
The June 2015 edition of Parity, the Council to Homeless Persons national magazine, included an article by the NIFVS team about our ‘Fund the Family Violence System’ research.

Integration case studies

Families@Home
Families@Home is an early-intervention program that aims to provide “wrap around” services to families at risk of violence.