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Good Samaritan Inn Gains Transitional Housing Funding

Along with Berry Street and McAuley, Good Samaritan Inn (GSI) have been successful in gaining funding through the state budget to provide additional housing and support responses utilising suitable agency owned infrastructure. $11.2 million over four years has been allocated to support the agency-led proposals.

Through the state budget, Family Safety Victoria have agreed to provide GSI with the capital funds required to redevelop an unused catholic church owned property in Banyule to create 10 new self-contained transitional units for women and children experiencing family violence.

For sustained recovery some women and families require longer term support, so GSI plans to expand and extend the service to provide a continuation of the supportive engagement process it has begun at GSI’s crisis refuge. The new service extension will prioritise women and families from marginalised groups including those with no permanent residency.  

Berry Street has been funded to assist with operating a five-unit residential facility and three-bedroom property by providing additional staffing, therapeutic supports and brokerage for family needs. 

(Source: Safe and Equal member update, 11.5.22 & Good Samaritan Inn email, 19.5.22)