Safe Housing for LGBTIQ+ Communities Initiative
LGBTIQ+ people are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness as the rest of the population due to a myriad of factors including family rejection and violence, and discrimination.
The Victorian State Government has funded a new Pride in Place consortium, which will be co-led by VincentCare Victoria and Drummond Street Services, in partnership with Uniting and Family Access Network.
The program will include a team of 12 specialist staff working across homelessness services and LGBTIQ+ support services. The specialist staff include initial assessment and planning workers, case workers and people from the LGBTIQ+ community with a lived experience of homelessness. This team will assist LGBTIQ+ people to navigate the specialist homelessness and housing system and connect them to other supports.
(Source: Premiers Media Release, 19.8.22)