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Northern Integrated Family
Violence Services Partnership
For professionals supporting the
safety of victim survivors in Melbourne's
northern metropolitan region

Justice Connect: Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project

The Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project (WHPP) is an initiative of Justice Connect’s Homeless Law service. WHPP provides a weekly outreach clinic, staffed by pro bono lawyers at a central CBD location on Tuesdays.

As well as lawyers, WHPP also has a dedicated social worker, who will attend client appointments. The lawyers will assist with the relevant legal issues (i.e. tenancy and eviction prevention) and the social worker will provide a period of intensive support (up to three months) with a focus on transitioning clients to long-term support services (for example, financial counselling, domestic violence counselling, housing support, family support, education and employment).

The program is located at a central CBD library that is comfortable and accommodating for women and their children. Appointments can be made by calling 1800 606 313 (free call).