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Ending Homelessness Together

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The Southern Homelessness Services Network (SHSN) comprises all funded Specialist Homelessness Services in the Southern Region including services providing crisis, transitional, family violence and youth support and accommodation.  The SHSN is a resource for the homelessness sector in the South.   


This website provides information and resources about homelessness, with a focus on the Southern Region of Melbourne to support improved service coordination among Specialist Homelessness Services as well as allied services working with people experiencing homelessness.  

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The SHSN asks that you join us in saying “Yes” to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament in the referendum on 14 October 2023. Click here to read our statement of support.   

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Launch Housing St Kilda - 8598 1111 

WAYSS Dandenong - 9791 6111

Wayss Cranbourne/Pakenham (by appointment only) - 9703 0044

The Salvation Army Frankston - 9784 5050

The Salvation Army  Rosebud - 5986 0000

St Kilda Crisis Centre (after hours 5pm-9am & weekends/public holidays) - 1800 825 955

You can view or download a copy of the 1800 number poster (in different languages) here

If you have been approved for a property and need help with your first month’s rent or if you are behind in your rent and need help with rent arrears you can apply for PRAP assistance


Private Rental Assistance Program (PRAP) directly on 9556 5775

for people residing in the following Local Government Areas:

  • Cities of Greater Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia Shire

  • Cities of Port Philip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Bayside, Kingston, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula


safe steps is Victoria’s 24/7 family violence support service -

call 1800 015 188 for assistance

Need Help?

If you are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Southern Melbourne
please contact your closest entry point for assistance -

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