SHSN 
SOUTHERN HOMELESSNESS SERVICES NETWORK

The SHSN is a resource for the homelessness sector in the South.   

The Vision of the Southern Homelessness Services Network (SHSN) is an end to homelessness in Southern Region of Melbourne (comprising Bayside-Peninsula and Southern Melbourne Department of  Fairness, Families and Housing areas).  

The Mission of the “Victorian Homelessness Networks is to facilitate, inform and support regional homelessness services and stakeholders to work together to co-ordinate services to people who are experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness.”

 

The Network comprises all funded Specialist Homelessness Services in the Southern Region including services providing crisis, transitional, long term, family violence and youth support and accommodation.  The Network also supports related services working in homelessness.

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Ending Homelessness Together

ABOUT THE SHSN

THE SOUTHERN REGION - MELBOURNE

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The Southern Region of Melbourne (see map) consists of the (Bayside-Peninsula and Southern Melbourne Department of Fairness, Families and Housing areas and covers the following local government areas (LGAs):

  • Bayside

  • Greater Dandenong

  • Cardinia

  • Kingston

  • Casey

  • Mornington Peninsula

  • Frankston

  • Port Phillip

  • Glen Eira

  • Stonnington

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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

The key strategic SHSN objectives are:

  1. To promote and support innovation, knowledge sharing and expertise in the best interests of consumers

  2. To foster relationships and collaboration between service providers to ensure timely, coordinated and effective responses

  3.  To act as a conduit between the Department of Health and Human Services and the regional service sector homelessness related data, issues and trends to inform policy

  4. Working together to end homelessness

The Network comprises all funded Specialist Homelessness Services in the Southern Region including services providing crisis, transitional, long term, family violence and youth support and accommodation. 

 

We also support a broader Network of services including health, mental health, migrant, family violence, local government, housing and charity agencies in their work to end homelessness in the Southern Region.  Any services  or individuals working with people with experience of homelessness or housing stress can join our email list.

Our members include:

EACH www.each.com.au/

Emerge www.emergesupport.org.au

Ermha 365 www.ermha.org

Fusion www.fusion.org.au

Launch Housing www.launchhousing.org.au 

Melbourne City Mission www.melbournecitymission.org.au

Moira www.moira.org.au

NEAMI National www.neaminational.org.au

Ngwala Willumbong www.ngwala.org.au

Sacred Heart Mission www.sacredheartmission.org

South East Community Links www.secl.org.au

South Port Community Housing www.spchg.org.au

Star Health www.starhealth.org.au

The Salvation Army – Homelessness Peninsula and Crisis Services www.salvationarmy.org.au

Thorne Harbour Health www.thorneharbour.org

VincentCare www.vincentcare.org.au

wayss www.wayss.org.au

Whitelion www.whitelion.asn.au

Windermere www.windermere.org.au

Wintringham​ www.wintringham.org.au

YWCA www.ywca.org.au

OUR MEMBERS