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GreenLight Supportive Housing Program

Innovative program addresses rough sleeping in inner Melbourne

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A partnership provided by Sacred Heart Mission, VincentCare and Salvation Army manages GreenLight, a new $4.5 million supportive housing program assisting people sleeping rough across inner Melbourne to settle into their new home and community and stay housed.

Bringing together decades of experience working with people experiencing homelessness, the GreenLight Supportive Housing Program allows for an innovative approach to break the cycle of homelessness for 684 people over the age of 25 years who have experienced chronic homelessness and rough sleeping in Port Phillip, Melbourne and Yarra local government areas.

A multi-disciplinary approach to end homelessness

Led by Sacred Heart Mission, a multidisciplinary team of case managers, mental health clinicians and peer support settlement workers, will deliver tailored brief interventions, floating support, case management and service coordination services in 2019 and 2020, supporting people to establish a home and social connection. The team will also address the unique experience of homelessness and individual health and wellbeing factors that may impact on people staying housed.


GreenLight provides flexible support tailored to people’s needs

Our research shows, when people transition from homelessness to housing, their lives often change from needing little to a lot of support. While currently there is either short-term or long-term support available for people sleeping rough, GreenLight fills a gap in the homelessness service sector as it provides flexible support for up to two years, tailored for each person with the ability to increase or decrease levels of support in response to their changing circumstances.

Funded through Victoria’s Rough Sleeper Action Plan

GreenLight is funded for $4.5 million through the Victorian State Government’s 2018 Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Plan. The plan has allocated $17 million to establish assertive outreach and supportive housing teams, and 20 new modular homes in areas of high need across the state.

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To learn more about GreenLight, please contact Annie Lynch, GreenLight Program and Partnership Manager, on 03 9537 1166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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