Health services are primarily delivered via The Living Room - an innovative, free primary health service for people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. A unique place makes people feel welcome and respected, providing access to a GP, seeing a nurse, charging your phone, taking a shower, washing your clothes, getting something to eat and reducing social isolation.
Through the provision of free access to health and social support services we focus on the social determinants of health, to look beyond illness or disease to see the whole person.
Our health services are staffed by a dedicated multi disciplinary team that includes General Practitioners, Nurses, Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Specialists, Welfare Workers and Complimentary Therapists who share a passion for social inclusion, justice, equality and community understanding.
This is only service of its kind in Melbourne and aims at getting to the core of complex challenges to help people transition out of homelessness with empowering and sustainable solutions tailored to individual needs.
Our after hours outreach service provides early intervention health care directly on the pavement, in laneways and under bridges on foot, for people sleeping rough and experiencing homelessness.
Available at The Living Room, our dedicated women’s-only space provides respite from the chaos of rough sleeping and gives females an opportunity to speak directly with the team about their immediate concerns.
A free primary health service for people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. The Living Room is a unique place which makes people feel welcome, see a doctor, take a shower or to sit, relax and get away from the chaos of the streets.
Rain or shine, Foot Patrol is on the streets of Melbourne's CBD providing outreach to people in need. The team are a confidential street based, drug safety and outreach support service, working every day and night of the year on foot.