For information to help you make decisions about your housing options visit www.housing.vic.gov.au


About Barwon South West Homelessness Network

The Barwon South West Homelessness Network (BSWHN), is a network of Specialist Homelessness Funded Services operating in Victoria's Barwon & South West region. For more information, view the About BSWHN  & the Barwon South West Services pages of the site.

More information regarding Opening Doors and other Barwon South West services can be found under the "Services" menu.

For a list of Homelessness and family violence support numbers and services click >>HERE<<

CLICK HERE for the latest articles that have been added to the website.

or use the link under the HOME menu.

Please note that where possible I have separted training, events and information into regional categories.

Barwon Housing & Homelessness Support Service - Housing Assistance

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People experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis in the Warrnambool; and surrounding areas are able to access a service via local entry points.
Services available may include access to short term, crisis or transitional housing, support, assistance to secure or maintain current accommodation, housing advice, financial assistance and referral.

  • Phone: 1800 825 955

SHS Training Calendar

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Click on Image Above for JSHS Training Calendar

Month of Action

2014 Barwon Month of Action Poster

Click HERE for more information and the event calendar.

otherwise vist www.monthofaction.com.au

 Violence against women continues to thrive within our community with one in three women experiencing violence. The Month of Action is all about trying to create awareness and educate our community about the issue.

Through this preventative approach, it's hoped there will be an impact on the prevalence of violence against women in our region. The Month of Action introduces the wider community to existing information, resources and services that aim to prevent violence as well as provides information and support to women either at risk of, or experiencing, violence.  

Let's have the discussion about homelessness in Australia!

Homeless In Geelong Forum

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Please join us at a forum, Homelessness in Geelong: legal and non-legal collaboration, on Tuesday, 14 October, 11am – 1pm at Geelong City Hall, 30 Gheringhap Street (see flyer below).
Richard Coverdale, Director of the Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice at Deakin University, Geelong, will deliver a keynote address and there will be a panel discussion by representatives of legal and non-legal services in Geelong.
The event aims to identify current and future collaborations which would make access to legal services in Geelong easier for clients and workers.  We’ll also talk about the findings of the Geelong legal needs consultation that many of you contributed to.
We’d love you to join us and to share the invitation with your friends and networks.
The event is free and you can register here.

AIHW SHS report 2012 13

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In 2012-13 specialist homelessness services assisted over 244,000 clients. Of these clients, 54% were at risk of homelessness, and 46% were already homeless when they first began receiving support (22% of those who were homeless had no shelter or were living in an improvised dwelling). This report presents the findings of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection for 2012-13, and describes the clients who received specialist homelessness support, the assistance they sought and were provided, and the outcomes achieved for those clients.Click Image for more information.

This website, called The Lookout, is a place where Victorian family violence workers and women experiencing violence can come to find information, resources and services aimed at preventing and responding to family violence. It is also for families, friends and neighbours of women experiencing violence, as well as other professionals who support them in the course of their work.

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Homelessness Australia would like to introduce you to a new resource! Tune in Now is an easy to use, free online toolkit for homelessness workers. www.tuneinnow.com.au.

Developed by Homelessness Australia, Tune In Now is designed to assist homelessness case/support workers to 'have the conversation' with men about depression and anxiety.

Read more and get invovled >>HERE<<

Give Now Website


Donate to your preferred service

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Give It Website


GIVIT is a grassroots charity that connects those in need with those willing to give.

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Homeless Connect Australia

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94.7 Pulse Roads to Recovery

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Tune in to find out what is available in our community to make living in our community easier, safer and more worthwhile.