This website provides information for homelessness workers in Melbourne's north and west, and for allied workers, on:
The Northern and Western Homelessness Networks (NWHNs) are two aligned networks of fifty Specialist Homelessness and Family Violence Organisations, managing 180 homelessness and family violence programs operating in Melbourne’s north and west.
The Northern Homelessness Network covers the local government areas of: Yarra, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Moreland and Hume.
The Western Homelessness Network covers the local government areas of: Melbourne, Moonee Valley, Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Melton, Wyndham and Hobsons Bay.
The Northern and Western Homelessness Networks are two of the nine Homelessness Networks funded across Victoria to:
The Northern and Western Homelessness networks each meet six weekly to undertake this work. The Networks share advocacy and work together on a number of shared projects.
The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing provides funding for the operation of nine regional Homelessness Networks and one Victorian Indigenous Homelessness Network.
The Homelessness Networks bring together all Specialist Homelessness funded services in a local area to manage the coordinated homelessness system in that area.
The Northern and Western Homelessness Networks are two of those Networks.
Below is the Operations Guide for the Regional Homelessness Networks, which outlines the role and responsibilities of the Networks. This has been developed by the Regional Homelessness Networkers as a resource for Network auspice agencies, governance bodies and new Network Coordinators.
The Networks meet several times a year as the Victorian Homelessness Network. (See: Victorian Regional Homelessness Networks | Houses At Parliament (vhn.org.au)
The Northern Homelessness Network (NHN) has 30-member agencies, managing approximately 100 homelessness programs...