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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Homelessness

Start date of service provision: Aug 2018

Capital raised (minimum): 0 (USD 0)


Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) takes a relationship-based approach, provides long-term support, and works from the premise that if people can sustain their housing, this provides a solid foundation to improving other areas in people's lives. The program aims to end the cycle of chronic homelessness by taking a relationship-based, trauma-informed and strengths-based approach in the context of long-term assertive case management supplemented by access to rapid housing.

Target population

People aged between 25 and 65 years who are experiencing sustained and chronic homelessness. To be eligible individuals must be chronically homeless and have been sleeping rough continuously for a minimum of one year and/or be currently homeless and have experienced three or more episodes of homelessness over the past three years.
There will be 3 cohorts (60 per year). Each cohort will receive 3 years of support



  • Australia

Service delivery locations

  • Inner city Melbourne

Involved organisations

Outcome metrics

  • Stable Housing. The percentage of the cohort in stable housing as evidenced by case notes that demonstrate the achievement of a sustained tenancy.
  • Improved health and wellbeing. Reductions in hospital bed days across the cohort.
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