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THERE ARE NO WRONG DOORS AT WAYSS
Everyone is welcome.
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HAVING SAFE AND SECURE HOUSING
is a basic human right
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EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT
to feel safe
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CRISIS RESPONSE IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO ENDING HOMELESSNESS
housing ends homelessness

DANDENONG only office open

At Wayss we are on the frontline of family violence and homelessness response services. We are still open, but have had to make some more changes to the way we are supporting our clients.

Our services are now mainly being provided over the phone. You can phone Dandenong on 9791 6111 or Berwick on 9703 0044.

From Monday 30th March, BERWICK, Cranbourne, Frankston and Pakenham offices are temporarily CLOSED.

Importantly, our DANDENONG office is STILL OPEN to provide the following services:

• Family Violence support services

• Homelessness support services

• Youth support services

People experiencing homelessness or are at risk housing breakdown should contact us immediately if assistance is required.

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While we are predominately providing services over the phone, we understand in some cases, you may need to visit our Dandenong office.

You will find crosses on the floor and on the seats.  They are spaced 1.5 metres apart, which is the recommended social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please stand or sit on the cross while you are waiting in our reception area.

AFTER HOURS

At Wayss, we are united by a fundamental belief that safe, secure and affordable housing is a human right. We exist to support people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and people who have experienced family violence, to access safe, secure and affordable housing.

Wayss in the 1990s

Then in September 1997 the organisation became WAYSS Limited with a Board of Directors and day to day management by the Chief Executive Officer.

Wayss underwent further transformation with the restructure of community housing and the funding of the Transitional Housing Management (THM) program. The Regional Housing Council ceased operation and transferred direct service operations to Wayss in 1997.

During this decade Wayss became responsible for the then South East Women’s Domestic Violence Outreach Service. Funding was also received to establish a Children’s Services Worker within the outreach service. SAAP funded Women’s Outreach Program was also transferred to Wayss in 1999.