Homelessness Support Services

Wayss is the first point of contact for people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness in Greater Dandenong, Casey, Cardinia, Mornington and Frankston. We provide the necessary support to assist you obtain and retain housing, without entering the homelessness services system.

If you are experiencing homelessness, or at risk of becoming homeless, Wayss can:

  • Provide housing information and advice
  • Refer you to accommodation vacancies and other services
  • Assist with applications for social housing and private rentals
  • Refer you to programs that could provide bond loans and material aid

Initial Assessment
and Planning (IA&P)

The first step for housing information and housing assistance to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness

Women’s Outreach
Program (WOP)

Assistance for women to live independently by improving access to housing and support services, and securing income support

Emergency Youth
Accommodation (EYA)

EYA provides crisis accommodation for young people 16-25 years of age who are experiencing homelessness

Assistance
for Families (AOF)

Housing support for families staying in rooming houses, or who are at risk of homelessness due to housing breakdown and are wanting to secure longer-term housing

Tenancy Plus

Assists social housing tenants to establish, strengthen, or maintain their tenancy by providing case management, advocacy, support and information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tenants at Risk

Assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are tenants, or prospective tenants of Aboriginal Housing Victoria or the Office of Housing

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Youth Support
Services

Support services for young people aged 16 to 25 years, including transitional housing support and access to crisis accommodation options

Drug Court Homelessness Assistance Program (DCHAP)​

Wayss provides homelessness assistance and support to people who have been sentenced by the Drug Court of Victoria in Dandenong

Step Ahead
Program

Supported accommodation program for single young people aged 16-25 years who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness within Casey and Cardinia.​

Private Rental
Access Program (PRAP)

Assists people to establish or maintain private rental accommodation

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Contact Wayss

We are your first point of contact if you are experiencing or at risk of homelessness

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.