Assistance for Families (AOF)

Wayss will work with families at risk of homelessness to access, establish and maintain a private rental tenancy.

What we do

Accommodation Options for Families (AOF) provides 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.

Wayss staff will work with families to access, establish and maintain a private rental tenancy.

How can you access AOF?

Referrals to the AOF program can be made at your local Wayss office by an Initial Assessment and Planning worker.

Who can access AOF?

The AOF program is suitable for all family types including single parents, sibling groups or same sex partners. All must have children in their care.

Wayss operates this service in the council areas of Greater Dandenong, Frankston,

Casey, Cardinia and Mornington Peninsula

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.