Women’s Outreach Program (WOP)

Wayss helps women to live independently by improving access to housing and support services, and securing income support.

What we do

The Women’s Outreach Program (WOP) supports women 16 years of age or over from the cities of Casey, Greater Dandenong and Frankston and the Shire of Cardinia, who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. The program supports women who need help to obtain or maintain accommodation.

A Wayss worker provides:

  • Assistance to women who have complex issues and a history of homelessness.
  • Information, advocacy, referrals, assessments, and access to accommodation options

Who can access WOP?

Women 16 years of age and over in the municipalities of Casey, Greater Dandenong, Frankston and Cardinia.

How can you access WOP?

Contact Wayss Casey, Greater Dandenong and Frankston or the Cardinia offices.

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.