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Homelessness support

There is a range of services in Glen Eira that offer homelessness support, from housing to financial help and referrals. Some organisations offer short-term or crisis housing, while others can help you stay where you're currently living. Some are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Homelessness is when you don't have stable, safe, secure or adequate housing. It can affect anyone and its causes could result from family violence, a shortage of affordable housing, unemployment, mental illness, family breakdown or drug and alcohol abuse.

See below for relevant services or download our Glen Eira Homelessness Support Resource (PDF, 300KB).

Emergency contact numbers

In case of an emergency you can call any of the following phone numbers, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.


Launch Housing: 1800 825 955 for a local response between 9am and 5pm (calls outside these hours are diverted to Salvation Army Crisis Services)

Family violence

Safe Steps: 1800 015 188

Emotional support

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Need help finding housing?

A range of local organisations can help you find housing. They may be able to help you access short-term, crisis or traditional housing, or help you to stay where you currently live. They can also offer general housing advice.

Launch Housing St Kilda
122 Chapel Street, St Kilda
1800 048 325
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Launch Housing Cheltenham
Level 1/11 Chesterville Road, Cheltenham
9556 5777
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Salvation Army Crisis Service
29 Grey Street, St Kilda
9536 7777
Monday to Friday, 9am to 11pm

Home at Last
Support for older people aged 55 or over to access secure, affordable and appropriate housing
1300 765 178
Interpreters are available

Need a referral?

The following services can refer you to government, community and relevant not-for-profit agencies.

Salvation Army — Bentleigh
87 Robert Street, Bentleigh
9557 2644
Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am to 12.15pm

St Vincents de Paul Society
Welfare Assistance Line
1800 305 330

Need financial services or help?

CIS GlenEira
9571 7644
Provides no-interest loans if you're on a low income.

Centrelink Financial Information Service
13 23 00
Provides information to customers and potential customers about Centrelink benefits.

Jewish Care
8517 5999
Offers financial counselling and support, as well as interest-free loans.

Money Smart
1800 007 007
A free financial counselling service that helps you manage your money and debt.

Free local meals

Where When Phone number
Open Hands
40 Toolambool Road, Carnegie
Wednesday lunch, 12pm to 1.30pm 9572 2550
St Paul’s Anglican Church
530 Dandenong Road, Caulfield North
Thursday lunch, 12pm to 1pm 9576 1477
Tony’s Café
The Waratah Room next to St. Anthony’s Hall
Corner Grange and Neerim Roads, Glen Huntly
Tuesday lunch, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Thursday afternoon, 3pm to 5.30pm
Saturday lunch, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
0432 087 494
Murrumbeena Uniting Church
117 Murrumbeena Road
Thursday pancakes, 10am to 12pm 9568 8177
Compass Canteen
5B South Drive, Virginia Park
236-262 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East
Sunday lunch, 1pm to 2.30pm
soup and more
9557 4974

Note: these times and dates are subject to change. Correct as at March 2019.

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