The February 2015 “Reach Out: The Role of Homelessness Outreach” edition





Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Update from Homelessness Australia

Glenda Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

The Unique Face of Homelessness in the Top End: A Statistical Profile

Tabatha Dellar-Walmsley, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Homeground Pilots New Dual Diagnosis Resource!

Robyn Bixby, HomeGround Services and Kevan Myers and Simon Kroes, St Vincents Hospital Melbourne

Feature — Reach Out: The Role of Homelessness Outreach


Reaching Out, What Works?

Zoë Probyn, Northern Support Services Manager, HomeGround Services and Anne Coleman Professional Honours Coordinator, Master of Social Work (Advanced Practice) Coordinator, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Tasmania

The Importance of Outreach

Paul Adabie, Boarding House Services Manager, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Consumer Voices — Homelessness Outreach

Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them.

Navigating the Maze Using Critical Theory

Dylan Jansz, Case Manager, HomeGround Intensive Support Program

From Safe Refuge to Safe at Home: The Evolving Role of Family Violence Outreach Services

Prue Cameron, Policy and Communications Officer, DV Vic

The Benefits of Outreach Services for People Experiencing Homelessness

Samantha Pielichaty, The Hutt Street Centre

A Look at Office Based and Outreach Homelessness Practice

Celeste Brittain, Case Manager Family Crisis Accommodation Service, Melbourne City Mission

Outreach for an Inclusive Community

Marie Mantzioros, Allied Health Assistant, cohealth

Reaching Out and Going to People Who Have Disengaged from the Service System

Joan Kikos, Community Health Nurse, RDNS Homeless Persons Program.

Homelessness Outreach: Guided by What Works

George Hatvani, HomeGround Service Development and Research Manager

Our Space — Whose Place? Community Outreach in Action in Port Phillip

Kate Incerti, Social Worker, Team Leader Housing and Homelessness Services, City of Port Phillip

The Relevance of Outreach When Supporting Children

Allen Jeffress, Bright Futures, Homelessness Children’s Specialist Support Service, Merri Outreach Support Service

Outreach Mental Health Services in Central Melbourne

Dr Simon Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist, City Team, Dr Emma Radford, Consultant Psychiatrist, The Homeless Outreach Mental Health and Housing Service and Acting Professor Alex Holmes, Consultant Psychiatrist, City Team, Inner West Area Mental Health Service and Royal Melbourne Hospital

Homelessness Outreach: A Frontline Perspective

Lex Lutherborrow, Sydney Centre Manager, Homeless Services

Street to Home Canberra

Erin MacArthur, Coordinator Street Services and Shannon Pickles, Director of Special Works, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn

The Connections ProgramAssertive Outreach Case Management with a Technological Twist: A More Responsive Service Delivery Model

Clint Marion, Program Leader and Tony Littman, Operations Manager, Merri Outreach Support Service

The Team Case Management Model from a Crisis Program Perspective

Nannette Wilkinson, Program Leader Crisis Response Team, Intensive Case Management Initiative and Youth and Family Team, Merri Outreach Support Service

What Works

Penny Underwood for McAuley Community Services for Women

CHOPS: Sustenance for the Homeless Mentally Ill?

Dr Vicki Shephard and Richard Howard, Clarendon Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Service, St Vincent’s Melbourne

Assertive Housing Outreach in Regional Victoria

Barb Struthers, Outreach Housing Support Worker, Wintringham Maryborough

Taking It Out There, the Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Person Program: A Model of Assertive Services Provision

Theresa Swanborough RDNS HPP Manager OAM

Reaching Out to the Homeless: An Innovative Outreach Allied Health Service in Melbourne

Susan Whitelock, Anne-Florence Plante, Chris Platt, Diane Fox, Rebecca Mannix and Leanna Helquist, cohealth

City of Melbourne Outreach Service Coordination

Alison Duncan, Team Leader City People, Community Safety and Wellbeing Branch, City of Melbourne


Rob Sago

Chief Executive Officer, Merri Outreach Support Service

Karyn Walsh

Co-ordinator, Micah Projects, Queensland