About CHP

The Council to Homeless Persons is the peak body representing organisations and individuals in Victoria with a commitment to ending homelessness. Our vision is to end homelessness in Victoria.


We work towards this by

  • Campaigning for policy changes that will end homelessness
  • Building the capacity of services that work with people experiencing homelessness
  • Involving consumers in the process of improving the sector
  • Elevating the problem of homelessness as an issue in the public domain
  • Contributing to research that will improve policy


Our Vision

CHP envisions an end to homelessness in Victoria.


Our Mission

CHP works to end homelessness through leadership in policy, advocacy, capacity building and consumer participation.


Our Guiding Principles

CHP is driven by principles that give focus to its belief that homelessness is unacceptable, avoidable and within our reach to resolve.


Our Strategic Plan

Read our Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019.


If you have a problem with a Victorian homelessness or housing service, CHP’s Homelessness Advocacy Service (HAS) can provide information, advice, and advocacy to help you resolve it. 


CHP’s child safe policy statement

CHP is committed to the safety of all children.

CHP has a zero tolerance of child abuse

CHP aims to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe and welcome. All children who come to the CHP office or we engage with in other settings, for example at CHP events, have a right to feel and be safe.

The welfare of the children CHP provide a service to or engage with will always be the first priority.

CHP’s Child safe policy can be read here.


Diversity statement

The Council to Homeless Persons is an Equal Opportunity employer and embraces differences in gender, gender diversity, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. We are committed to the safety of all children and have zero tolerance of child abuse. We acknowledge the first peoples of Australia and their unique role in our history and society and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for advertised positions.  We recognise the benefit that diversity and inclusion play in helping achieve our goals and vision of ending homelessness.



For more information about CHP, refer to our annual reports.

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