Housing and Support
Located in the former army barracks in Mount Martha, Fusion’s Housing Support Program provides accommodation and support for young people experiencing homelessness between the ages fifteen and twenty-one.
Eight beds are available on-site as supported accommodation, where young people can stay for up to three months (with a review of stay conducted at the second month).
We believe that young lives need a strong community around them. To facilitate this we have 4 live-in mentors who help provide a sense of stability and a family like environment for clients of the service.
Young people are allocated a Fusion Case worker and are supported to work towards their identified goals, continued personal development and living skills. We work alongside other phenomenal organisations to achieve the best outcomes possible for each young person.
Our housing team work alongside our passionate community volunteers to also provide a range of programs and support that further assist the development of each young person.
During the school term we host a weekly community tea where young people are able to interact with supportive community members and invite friends or family members over for dinner. This is an integral part of the service we offer, as young people are able to build healthy networks and deepen their sense of belonging to the Mornington Peninsula.
Outreach & Support
Fusion Mornington Peninsula also provides Outreach support to young people who are at risk of becoming homeless. This includes:
- Helping people maintain private rental or shared accommodation
- Working with young people who need support to stay or return home
- Interim response to young people who are on prioritisation lists and waiting on other housing options in the homelessness sector
- external case work support to young people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness
Fusion Mornington Peninsula manages a transitional property in Mornington. This houses up to two young people at a time and helps a young person to develop a rental history, while continuing to develop their life skills with the support of our external Case Worker.
Fusion Mornington Peninsula are also able to help people maintain their housing through our distribution of rent in advance (HEF).