About EHN

The Eastern Homeless Network (EHN) is a resource to the homelessness sector operating in the Eastern Metropolitan Region and has been in operation since July 1997.

The Network is directed by a Reference Group, the members of which are drawn from a representative range of Specialist Homelessness funded services. The Network has a funded Co-ordinator (Networker) to implement plans and projects of the EHN.

Specialist Homeless Services provide assistance to some of the most marginalized people in our community. The services work with a diverse range of people which include single adults, families,  women & children escaping family violence, Aboriginal people and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse groups. Service workers are often required to assist individuals and families experiencing crisis and presenting with a range of complex issues.

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Eastern Homelessness Service System Alliance (EHSSA) 
The EHSSA is a partnership comprising of members committed to achieving better outcomes for people experiencing homelessness and/or family violence. Membership is open to all homelessness and family violence agencies in the Eastern region 

Its purpose is to:

  • To bring together relevant agencies to achieve an agreed vison and mission
  • Build on consistency and quality for service delivery practice amongst member agencies
  • Make evidence based recommendations to the Department of Health & Human Services regional office and Housing and Community Building Division about responses to service gaps.
  • Monitor service provision (via data collection and/or client satisfaction reviews) through the establishment and feedback of EHSSA working groups for the purposes of identifying gaps and opportunities for enhancement in service provision.

EHSSA Strategic Plan 2016-2019

To find out more about the EHSSA, please contact EHNnetworker@wesley.org.au or call 0419 363 261.