The ‘Pride in Place’ (PiP) Family Access Network (FAN) Housing and Homelessness Support program is specifically to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Diverse, Queer, Intersexed and Asexual inclusive (LGBTIQA+) young people (15 to 25 years old) who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
The wider PiP program is made up of a consortium of several organisations who specialise in the housing and homelessness sector or LGBTIQA+ sector (or both). The consortium includes a partnership with Drummond Street Services (Queerspace), VincentCare, and Uniting and Family Access Network (FAN) who are the only organisation that specialises in LGBTIQA+ youth.
The PiP program consists of applying the services of an LGBTIQA+ Service Navigator for LGBTIQA+ people who are homeless or ‘at risk’ of homelessness as a Victorian State-wide program. The role of the FAN Service Navigator in the PiP program is to provide ‘Service Navigation’ (case management) to help secure long-term housing stability and to assist with navigating other support needs the young person is also experiencing. The catchment area is based in the Eastern Metro area; however, we do support any LGBTIQA+ person in the State of Victoria as well.
- Age range between 15 to 25 years
- Part of the LGBTIQA+ Community
- Homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Reside in Victoria