For children who can’t live with their own immediate family, the preferred option is sometimes to live with someone they know, such as an extended family member.
If you are experiencing homelessness in the Yarra Ranges Shire Anchor can assist with a variety of referrals, including organisations that can support your mental health- contact our Opening Doors team on 9760 6400 to make an appointment (either at our Lilydale office, or one of our outreach sessions at Healesville or Yarra Junction).
For housing assistance after hours and on weekends, please call 1800 825 955.
For information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636
For more information on available support, see https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/mental-health-helplines