Quin House

Quin House is an abstinence-based residential service supporting male identifying clients with substance abuse issues.

Quin House has been operating as a specialist alcohol and other drug residential facility since 1975.

Quin House is a 12-week voluntary program in an 11-bed Supported Accommodation Rehabilitation Service providing short to medium-term rehabilitation to homeless and socially marginalised adult males with a substance dependency.

The program facilitates opportunities to break the cycle of dependency, homelessness and social exclusion by offering:

  • Individual case management (including referrals to other services)
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Mindfulness/ grounding training
  • Relapse prevention strategies
  • Health and well-being programs
  • Life skills development
  • Relationships building
  • Communication skills development
  • Support with accessing medium to longer term housing
  • Peer support

Quin House provides an opportunity for residents to acquire the skills and strategies required to support their recovery from substance misuse and mobilise towards more stable housing.

Each resident works with their case manager to develop an individual treatment plan with identified goals and strategies to overcome related issues that may include: complex physical and mental health issues, legal matters, financial issues, trauma and family breakdown.

Residents of Quin House also undertake volunteer work at a local community farm and can attend a range of therapeutic activities outside of Quin House which support their recovery such as:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Smart Recovery Program
  • Peer Education Program
  • Sporting and creative activities


Quin House receives a combination of state funding from Specialist Homeless Services funds and Drug Treatment Services funds.

Quin House is part of VincentCare Victoria’s Inner Melbourne Community Hub (IMCH) and works alongside Ozanam House, Ozanam House Health Resource Centre (HRC) and the RLAD (Reconstructing Life after Dependency) program.

In addition, Quin House works with other local alcohol and other drugs agencies and health services such as:

  • de Paul House
  • Wellington House
  • Curran Place
  • Monash Health
  • Community Health Services (Co-Health & Merri Health)
  • Neighbourhood Justice Centre
  • Royal District Nursing Service – Homeless Persons Program
  • Fitzroy Learning Network


Client eligibility criteria relates to males over 18 years of age who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and identify with substance dependency or misuse and are motivated to seek support in recovery, working from a total abstinence approach.

  • Males over 18 years of age
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Identifying with substance dependency or misuse and motivated to seek support in recovery, working from a total abstinence approach

(Please note – disability access is limited as bedroom and bathrooms are upstairs)


Clients and services requesting information about the service or to be advised of available vacancies/ wait times should contact Quin House on: (03) 9419 4874 or

All clients wising to access the service are required to attend an information session which occurs each Thursday from 11am – 12pm. We ask that people arrive 15 minutes early to ensure access to the information session as late arrivals will not be able to attend. Support staff are also welcome to attend with their clients.

Referrers are asked to provide the following when referring a client:

  • AOD Comprehensive Assessment
  • AOD Self-Complete Assessment
  • Current medical summary from their GP
  • Consent form.
  • Quin House Cover Sheet

Quin House can be contact on: (03) 9419 4874 or in order for the consent form and cover sheet to be sent and completed.

Referrals meeting the selection criteria will be contacted and a formal assessment time will be arranged.

Once treatment suitability has been established, clients and their referrer will collaborate on implementing a supervised withdrawal regime for the client, so that clients can be safely admitted to the withdrawal unit/ service and then admitted safely on their admission day.


Address: 40 George Street, Fitzroy, 3065
Phone: (03) 9419 4874

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