Women’s Early Intervention Program

The Women’s Early Intervention Program (WEIP) is a program for single women, focused on early intervention to prevent homelessness.

The Women’s Early Intervention Program (WEIP) was created to support single women living in North West Melbourne who are particularly vulnerable to becoming homeless due to a lack of services meeting their needs. These women often do not live with a partner, do not have children living in their care and live in the Western region of Melbourne.

They may also be experiencing a range of issues affecting their ability to secure permanent housing including:

  • Multiple and complex needs such as:
    • Alcohol or substance dependency
    • Mental health issues
    • Legal concerns
    • General health issues
    • Emotional wellbeing
    • Family Violence
  • A breakdown in coping skills threatening their capacity to live independently

WEIP is a short-term intensive program which runs for six weeks. It provides outreach, advocacy, information and referral and brokerage to help secure accommodation.

The WEIP program aims to:

  • Resolve the client’s immediate issues
  • Identify both the immediate and longer term issues that are impacting on the person’s housing stability
  • Locate, refer and link the client to other specialist services for ongoing support where appropriate


To be eligible for the Women’s Early Intervention Program, you must be:

  • A single woman
  • Aged 18 years or older
  • At risk of experiencing homelessness
  • Without children in their care or a partner living with them
  • Residing in the DFFH North West Metropolitan region


  • Self – referral by dropping into the Homelessness Resource Centre Monday – Friday 9am -1pm
  • Emailing
  • Or phoning Senior Worker on 0439 584 520


Address: 268 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne, 3051
Phone: (03) 9329 6733

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