We acknowledge the Traditional Owners in each of the communities where we work and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

Homeward Bound

Date: Tuesday 30 July 2019 Time: 11.00am - 1.00pm Location: Ringwood Lake   Right now, more than 116,000 Australians are homeless #HW2019. They include, families with children, young people, older people, single adults, people with disabilities. With the main causes...

Engage Program

Please see the attached flyers for the LGBTIQ Engage Program Engage - LGBTIQ Job Support EDG, Engage term 2 2019 Calendar...

Eastern Diversity Group

The Eastern Diversity Group (EDG) is a support / social group for anyone aged 15-25 who are sexually and/or gender diverse or those that are just not sure yet! We meet on Thursdays from 3-5pm (during Term periods) at Youth ConneXions in Box Hill Centro; level 2 Please...

Young Mums Group

YMG provides activities such as; social outings, cooking, art, craft, educational guest speakers, healthy relationships and so much more.   We meet every Tuesday from 12-2pm @ The Mitcham Family Centre 15 Brunswick Road Mitcham Please contact Beck on 9890 2673 for...

About FAN

Family Access Network has been providing services to young people since 1981 and is committed to responding to the diverse needs of homeless and at risk young people and young families. Our service philosophy is underpinned by a client focussed rights-based approach. We operate in the belief that timely intervention maximises positive outcomes.

FAN’s vision is for a community which acknowledges and values the dignity and worth of all citizens and enables individuals to deal positively with adverse situations in their lives.

Family Access Network will provide support to young people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness in the form of:

  • Access to accommodation and support options including therapeutic interventions for both young people and accompanying children.
  • Development of resources for young people, children and staff.
  • Provide social skill development opportunities for at risk young people and accompanying children.
  • Engage in high quality research while conducting in-house research on best practice and innovation.

PROGRAMS – FAN provides the following services

Homeless Support Services

Pivate Rental Brokerage Prog.

Life Skills

Childrens Program


FAN’s Homeless Support Services encompasses a client focused, case management framework providing support and assistance to young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Through the Youth Homelessness Action Plan 2 (YHAP2) Initiative funding, FAN has established a Private Rental Brokerage Program to assist and equip young homeless people to access, retain and sustain private rental accommodation as a long-term option.

The Life Skills Program, funded through City of Whitehorse and other partners offers a variety of workshop-based activities for at risk young people to learn new skills within a personal development framework.

The Children’s Program – Early Years provides adequate and timely support to young pregnant / parenting families and there accompanying children, providing them with appropriate services and therapeutic interventions.

There is a rich history of Volunteers contributing to the care of young people linked to FAN’s services which stems back to the early 1980’s.


Address: 1030 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill, Victoria, 3128

E-mail: fan@www.fan.org.au
Telephone: (03) 9890-2673
Fax: (03) 9890-9919

Information: ABN: 68 473 447 026

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