Pride in Place

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, 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 a 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age range between 15 to 25 years
  • Part of the LGBTIQA+ Community
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Reside in Victoria