Lifestyle and Housing

Young people experiencing housing concerns or are at risk of homelessness, should always contact their local area entry point (opening door) which you can find out by calling 1800 825 955. MOIRA can offer interim response housing support to young people to assist them to do this as required.

MOIRA is also able to provide support to access crisis accommodation and support you to locate and secure alternate housing options.

Housing Assistance Program

The Housing Assistance Program is a flexibly funded rent assistance program where you can be supported with your rent payments (in some cases up to between 25% – 75% of your rent) for a period of time to help get you on your feet and into the private rental market.
Rental payment support is structured in a step up model, decreasing in amount as financial independence and length of the tenancy increase.

Is it for me?
If you are aged 16-20, have had an out of home care experience, and would like to live in a private rental then yes!

Get in touch

Family Reconciliation

Experiencing conflict in your relationship? Homeless or at risk of homelessness?
Family Reconciliation supports young people to strengthen and maintain significant relationships.

This program provides the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with a skilled counsellor and mediator
  • Explore strategies to strengthen relationships
  • Improve communication skills
  • Create a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships

Who is eligible?
Young people and families aged 16-25 years old who have links to Melbourne’s Southern Region.
Click here to find out more information.

Life and Living Skills

Life and living skills is aimed at improving young peoples stability and social inclusion through development frameworks that equips young people with confidence and resources they need to live independently. The program includes  opportunities to engage in an individual or group workshop that offers tools and practical lessons on topics including:

• Money management
• Housing, Legal Rights and Responsibilities
• Health and Wellbeing
• Employment and Study Skills
• Daily Living Skills
• Personal and Social Development

Who is eligible?
Young people aged between 16-25 years with connections to the southern metropolitan region.
Click here for more information.

Community Connector

The Community Connector program is committed to encouraging young people to achieve their unique goals, reduce isolation and support the development of meaningful and sustainable community relations. We aspire to achieve this by working together with the community and creating new opportunities for young people to live rewarding lives as valued members of society.

By creating robust community opportunities, young people with a care experience can be supported to increase their sense of belonging, chase their ambitions and realise their potential as individuals.

Is it for me?

Are you 16-21 years old with a foster, kinship or residential care experience? Do you have a hidden talent, unexplored interest/hobby or desire to gain meaningful experience through work, learning or volunteering? We want to hear from you!
Click here for more information.

Get in touch