Services for Forensic Clients

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Forensic Services


1800 049 871
Range of support programs for individuals leaving prison & reintegrating into the community

Community Forensic Mental Health Service (Forensicare)

9947 2500
505 Hoddle Street Clifton Hill, VIC
Provides adult mental health services in Victoria for people involved in the criminal justice system, or who are at high risk of offending.

Melbourne City Mission
9614 3688
Provides support for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as well those recently released from prison.

Flat Out Inc.

Flat Out is a state-wide homelessness support and advocacy service for women who have contact with the criminal justice and/or prison system in Victoria. They provide individualised support for women to address homelessness, drug and alcohol treatment and a range of other support services.

Metal Health (general)


1300 22 4636
Crisis support phone and online chat


1300 858 858
Phone and online counselling for men


13 11 14
Crisis support phone and online chat

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467
24/7 Counselling for anyone affected by suicide

The Salvation Army

1300 363 622
24/7 Telephone counselling service


1800 184 527
LGBTIQ counselling and referral service
Available 3pm – 12am, 7 days

Mental Health Advice Line

1300 60 60 24
24/7 Advice from nurse on-call

Gambler’s Help

1800 858 858
24/7 counselling and referral

Legal/Financial Services

Victorian Legal Aid

1300 792 387

Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre
9413 0100
Legal support for refugee and immigrants

Money Help

1800 007 007
Offers free, confidential and independent financial information for people experiencing financial difficulties or facing job loss


131 794
Range of payments and services to support you in an emergency or crisis situation

Family/Family Violence Services

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

1800 015 188
24/7, free family violence response service

Victorian Centres Against Sexual Assault

1800 806 292
Free 24/7 crisis service for victims/survivors of sexual assault

Aboriginal Services


1800 352 624
24/7 Indigenous Crisis Assessment and Referral Service

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

132 660
Services such as mental health, drug & alcohol, counselling and primary health

Aboriginal Housing Victoria

9403 2100
Narrandjeri House, 125-127 Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy
Secures appropriate, affordable housing as a pathway to better lives and stronger communities.

Homeless Supports

Opening Doors (Housing Crisis Support)

1800 825 955
24/7 state-wide, toll-free number to speak with a housing and support worker

Northern Housing

1800 048 325
Housing and support services across Melbourne

North & West Homelessness Network (NWHN)

9689 2777
Provides access to support for people experiencing homelessness. Locations in Footscray, Sunshine, Melton & Werribee.

Mobile Laundry & Shower Services

Orange Sky
Mobile laundry and shower service with locations around Australia including Melbourne, Melbourne South East and Geelong. Specific times and locations are available on the Orange Sky website.

One Voice
1300 426 386
Melbourne-based shower and laundry van. Locations in Frankston, East Melbourne and Melbourne CBD.

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