Andrews Government announces funding for continued mental health and homelessness services at St Mary’s
I am very pleased to let you all know that the Andrews Government has announced it will continue to fund St Mary’s House of Welcome mental health and social inclusion program. This funding will help us to continue to support those who experience significant disadvantage with practical homeless supports and psychosocial services.
St Mary’s makes an important contribution to the lives of people experiencing homelessness and social exclusion, many of whom are dealing with mental illness and other complexities.
This commitment ensures that people with a mental illness who need psychosocial supports do not miss out. In September, the Victorian Government announced a $70 million package which includes over $50 million over two years to provide psychosocial supports to clients of the clinical mental health service who not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or are waiting for their plan to begin.
The announcement is an example of how government and services like St Mary’s can continue to work together to ensure that the most marginalised people in our community are provided with access to essential services with dignity and equity.
St Mary’s has been providing mental health services and support since 1987 and we extend our thanks to Minister’s Martin Foley and Richard Wynne who have made this possible
Chief Executive Officer
Minister Martin Foley, Liz Bishop (St Mary’s board member), Minister Richard Wynne and Mike Kee (St Mary’s board member)