Salvation Army Social Housing Service (SASHS)

  1. About this service

    The SASHS Network is the primary Access Point for people living in the Brimbank and Melton Local Government Areas.  You must access SASHS to gain access to other housing organisations/providers. SASHS can refer you to other suitable housing service providers.

    This service is the primary assessment and referral point for clients experiencing housing and homelessness issues.

    The access point provides this service at Sunshine during business hours (Monday – Friday) except Wednesday afternoons. This is an appointment based service where clients present on the day to obtain an appointment based on availability. A limited crisis response can be provided based on individual circumstances and the capacity of the Initial Assessment and Planning (IA&P) team. (Conditions Apply) 

    The IA&P Team provides:

    - Assessment of housing and support needs;
    - Referral to crisis or longer term accommodation and specialist support providers;
    - Housing-related information;
    - Advocacy;
    - Limited financial assistance for housing

    The IA&P program also distributes the Housing Establishment Fund (HEF) to people experiencing housing stress which is used to assist people to access:

    • Crisis accommodation;
    • Longer-term or alternative housing options;
    • Assistance to maintain their existing housing.

      • Service name

        Salvation Army Social Housing Service (SASHS)

      • Service address

        6/147 Harvester Road Sunshine
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      • Phone

        9312 54 24 or 1800 825 955 (after hrs)

      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help,

      • Service area

        Sunshine and surrounding areas

      • Service hours

        Weekdays 9am-5pm.

      • Age group

        15 - 25 years

      • Interpreters

        Available on request

      • Service type


      • Costs


      • Service for


      • Disability access


    More information for service professionals

      • Referral mode

        In person

      • Point of intake

        Office Administration

      • Emergency referral and intake process

        Phone 1800 627 727

  2. Salvation Army Social Housing Service (SASHS)