Stopover Youth Refuge

About our service

Our Stopover service offers supported short-term crisis accommodation to single young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Is this support for me or my client?

This service is available to all young people aged from 15 to 25 who are experiencing homelessness.

How can this support assist me or my client? 

Stopover works within a strengths-based framework, focusing on assisting you to build on your existing skills and develop your capabilities within a safe environment.

You can stay at Stopover for up to 6 weeks, in which time you will be  supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until we find you more suitable, stable long-term accommodation.

Who has this support assisted?

MarcoRead Marco's story. Marco spent 8 weeks at Stopover after arriving in Melbourne with nowhere to stay. His previous accommodation in Sydney was destroyed by fire, along with all his identification documents. 
Find out how Stopover supported Marco to take control and start to get his life back on track.


How can I or my client access this support?

Stopover does not take direct referrals. Assessment is via any Opening Doors access point, including:

  • Melbourne Youth Support Service: 03 9614 3688
  • Yarra Community Housing
  • Homeground Services
  • North East Housing.

Contact us (services only)

Address: PO Box 1315, North Fitzroy VIC 3086
Phone: 03 8486 2133. Alternatively please fill in the enquiry form below. 

If you want to know more about the Foyer Plus program and services, contact us on 03 8486 2111.