The St. Vincent's Hospital campus at Fitzroy, in partnership with Better Care Victoria, has recently opened Melbourne's first Safe Haven Cafe.
Based on a successful model in the UK, the Safe Haven Cafe provides a safe alternative to the emergency department for adults (over 18 years) experiencing loneliness, personal difficulties, or simply seeking social connection.
The Cafe is open on Fridays from 6pm-8pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm-8pm and is located at 35 Victoria Parade in the Art Gallery, at St. Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy. Free tea and coffee is provided.
Designed by consumers with a lived experience of mental illness and/or homelessness, and run by lived experience workers, the Cafe is now open for business!