The John Howard Society has two houses that are used to provide transitional housing to those who have been successful at Manchester House and are ready to live in the community with greater independence.
These residences provide a more independent living arrangement for those who no longer require the structure and support provided by Manchester House.
Gelling Manor and Maxfield House provide an opportunity for affordable and appropriate housing, while living in a shared environment similar to that offered at Manchester House. Residents pay a monthly fee to live at the house for up to one year, and during that time can continue to receive support and assistance from the John Howard Society staff.
It is difficult to locate affordable and appropriate housing in the Victoria area and these two residences help to provide a little more time and reduce the stress of finding the right place to live.