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  • 15 May 2013: What's new on the website?

    We have just added our Whistleblower Protection Policy to the Miscellaneous publications page - check it out.

  • Congrats to our YAC Awardees

    The City of Melton celebrates the achievements of young people in the Melton Local Government Area by hosting the annual Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) Awards Night.  On Friday 17 April 2015, three of our young people received YAC Awards at this special event held at the WestWaters Hotel & Entertainment Complex in Caroline Springs.

    The YAC is a committee consisting of young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who are passionate about being leaders within their local community of Melton.

  • Corporate Breakfast Builds Hope

    An entertaining early morning event awakens hope for young people.

    On Thursday 26 May 2016, Tabcorp Park Melton, in partnership with Hope Street Youth and Family Services, hosted a fantastic Corporate Breakfast MC’ed by Rob Auber. The Corporate Breakfast provided the business community with the opportunity to learn more about how homelessness affects young people and the wider community, and how their business/company could assist Hope Street to build a new supported crisis accommodation centre for young people experiencing homelessness in Melton.

  • Federal Budget 2014-15

    Sector briefing

    The Australian Federal Government's 2014-15 Budget released by the Treasurer on Tuesday 13 May 2014 did not grant some of the wishes expressed in Homelessness Australia’s submission on Budget priorities, eg by establishing a long-term Affordable Housing Growth Fund or abolishing housing-related tax concessions that benefit mainly higher income earners. 

  • Learning for Life

    Hope Street is facilitating several workshops as part of our Skills for Life 101 project which will provide practical information and support for young homeless people.

    The free workshops are open to Hope Street's clients and will help them to actively participate in the community, gain confidence and learn living skills. 

    The following workshops have been completed or are currently being delivered:

  • Strategic Planning Day 2013

    Strategic and Business Planning is the “big picture” of the organisation and its future direction.  Strategic Planning allows stakeholders of Hope Street Youth and Family Services to examine the progress of the organisation, its vision mission, purpose, philosophy and aims and objectives as well as the strategic environment in which we operate. 

Hope to Home in Whittlesea

FEATURED PROJECT: Hope to Home in Whittlesea

Many young people face obstacles when trying to secure stable accommodation due to no rental history, lack of affordable housing, and no employment to sustain rental leases.  The Hope to Home in Whittlesea pilot project will address these issues by:

  • Facilitating the transition of up to 30 young people (and their children) from the Hope Street in Whittlesea program or Whittlesea Housing into 1 and 2 bedroom units
  • Providing case management once they secure private rental of these units
  • Helping these young people maintain their tenancy, employment, education and training, and community connections
  • Engaging the support of community stakeholders including local businesses to address barriers contributing to youth homelessness

Please contact us if you would like to become a project partner and support at risk young people and young families.

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