The Hope Street in Whittleasea Program provides residential accommodation to young people and young families with intensive one-to-one assistance to be active participants in creating opportunities to strengthen their housing, employment, education, training and personal and social development. Support is provided within a model of five units for young singles and two units for young families.
- is an intensive outreach support service offering an integrated case management to young people with links to the City of Whittlesea
- proactively assists young people to develop resilience through effective integration and interdependence with their local communities
- is not a crisis support or crisis accommodation Program
What does the Program offer?
- Intensive individualised case management:
- strong one to one relationship between case work and service user
- flexible service delivery model including tailored levels of support to young people's needs
- focus on re/connections with significant familial, personal and social relationships
- building links with key agencies/groups in community to achieve young people's goals
- a continued flexible approach when young people move into interdependent living
- highly skilled workers within a highly responsive program
- Living Skills Program:
- robust series of group work sessions covering topics such as sustaining a successful tenancy; accessing and sustaining employment, education, training; personal and social development; citizenship and participation
- utilising and valuing young people's skills and experiences as contributors and facilitators to the Living Skills Program
- Integration with community:
- connecting young people as meaningful participants (capacity building) with their local communities through employment, education, personal and citizen opportunities
- the Program connecting as a meaningful participant in local communities via partnership and community capacity building activities
- joint initiatives with local community groups and agencies
Who is eligible?
- 16 - 21 years of age—priority will be given to those 19 years and under
- Females and males
- Families (eg siblings, single parent and child, couple and child)
- Homeless and/or at risk of homelessness
- Links to the Whittlesea Local Government Area incorporating the suburbs of: Thomastown, Lalor, Mill Park, Epping, South Morang, Doreen, Mernda, Wollert, Yan Yean, Eden Park, Whittlesea, Woodstock, Donny Brook, Kinglake West, Humevale and parts of Bundoora and Beveridge
- Linked or willing to be linked to education, employment or training
- In receipt of an income that allows for independent living (purchase food, pay rent, travel, etc)
- Able to perform a basic level of independent living skills in activities such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, self regulated routine
- Capacity and willingness to participate in the Program
How can young people enter this Program?
Please contact your nearest access point(s) listed on this page to find out more about entering this Program.