• Keeping Housing Overheads Low Forum

    On 17 May 2017, workers supporting young people gathered for an afternoon of information sharing, building networks and learning more about minimising living expenses and housing overheads for young people on low incomes in their rental properties or public housing. 

    Each year Hope Street holds a community capacity building event where staff in the homelessness sector can learn about new research and resources available to young people who are homeless or in threat of being homeless. The forum, held at the Harry Atkinson Art and Craft Centre in Coburg, was for youth workers, homelessness staff and anyone working with young people.

  • Giving voice to young people

    On 07 April 2017, the Council to Homeless Persons launched its "Giving Voice: Young People Experiencing and Responding to Homelessness" edition of their national publication, Parity.  This issue features young people speaking for themselves and giving voice to their story of how they became homeless in the first place and what happened to them next.

    Speakers at the launch included:

    • Guy Johnson, Associate Professor of Urban Housing and Homelessness, RMIT, will launch the edition
    • Sherri Bruinhout, General Manager, Homelessness and Justice
    • Jenny Smith, CEO Council to Homeless Persons
    • Vicki Sutton, CEO Melbourne City Mission
    • Bruce Tucker, Interim Operations Manager, Hope Street Youth and Family Services
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