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Hope Street has the following career opportunities for people to join one of our teams:

  • Youth Residential Support Worker - Melton

April 2020 Parity
April 2020 Parity

New Developments and Initiatives in the Response to Youth Homelessness – Hope Street’s contribution to Parity magazine April 2020

Dear Partners and Friends of Hope Street,

Hope Street is a co-sponsor of the April 2020 edition of Parity, a national magazine about homelessness that’s produced by Council to Homeless Persons. The April edition is entitled A Better Way Forward: New Developments and Initiatives in the Response to Youth Homelessness. This edition aims to highlight and foreground the changes in both the understanding of the dynamics of youth homelessness and the range of different policy and service responses and settings that have been developed and implemented to provide a better way forward in responding to youth homelessness.

The virtual launch for the magazine took place on Friday 15 May 2020 with Hope Street partners and friends, and other event attendees learning more about youth homelessness.

Jennifer Hansen with Nicholas Klenkowski.
Jennifer Hansen with Nicholas Klenkowski.

Jennifer Hansen, smoothfm 91.5 radio announcer and acclaimed journalist and newsreader, is an Ambassador for Hope Street. She recently spoke with Nick, a previous Hope Street client, to hear about his experiences with homelessness, the role Hope Street played in his life, and the ways he's now paying it forward. In Jennifer's own words…

It's hard not to describe 23-year-old Nick as the 'poster boy' for Hope Street because he's such a great example of how this wonderful organisation makes such a real and positive change in young people's lives.

And while I'd prefer not to use clichés here because it diminishes just how unique each story is behind the lives of every one of the young people at Hope Street… Nick truly is an inspiration to the others who come to the service for specialist assistance.

Hope Street Youth and Family Service’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Hope Street Youth and Family Service’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Housing and homelessness services are deemed essential services and are therefore continuing to operate during the Coronavirus stage 3 shutdown. As a specialist youth homelessness service, Hope Street is committed to providing workforce and client safety in these unprecedented times.

Our front-line teams in the Cities of Melton, Moreland and Whittlesea continue to provide 24/7 services, support and accommodation to young people who don’t have a safe place to call home. Our mobile outreach teams, youth refuges, youth foyer-like programs (supported transitional housing units), private rental transition program and other services remain open. We are committed to being there for young people and young families who are experiencing homelessness.

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FEATURED PILOT PROGRAM: 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 program 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 partner and support at risk young people and young families.

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