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Gandel Philanthropy's funding grant for Hope to Home in Melton will help homeless young people and their families move into their own place.

Gandel Philanthropy logoHope Street continues to be overwhelmed by the generosity of organisations such as Gandel Philanthropy and Raine and Horne Melton, and with the many individuals' donations to our Melton First Response campaign, either online or through the increasing numbers of butterflies of hope landing at Woodgrove Shopping Centre.

As a partner in our campaign, the Melton Leader has been instrumental in raising the community's awareness of the struggles young people and their families face when trying to get back on their feet in life without having a roof over their heads.

Last week's Melton Leader news story, Giving youths a home, by Ami Humpage, reveals why Gandel Philanthropy decided to fund Hope to Home:

“Research tells us that stable and appropriate accommodation is critically important to help people, particularly young people overcome the cycle of homelessness,” [Gandel Philanthropy chief executive, Vedran Drakulic] said.

He said the project was innovative.

“You cannot just provide one thing to these young vulnerable people, there needs to be support, counselling and education; this project is a wraparound service offering all of this.”

Hope Street has also seen growing support from politicians for our proposed youth homelessness crisis centre in Melton.

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Hope to Home in Whittlesea

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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