The Hope Street First Response Youth Mobile Outreach Service in Melton, a new service that directly reaches out to vulnerable young people in the local government area and surrounding suburbs*, was launched today.
Hope Street specialises in assisting and responding to the immediate needs of young people and young families at risk of or experiencing homelessness, with a focus on intervention strategies to achieve stability, safety and improve the overall wellbeing of the young person and their children.
Available 7 days a week from 10:00am to 12:00 midnight, our First Response Mobile Outreach Team will find, identify and engage with young people and young families who are (at risk of) experiencing homelessness. Team members will go to where they are located, for example in hospital, school, a police station, Centrelink or another service/agency. A safe place to meet with young people can also be arranged if they are staying/sleeping on a friend's couch, in a car, in the park or the streets.
Help us spread the word about this innovative assertive outreach program so that at risk young people can get help to be safe, navigate and access the Homelessness Service System and other services (eg health), find emergency accommodation, get food and/or material aid, and more.
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*Areas included: Aintree, Brookfield, Burnside - Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs, Cobblebank - Strathtulloh, Diggers Rest, Eynesbury Township, Fraser Rise, Harkness, Hillside, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Melton West, Rockbank, Rural Balance, Taylors Hill & Toolern Vale