Builder appointment

The Hope Street First Response Youth Service in Melton (Youth Refuge) has reached a major milestone that will see the project move to its next phase of becoming a reality for young people and their children.

The State Government is a key contributor of capital funding for this project and Hope Street is pleased to announce Shee Oak Ridge Pty Ltd as the appointed builder for this initiative.

Shee Oak Ridge logoShee Oak Ridge Pty Ltd feels privileged to have been appointed as the builder of the Hope Street First Response Youth Service in Melton. The Youth Refuge project is an opportunity for us to transform the extensive contributions and compassion from Hope Street and its partners into a real place where young people and young families experiencing homelessness can be safe, supported and succeed in rebuilding their lives within their local community.

Established in 2002 and associated with Peter Thompson Architects, our construction company has a focus on commercial, community and public works projects. Our community involvement has included facilities for people with disabilities, schools, sport and recreation, and group/independent living accommodation.

As a registered Commercial (CB-L) and Domestic (DB-U) builder with over 38 years’ experience, Peter Thompson has the expertise and drive to construct this specialist youth centre.

-- Shee Oak Ridge Team

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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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