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First Response Youth Refuge, Melton: services now live!

Youth refuge under construction

Construction of the Hope Street First Response Youth Service (Youth Refuge) continues in Melton, with building due for completion later this year. In the meantime, the First Response Youth Refuge Interim Model has gone live as of Tuesday 12 March!

Two private rental properties have been secured to provide supported crisis accommodation until the Youth Refuge building is completed. Both houses are…

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  • National Youth Homelessness Conference
  • Melton Youth Mobile Outreach Service rolls out rapid response
  • Up ahead: First Response Youth Service in the City of Whittlesea
  • and much more...

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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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