Announcing the Homeless to Homemaker pilot project

Hope Street have designed an innovative support response to youth homelessness solution that will offer not only a safe home but access to apprenticeships and job training, as well as access to mental health, alcohol and other drugs and wraparound community services.

Homeless to Homemaker is a partnership initiative between Hope Street and the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU), as well as the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), and 3PE Build.

The service delivery model will provide youth-centred wholistic case management support to young people and young families who through self-determination are motivated to work towards their employment, education, health and wellbeing, living skills and social goals as their next step out of homelessness and disadvantage.

There are several key elements and features that set this pilot project apart from other services.  These include, without being limited to:

  • A partnership with the trade sector offering industry access to traineeships
  • Onsite trainee readiness program
  • Onsite health promotion program
  • Growing opportunities, not perpetuating hardship/disadvantage e.g. traineeships
  • Intensive youth-focused support
  • Connection and integration with other specialist services such as headspace, family violence, employment and training.
  • Environmental sustainability

Hope Street has an established presence in the City of Melton integrating with the local community to assist young people and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. If successfully implemented this housing offer will add to the services young people can access in the area.

Terrific to hear people are talking about an innovative partnership striving for solutions for young people.

Posted by Hope Street Youth and Family Services on Wednesday, 17 August 2022

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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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