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A coalition of more than 60 organisations, including Melton’s Hope Street Youth and Family Services, Council to Homeless Persons and Youth Affairs Council Victoria has thrown its support behind ending youth homelessness in Victoria. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare figures indicate that of the 8830 young people that approached homelessness services in Victoria last year, 5060 were turned away.

Hope Street supported 751 young people, aged 16-25 years, including 75 children last financial year with 14% of these being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and a further 33% born outside Australia. The main reason for their presentation were housing affordability stress or relationship breakdown and family violence.

Donna Bennett, CEO, says that more housing options that include wraparound case support are required to ensure young people are supported and don't end up in entrenched homelessness.

A coalition of more than 60 organisations, including Melton’s Hope Street Youth and Family Services, Council to Homeless...

Posted by Hope Street Youth and Family Services on Monday, 5 December 2022

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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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