Donna Bennett, Hope Street Youth and Family Services CEO, is thrilled that our partnership with FiveP, investing in technology advancing end user efficiency for the delivery of essential services to vulnerable homeless young people and young families, has been recognised in this international nomination.
Hope Street is a co-sponsor of the April 2022 edition of Parity, a national magazine about homelessness that is produced by Council to Homeless Persons, titled Homelessness and Young People: Support During Troubled Times.
"This is the first edition of Parity to focus explicitly on best practice in providing support to youth. However, the focus is also on best practice in the context of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people, homelessness and on service providers and provision," said Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons.
It is with great pleasure that our CEO, Donna Bennett, acknowledges our team members’ valued expertise and contributions of their work with Hope Street on this national Employee Appreciation Day. It is an opportunity to pause and celebrate everyone who made Hope Street Youth and Family Services the organisation it is today:
I am always extremely proud and inspired by the achievements of our teams, particularly in the context of such significant social, economic and structural barriers impacting young people and their children. Each year they all respond to the individual needs of young people impacted by homelessness, worsening housing crisis, poverty, family violence to name a few, with a high level of drive and professionalism. I understand and appreciate the tremendous efforts they make as they strive to provide the best possible services, empowering young people to thrive. This is evident in our program data including client outcomes. Our client safe and stable housing outcomes exceed the Victorian and National average. It is also evident in the client stories we publish in our annual reports, on the website, Parity, etc. All this is achieved while our teams strive for the safety of young people and each other as they consistently rise to the twists and turns of life within a pandemic – now in its third year. Congratulations!
Thank you to all who attended our Annual General Meeting tonight. We hope that you found the evening informative and enjoyable.
Our Annual Report is now available for you to download and share with your networks:
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