Peter Khalil MP, third from left.
Peter Khalil MP, third from left.

Peter Khalil paid a visit to a local youth refuge run by Hope Street Youth and Family Services on Tuesday 14 May, just days out from the federal election.

Hope Street invited Peter to the refuge as part of Everybody's Home, a campaign that unites the not for profit housing, homelessness and community sectors with the nation's largest charities in calling for leaders to fix Australia's housing system so that everybody has a home.

L to R: Olivia Myeza with Meyor of Melton, Cr Bob Turner.
L to R: Olivia Myeza with Meyor of Melton, Cr Bob Turner.

On 8 May 2019 Hope Street was awarded a cheque for $5000 from the City of Melton’s Community Grants Program. The funding will be used to purchase emergency accommodation for young people experiencing homelessness in Melton.

Olivia Myeza, Hope Street’s Business Development and Partnerships Manager, attended the cheque handover ceremony and is pictured here with the Mayor of Melton, Cr Bob Turner.

Young and homeless - mum and baby
Young and homeless - mum and baby

The City of Whittlesea played host to a panel discussion on youth homelessness on Tuesday 07 May, attended by homelessness service providers, government representatives, community members and young people with lived experience of homelessness.

The event, called Young and Homeless in the City of Whittlesea, was organised by Hope Street Youth and Family Services, one of Melbourne's longest serving specialist youth homelessness service providers, in partnership with Baseline for Young People at City of Whittlesea and Council to Homeless Persons.

Young people
Young people

In June 2018 the Hope Street First Response Youth Mobile Outreach Service launched in Melton thanks to a four year $1.8 million grant from The Ian Potter Foundation, operating out of Hope Street’s existing transitional housing site in Melton until its future move across to the new First Response Youth Service once the building is complete.

Available seven days a week from 10am until midnight,REFER UPDATE BELOW the First Response Youth Mobile Outreach Service provides local mobile crisis support for young people and young families experiencing (and at risk of experiencing) homelessness. Support provided includes crisis accommodation, meal vouchers, assistance navigating the homelessness service sector, and referrals to other support services. Support is mobile and can go to wherever the young person is – a friend’s house, a park, a school, etc.

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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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