• Margaret Tucker Hostel Morning Tea
    Margaret Tucker Hostel morning tea and tour of Melton for Reconciliation Week.   This week is Reconciliation Week 2024! Hope Street welcomed Worrell Blow, Manager from the Margaret Tucker Hostel for a Morning Tea and tour at the Melton First Resp...

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    OZ Harvest and StreetSmart’s Sleep Safe
    OZ Harvest and StreetSmart’s Sleep Safe   Community partnerships help young people and young families experiencing homelessness.   Thank you, Oz Harvest, and StreetSmart for the on-going community partnership with Hope Street to provide ess...

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    Hope Street welcomes budget announcements for homelessness as part of the Home Time campaign.
    Hope Street welcomes budget announcements for homelessness as part of the Home Time campaign. Win for children and young people in budget announcement! Hope Street Youth and Family Services welcomes the recent media release from Federal Minister ...

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    Donna Bennett gives speech at Property Industry Foundation event, ‘Steps for Homeless Youth.’
    Donna Bennett gives speech at Property Industry Foundation event, ‘Steps for Homeless Youth.’    On a brisk, early morning at the beautiful Albert Park, Donna Bennett, Chief Executive Officer and Katie Hooper, Business Development and Partner...

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    Lily D’Ambrosio MP revisits the City of Whittlesea First Response Youth Refuge build site.
    Lily D’Ambrosio MP local state member visits the City of Whittlesea First Response Youth Refuge build site again.   It’s been just over a year since Lily D’Ambrosio joined the special sod turning event in April 2023 followed by a Smoking C...

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    Youth Mayors visit Hope Street First Response Youth Service Refuge Construction site!
    City of Whittlesea Youth Mayors visit Hope Street First Response Youth Service Refuge Construction site!  Hope Street was delighted to welcome to the First Response Youth Service Refuge construction site, Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson who join...

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    Hope Street is recruiting!
    Hope Street is building… a team and a youth homelessness service in City of Whittlesea.      Hope Street is a leading youth homelessness organisation specialising in placed based youth focused responses and advocacy, now recruiting a new te...

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    Youth Homelessness Matters Day
    Youth Homelessness Matters Day   Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) is a national day that aims to raise awareness and public discussion about child and youth homelessness. It's a day to start conversations about sustainable and innovative so...

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  • Andrew Giles MP visits Hope Street
    Andrew Giles MP visits Hope Street   Hope Street Youth and Family Services was delighted to show local Federal MP Andrew Giles, the Member for Scullin, the build site for the First Response Youth Services Refuge in the City of Whittlesea this Apri...

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    Harmony Day 2024
    Highlights from the 'All Staff Day,' at the Melton Council Youth Centre celebrating 'Everyone Belongs,' on Harmony Day.     On 21 March 2024 Hope Street staff teams were invited to an all-staff day to listen to and provide feedback about their...

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    Statement on ABC article
    Hope Street has joined a coalition of nearly 100 organisations demanding the federal government do more for youth homelessness. With fresh figures revealing the extent of youth homelessness, the campaign, ‘Home Time,’ has called on the Commonwe...

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    Federal Government Extends Homelessness Funding
    We won! Led by Homelessness Australia’s campaign, the Federal Government will extend the 73 million funding to respond to the homelessness crisis. In solidarity with peak service providers and the Australian Services Union, an Open Letter to the ...

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    Hope Street and SleepSafe
    Hope Street is providing comfort for young people and their children.   Providing dignity and comfort for young people and their children who are striving to secure a safe place to call home with high quality and beautifully designed linen. Hope ...

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    Update on the Whittlesea Build Site
    The City of Whittlesea is forecast to grow by 10,9981 by 2041.   Update on the Whittlesea Build Site   Exciting news from the build site!  Over 100 young people aged 16-25 years will receive short term accommodation and support in the City of...

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    2023 Annual Report Brief
    Annual Report Brief:   The Hope Street Youth and Family Services Annual Report for 2023 is available and should be read by those passionate about advocating and raising awareness for the most vulnerable to homelessness in Australia, children, and ...

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    Voice to Parliament Statement
      Hope Street Youth and Family Services proudly supports the First Nations Voice to Parliament and accepts the invitation offered through the Uluru Statement from the Heart, acknowledging that it was developed through consultation with First Nation...

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Hope Street Youth and Family Services Ltd ("Hope Street") based in the northern and western regions of Melbourne, is one of the longest established specialist youth homelessness services in Victoria.

As a leading player with 40 years' experience in delivering responsive services to young people in local communities, Hope Street provides both strategically targeted and holistic programs for young people including young families. These programs incorporate the following:

  • Short term supported emergency accommodation
  • Outreach support for 16-25 year olds
  • Youth reconciliation involving counselling and support for young people and families
  • Advocacy, resource and referral services
  • Independent family accommodation

The following statements guide and support our work with youth and families:

Vision

A society in which all young people and young families have a safe place to call home.

Purpose

To influence change to end youth homelessness and empower young people and young families to achieve their full potential.

Values

Fairness

We treat people with impartiality and dignity.

Collaboration

We work with young people, young families, local communities and our partners – believing that together we achieve more.

Social Justice

We believe that all people have the right to be equal citizens in society and we will strive to achieve this within our purpose.

Integrity

We are true to ourselves and each other in all of our interactions.

Diversity

We create inclusive cultures that celebrate differences and similarities.

Hope

We draw on our strengths to build a better future.

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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