• 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...

    Read more

    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...

    Read more

    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 ...

    Read more

    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...

    Read more

    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...

    Read more

    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...

    Read more

    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...

    Read more

    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...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

    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...

    Read more

    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...

    Read more

    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 ...

    Read more

    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 ...

    Read more

    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...

    Read more

    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 ...

    Read more

    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...

    Read more

Young mum and baby

The Youth Residential program provides crisis accommodation and 24/7 support to young people and young families who reside in the Hope Street refuge in Brunswick West. This is a safe place where young people and their children are supported to move from a situation of crisis, uncertainty and risk to a situation of calm and empowerment to make decisions about their own lives.

What does the program offer?

  • Accommodation for up to seven young people
  • Two-bedroom Family Unit for young people and their accompanying children
  • Overnight and weekend emergency accommodation, when capacity allows
  • Safe and stable environment, meals, basic clothing and toiletry supplies
  • Case management support
  • Access to a visiting nurse
  • Access to the Youth Reconciliation program and HYDDI
  • Living Skills Program
  • Information/education sessions eg financial, employment, legal, health matters

How can young people enter this program?

Young people must be:

  • 16 - 25 years of age—priority given to young people under 21 years of age and who are from the Merri-bek and Hume local government areas
  • (at risk of) experiencing homelessness
  • linked to the North and North-West Metropolitan region of Melbourne

Please contact your nearest access point(s) listed on this page to find out more about entering this program.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Learn more about the young people supported, and our impact, from our latest Annual Report.

Download

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.

Go to top
JSN Boot template designed by JoomlaShine.com