Hope Street actively seeks opportunities for Community, Corporate, Government and Philanthropic partnerships to help us deliver outstanding responsive services to young people and their families (at risk of) experiencing homelessness. See our Partnerships page for further information.
Woodgrove Shopping Centre in Melton has been a proud supporter of Hope Street since 2015. Their partnership with Hope Street strives to continue supporting young people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness, through fundraising events and awareness raising initiatives.
Woodlea is a masterplanned community in Melbourne’s west. They have supported Hope Street in Melton via hands-on volunteering and have also donated funds to the Christmas at Hope Street campaign, enabling young people who are experiencing homelessness to receive Christmas gifts.
Hope Street has a strong and collaborative partnership with the Melton City Council in responding to the needs of local young people who experience homelessness. This has been demonstrated by Council’s support for the Hope to Home in Melton pilot program as well as being a significant contributor in the development of the Hope Street First Response Youth Service in Melton. Council committed a significant block of land in Melton for leasing to Hope Street for the construction of the crisis accommodation facility and they provided planning and other support towards the project.
Hope Street and the City of Whittlesea Council have a long-standing partnership in the response to youth homelessness that dates back to 2008. Hope Street, with the support of the City of Whittlesea Council, currently runs Hope Street in Whittlesea, a youth foyer-like model of supported transitional housing, and the Hope Street Hope to Home program that transitions young people from homelessness into private rental.
The Homeless Youth Dual Diagnosis Initiative (HYDDI) is a Department of Health and Human Services Youth Homelessness initiative implemented through a partnership between Hope Street and the NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH), the mental health arm of Melbourne Health. A HYDDI Practitioner is employed by NWMH's Substance Use and Mental Illness Treatment Team (SUMITT) and is co-located at Hope Street.
Gandel Philanthropy provided a significant grant for the Hope to Home in Melton pilot program. The pilot was completed in 2018/2019 and was highly successful in achieving its primary goal of assisting young people into the private rental market.
Harness Racing Victoria and Tabcorp Park provided a grant in 2018 to transform the community hall at Hope Street in Melton into a youth-friendly space.