Our Young Adults Program provides one-to-one support to young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of, or currently experiencing, homelessness and have significant links in the inner middle metropolitan region.
This service assists young people, including young parents and families, to identify and address issues that have stopped them from maintaining adequate and appropriate housing, and help them achieve stable accommodation.
- support in finding and maintaining stable housing, and working towards longer-term housing options;
- assistance to develop goals and work towards achieving them, such as improving living conditions, getting employed or continuing education;
- help to develop independent living skills;
- referral and access to relevant community supports such as counselling providers, health services, drug and alcohol services or legal services;
- talking to organisations such as Centrelink or school, on clients’ behalf; and
- developing and facilitating education-based programs to enhance clients’ ability to transition into education and employment.
Launch Housing South Yarra together with MOIRA youth services, St Kilda Youth Services, and the Salvation Army Crisis Centre is part of the Creating Connections consortium, which provides integrated support to young people in the council areas of Stonnington, Port Phillip, Glen Eira, Bayside and Kingston.
Creating Connections involves:
- Intensive Case Management Program
- Living and Life Skills
- Education, Employment and Training
- Private Rental Assistance Program
- Youth Focused Housing Placement.
Intensive Case Management offers support for young people aged 15-25 years with high and complex needs. We help young people to stabilise and maintain housing, including referring and linking them to range of services tailored to their needs. Support is provided for 6-8 months.
Living and Life Skills are available for young people aged 16-25 years. This program focuses on building independent living skills and enhancing clients’ ability to build community links. It also offers opportunities to participate in other programs such as Fun, Young and Informed (FYI), as well as one-on-one support for young people in the inner middle region.