Maribyrnong Youth Accommodation Program (MYAP)
The Maribyrnong Youth Accommodation Program (MYAP) provides case management support to young people aged between 16-25 in the inner west region of Melbourne who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The program has a focus on culturally and linguistically diverse young people.
The services that the program provides are:
- Housing related information and advocacy;
- To help secure long-term accommodation either in private rental, public, community housing or with their families;
- To address the barriers that may prevent access to long term accommodation;
- To provide case management support;
- To help develop the skills needed by young people to manage independent living;
- To provide appropriate referrals to specialist services when required;
- To develop and distribute information and resource material to young people;
- To link in with culturally and linguistically appropriate services when required.
In addition to these, the MYAP Program, co-ordinates Information Sessions to young people which addresses topics such as budgeting, cooking classes and sexual health and relationships.
Who is eligible:
- Young people aged 16 to 25 years (including parents and their children);
- Homeless or at risk of homelessness;
- Need to be willing to participate in the support program, which involves at least fortnightly meetings;
- Need to develop living skills;
- In receipt of an independent income;
- Able to manage independent living;
- Willing to receive support in the western suburbs of Melbourne.
How to access the program:
Contact the access point, Unison. Unison will complete assessment and if deemed appropriate, and a vacancy exists, the person will be referred to Wombat's Maribyrnong Youth Accommodation Program.
Assessment will be completed with the support worker to confirm eligibility. In some cases the MYAP worker can assist clients to link in with the Access Point.