Youth Support Program

The Youth Support Program 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 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.

In addition to these services the Youth Support Program co-ordinates Information Sessions for young people addressing topics such as budgeting, cooking classes and sexual health and relationships.

Who is eligible:

  • Young people aged 16 to 25 years, including young 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 region 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 Youth Support Program.

Assessment will be completed with the support worker to confirm eligibility.