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.