The Youth and Family Program has been created to offer case management support to young people who are homeless or risk of homelessness, including locating appropriate accommodation options, as well as provide support surrounding family reconciliation and family conflict.
Who is the program for?
This program is aimed at young people between 16-25 years of age. The Youth and Family Program provides short to medium-term support to young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. This program offers assistance to young people in developing independent living skills and improving their lives through early intervention and support.
What are the objectives of the program?
The program has two main areas of support—the first being case management to young people who are homeless or risk of homelessness. The second is about family reconciliation. In the first stream, the worker supports young people to get support and to access appropriate accommodation options. In the second stream, an intensive and targeted approach is provided to address family conflict and issues with the young person, which may include their family.
The Youth and Family Team works closely with the Homelessness Service Sector (HSS) to support young people in improving their relationship with their family through team case management, family mediation, and family conferencing.
The program goals are to support young people to:
- Remain or return home if safe and appropriate
- Remain connected to family in some capacity
- Reconcile within themselves through referrals for individual therapeutic counselling and/or group and family therapies.
Where is the program offered?
Northern Suburbs of Melbourne
How can you access this program?
Referrals can come from a variety of places, access points, schools, youth services, self-referrals.
For more information on this program or our other service offerings, get in touch using our simple online form or reach out with the program specific contact information above.