Young Adults Intensive Support Services
Provides long-term support to homeless young adults aged 17-25 who are currently experiencing homelessness or are living in unstable accommodation in the Northern and Western metropolitan regions of Melbourne.
Young Adults Intensive Support Services is a program for young adults who are currently experiencing homelessness and are living in unstable accommodation in the Northern and Western metropolitan regions of Melbourne or who have links in these areas.
The aim is to assist young adults to find suitable accommodation and support, develop living and life skills, and provide access and linkages to relevant services within a flexible, non-judgmental and continually supportive environment.
Who is eligible for Young Adults Intensive Support Services?
Young adults aged between 17 and 25 who live in or have links to the Northern and Western metropolitan region; are experiencing chronic homelessness, or at risk of homelessness; have mental health concerns and/or substance abuse misuse issues; and are unable to access or sustain accommodation and support in other young adult focused services.
Other issues may include:
- lack of family and/or community support;
- history of offending and experience with the justice system;
- history of abuse, trauma or neglect;
- access issues for young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and LGBTIQ+;
- cultural needs that are unmet; and
- the need for assistance with independent living.
All referrals must come through an Access Point. VincentCare’s Northern Community Hub is one of these Access Points.
If the young adult is suitable for the program and wishes to work with the Young Adult Intensive Support Services team to address their housing needs, they will be accepted into the program.
There is no waiting list.
All information collected will remain anonymous and confidential. You can withdraw from the program at any time and participation in the program is voluntary.