Developed by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Hanover Welfare Services (now Launch Housing), with funding from the Victorian Government, Education First Youth Foyers represent a new model and practice approach to working with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
The Couch Surfing Secondary Students (CSSS): Yarra Ranges Youth Homelessness Prevention Project has developed out of a research partnership between Anchor Youth Services, the Outer Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (OELLEN), Swinburne University and the University of Western Australia Centre for Social Impact....
Young people make up some 42 per cent of the Australian homeless population. Having no safe and secure accommodation can make everyday activities such as attending secondary school, engaging in further training, or getting a job difficult in the extreme.
Homeless young people are one of the most vulnerable populations in society. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of studies in the psychological literature detailing the links between homeless youth and a myriad of negative outcomes including poor physical and psychological health, substance abuse problems, violence...
New data shows that the majority of homeless young people in Australia have come straight out of state care.
Welfare organisations say the national survey of 400 homeless young people should be a wake-up call for state governments.
Overview: This is the first national Australian longitudinal study investigating the economic, personal and social costs of youth homelessness over time across a broad range of locations.
Too many young Australians are without any form of safe and secure accommodation. It is estimated...
The Geelong Project is a place-based, ‘community of schools and youth services’ approach to early intervention using population screening, a flexible practice framework and youth-focused, family-centred case management. The model builds in longitudinal follow-up and support to reduce homelessness, and achieve sustainable education and lifetime...
The Geelong Project is one of eleven innovations projects funded under the Victorian Government's Homelessness Action Plan. The development of a community of schools and youth services model in Geelong preceded this funding opportunity, but the alignment of significant funding with an important community-driven research...
This thesis analyzes the impact of the political decision to broaden the scope of the Government of Canada's 3-year National Homelessness Initiative (Human Resource Development Canada, NHI, 2002) from an urban focus to one that includes smaller communities. This change provided the opportunity to study...
HomelessnessNSW.ACT, the NSW Women’s Refuge Movement, the Youth Accommodation Association and the NSW Council of Social Service commend the Iemma Government in developing a State Plan to guide the growth of NSW over the next 10 years.
As part of this State Plan, we...
Andrew Beer, Paul Delfabbro, Susan Oakley, Fiona Verity, Kristin Natalier, Jasmin Packer and Alice Bass presents the outcomes of a research into models of good practice in meeting the needs of homeless young people in rural areas of Australia. They show that young people living...
Introduction to a special issue of Parity that looked at the experiences of homeless young people in rural parts of Australia
Youth homelessness is widely acknowledged as an area of concern and it has received reasonable focus and research attention in metropolitan areas. However, the particular concerns and needs of rural youth have not generally been investigated or documented.
Mount Gambier is South Australia's largest regional city with a population approaching 30,000 people. Located approximately 400 km from Adelaide in the South Eastern part of South Australia, the city is the major commercial hub for several primary industries including logging and wood-chipping, market-gardening and...
Focussing on young people and the private rental housing market, this research documents the critical role of significant adults in young people’s transition to independent housing.
Since the Burdekin Report highlighted the links between homelessness and people with mental health problems, there has been a growing body of research which has highlighted the risk factors associated with mental health problems in vulnerable housing situations. Buthere has been little documentation of the...
The recognition of youth homelessness as a social problem has been well documented over the last 20 years and more. Recent approaches to the problem put particular emphasis on prevention and early intervention strategies. Integral to such approaches are the supply of income transfer payments...