On the 4th of May 2016, the Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) held a forum to launch the May edition of Parity, titled ‘The Future of Youth Homelessness Support’. A panel of five people with direct experience of being a young person without a home, discussed their experiences and insight into the youth homelessness sector. One of the panel moderators was Morgan Cataldo, Melbourne City Mission’s Policy and Strategic Projects Officer. The other moderator was Ian Gough, the manager of CHP’s Consumer Programs, who has worked in the social welfare sector for eighteen years and worked with CHP since 2012. The four panel members who have contributed to this article are Aleisha, Hayley, Joal and Karuna.