Person

David MacKenzie

Report

Redesign of a homelessness service system for young people

This research identifies measures that could reduce youth homelessness and lead to improved outcomes for young people who experience homelessness. The findings are based on a community-level analysis of special homelessness services (SHS) data and sites of innovation in three states: South Australia, NSW and...
Commentary

Look beyond crisis accommodation so people like Courtney Herron aren’t homeless in the first place

The current service system is mostly a crisis response. Early intervention capacity is grossly underdeveloped and youth housing options are limited.
Commentary

Youth homelessness efforts get a lowly 2 stars from national report card

In 2008, Australia had a national homelessness strategy, plus a ten-point roadmap to reduce youth homelessness. Why has it fallen so far short of its goals, and what still needs to be done?
Audio interview

The Geelong Project: Early intervention model to prevent youth homelessness

When an adolescent leaves school early, they're more likely to end up homeless than their peers at school — and to be struggling with issues later in life. In Geelong, Victoria, 250 young people leave school early every year and about 230 of them seek...
Report

The Geelong Project: interim report 2016-2017

This report reveals the Geelong Project is producing unprecedented results in preventing ‘at-risk’ young students from becoming homeless, disengaging in their education and leaving school early.
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