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Homeless youth

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Youth homelessness
Homeless children
NARROWER TERMS
Policy report

A welcome home: youth homelessness and mental health

This policy paper examines the relationship between homelessness and mental health and the specific challenges that exist for young Australians aged 12 to 25 years who experience, or are at risk of, experiencing homelessness. The paper also examines the evidence behind particular intervention and prevention...
Evaluation

Evaluation of the Homeless Youth Assistance Program: final report

This report presents the methodology and results of the New South Wales-based Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) evaluation and provides recommendations for further improvement of the program.
Report

Australian homelessness monitor 2020

The Australian Homelessness Monitor examines the changes in the scale and nature of homelessness in Australia, as well as how social, economic and policy drivers influence these changes. Recent research shows that the national homelessness rate is set to surge, as short-term coronavirus and housing...
Report

Staying home: a Youth Survey report on young people’s experience of homelessness

This report provides unique insight into the experiences of young people who have an experience of homelessness through drawing upon Mission Australia’s 18th annual survey of young people aged 15 to 19 years - Youth Survey 2019.
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...
Report

Ending youth homelessness: solutions from young people

This report elevates the voices of young people with lived experience of homelessness who have generously shared their stories and the solutions they believe can end youth homelessness in the next ten years.
Strategy

The Western Australian strategy to end homelessness 2018-2028

This strategy has been developed by the Western Australian Alliance to End Homeless, following an 18-month community campaign bringing together contributions of many people from homelessness services, those experiencing homelessness, funders of services and members of the community.
Strategy

The Western Australian strategy to end homelessness: youth homelessness action plan

This document sits under the Western Australian Alliance to End Homelessness's 10 year strategy to end homelessness, and aims to galvanise the community to carry out the collective action needed to improve outcomes for young people currently experiencing homelessness and to prevent it for future...
Evaluation

'No child misses out': Education Pathways Program

This report documents an evaluation of the Education Pathways Program, completed in the latter part of 2018 by Launch Housing’s Research and Service Sector Reform team. The evaluation focus was on the outcomes related to school enrolment and attendance, which are central to improving school...
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.