Homeless youth

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Youth homelessness
Homeless children
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Without a home: first-time youth homelessness in the COVID-19 period

In 2021, many lives globally, including those of young people in Australia, were disrupted by the extensive impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this report is to bring these young people’s experiences to light, by drawing on quantitative data to show the prevalence...
Report

Amplify: turning up the volume on young people and family violence

Melbourne City Mission commissioned this research to develop recommendations for service and policy responses for young people experiencing family violence that recognises the distinct needs of adolescents and young people, and the ways in which they are more likely to engage and respond to services.
Report

Final report: Towards a youth homelessness strategy for Victoria

This report presents the research findings for the project 'Towards a Youth Homelessness Strategy for Victoria' by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute for Melbourne City Mission.
Report

Accommodating transition: improving housing outcomes for young people leaving OHC

This research examined the housing, homelessness, mental health, alcohol and drug and juvenile justice service usage pathways for out-of-home care (OHC) leavers in Victoria and Western Australia.
Briefing paper

Key findings from the evaluation of the Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP)

This briefing paper outlines key findings from the evaluation of the Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) and how the NSW Department of Communities and Justice is responding to the evaluation findings.
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: 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...
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.
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...
Report

The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016

This study examines the changing geography of homelessness. It outlines the extent to which homelessness has become more spatially concentrated over time; where it has risen and fallen; and the importance that housing affordability, poverty and labour market opportunities play in reshaping its distribution.
Report

Out of the shadows

Domestic and family violence is a major driver of homelessness in Australia, particularly for women and their children. This paper focuses on the intersections between these issues, drawing together the research, stories of victim-survivors and service provider wisdom to recommend ways forward.
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?
Report

A national report card on youth homelessness

This report card assesses how much progress has been made on a national level since 2008, when the National Youth Commission inquiry into youth homelessness published Australia's Homeless Youth.
Journal article

Making replication work

This article outlines seven observations from a review of initiatives that have replicated their model to increase social impact.
Policy report

Inclusive, connected and just: our vision for NSW

This report identifies areas where the current system is not working well for disadvantaged people. It outlines concrete, achievable solutions to ensure that some of the most marginalised people in our communities do not miss out on the benefits of a strong economy.