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The Maribyrnong Youth Accommodation Program (MYAP)

MYAP provides case management support to young people aged between 16-25 in the inner west region of Melbourne who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The program has a focus on culturally and linguistically diverse young people.

What we offer:

  • Housing related information and advocacy
  • Help to secure long-term accommodation either in private rental, public, community housing or with their families
  • Assistance to address the barriers that may prevent access to long term accommodation;
  • Assistance to help develop the skills needed by young people to manage independent living
  • Appropriate referrals to specialist services when required
  • Links to culturally and linguistically appropriate services when required.

Eligibility:

  • Young people aged 16 to 25 years (including parents aged between 16 and 25 and their children)
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Need to be willing to participate in the support program, which involves at least fortnightly meetings
  • In receipt of an independent income;
  • Able to manage independent living;
  • Willing to receive support in the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Access:

If you need immediate help -contact an access point on 1800 825 955. It's a 24 hour toll free number.

Are you living in temporary accommodation or struggling to maintain your private rental, share house or student accommodation or finding it difficult to stay in the family home? You can contact a youth support worker for advice, information & support or chat to WomBot.

WomBot is an automated, chatbot where you can access information on emergency accommodation, private rental, material aid & issues with your current accommodation 24/7. You can access WomBot by going to the 'Chat to WomBot' icon on the lower right hand side of the page.

Click on Chat to WomBot on the lower right hand side of the web page..

Or you can just click on the referral form button, provide the information requested & a youth case manager will be in contact! 

The Maribyrnong Youth Accommodation Program (MYAP)
Youth Support Program

The Youth Support Program provides case management support to young people aged between 16-25 in the inner west region of Melbourne who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

What we offer:

  • Housing related information and advocacy;
  • Help to secure long-term accommodation either in private rental, public, community housing or with their families
  • Assistance to address the barriers that may prevent access to long term accommodation;
  • Assistance to help develop the skills needed by young people to manage independent living;
  • Appropriate referrals to specialist services when required

Eligibility:

  • Young people aged 16 to 25 years, including young parents and their children;
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness;
  • Need to be willing to participate in the support program, which involves at least fortnightly meetings
  • In receipt of an independent income;
  • Able to manage independent living;
  • Willing to receive support in the western region of Melbourne.

Access:

If you need immediate help -contact the access point, Unison.

Are you living in temporary accommodation or struggling to maintain your private rental, share house or student accommodation or finding it difficult to stay in the family home? You can contact a youth support worker for advice, information & support or chat to WomBot.

WomBot is an automated, chatbot where you can access information on emergency accommodation, private rental, material aid & issues with your current accommodation 24/7.

Or you can just click on the referral form button, provide the information requested & a youth case manager will be in contact!