Youth

Youth 2018-06-20T02:59:00+00:00

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:

Contact the access point, Unison. Unison will complete an assessment and if deemed appropriate, and a vacancy exists, the person will be referred to MYAP. A more comprehensive assessment will be completed with the support worker to confirm eligibility. In some cases the MYAP worker can assist clients to link in with the Access Point.

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:

Contact the access point, Unison . Unison will complete an assessment and if deemed appropriate, and a vacancy exists, the person will be referred to Wombat’s Youth Support Program. A more comprehensive assessment will be completed with the support worker to confirm eligibility.