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Youth Housing and Support (YHS)

What is Youth Housing and Support (YHS)?

YHP provides outreach support and transitional housing to young people in the community who are finding it difficult to access or maintain accommodation.

Our staff work together with young people to find accommodation and plan for a resolution to their housing issues. Outreach support can be provided for up to three months. We support young people with a range of issues they may be experiencing, focusing on realistic housing outcomes.

Who can use Youth Housing and Support (YHS)?

This program is for young people aged 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the inner north, inner west and the City of Brimbank.

YHS workers are able to support young people living in private rental, public housing, rooming houses and those who are moving from place to place.

What does Youth Housing and Support (YHS) offer?

  • Help in accessing relevant services such as Centrelink, health services, childcare and legal services
  • development of practical skills to live independently, such as paying bills and managing household chores
  • support to obtain private rental or apply for public housing or community housing
  • help accessing training and education
  • information and referral about other services and resources available.

How can I find out more about Supported Housing for Young People (SHYP)?

Please note: Young people need to go through Homeground Services (Access Point) in order to become part of YHS. Contact 1800 048 325 for an appointment. The YHS program can advise you on how to do this.

Contact:
Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service
261 Victoria Street
Abbotsford Vic 3067
P: 03 9270 9300
E: abbotsford@goodshepvic.org.au

You've helped me so much and made me realise what I can do. I don't know where I'd be without you guys.

Jessica, aged 22.

Housing for young people links

Melbourne Youth Support Service helps young people find the services they need anywhere in Victoria:

Visit the frontyard website or phone 1800 800 531.