MCM alongside other leading homelessness support organisations are calling on the Government to substantially increase JobSeeker and Youth Allowance in next week’s Federal Budget to tackle Australia’s youth homelessness epidemic.
The fatal impact of family violence and how it contributes to young Australians’ deaths by suicide is downplayed and poorly recorded, hidden by other presenting issues such as harmful substance use, and missing from Australia’s response systems, advocate Tash Anderson and authors of a report released today reveal.
The Victorian Government and Melbourne City Mission are joining forces to help keep young people experiencing homelessness in Werribee safe – and help them get back on their feet.
A report released by Melbourne City Mission is urging the community services sector and the government to come together to recognise young people as victim survivors of family violence in their own right and provide support they deserve.
Young people have distinctive pathways into and experience of homelessness, including having limited coping strategies and resources as well as being at high risk of further trauma, according to new research from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).
The Andrews government handed down the 2021-2022 State Budget today describing it as two sides of the same coin – creating jobs while caring for our community.
With a focus on mental health, early intervention and more funding for medium to long term housing to fix the state’s homelessness crisis, MCM welcomes the findings of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria that was tabled today.
A consortium of tradesmen and contractors, many of whom are providing their services for free, have been working round-the-clock throughout the pandemic to build a critical piece of infrastructure to support young people experiencing homelessness in Melbourne’s inner west.
The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews handed down the 2020-20201 State Budget today describing it as grounded in "purpose".