The Victorian Government’s recent announcement to build 800,000 homes in Victoria over the next ten years is remarkable and a much-needed response to start addressing the housing crisis facing many Victorians.
MCM are providing much-needed housing and support for young people (aged 18-24 years) that are experiencing homelessness.
Melbourne City Mission are pleading for the State Government to fund housing for 16-to-25-year-olds who are trapped in homelessness – many of whom suffer mental health crises.
Urging for State and Federal Governments to commit to building a pipeline of at least 6,000 new social houses in Victoria per year.
It has become clear that we need a national strategy and plan to respond to child and youth homelessness.
The number of young women, including many with babies, accessing homelessness services in Victoria has more than doubled in the past two years.
Are you looking to volunteer in the Youth Support space? We are currently looking for live-in mentors in the inner North for our Lead Tenant program. If you are looking to become a positive, supportive role model for young people who would benefit from extra support, then a live-in mentor position may be right for you.
Yesterday, LEGO brick houses took over Parliament House steps in Melbourne to keep decision-makers focused on creating a pipeline of housing for at least 5,000 Victorian young people in need of a safe home.
The upcoming Federal Election is an opportunity to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all young people and to ensure they are not left behind as Australia recovers from COVID-19.
Six years ago, among many important findings, the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence identified young people as the ‘silent victims’ of family violence.