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Our impact

There are approximately one million young people aged 12 to 25 in Victoria, Australia. While most have a stable home, good health, education, employment and support from friends and family, many don’t. On Census night in 2016, more than 6,000 young Victorians were counted as not having a place to call home.

Every day, Frontyard positively impacts the lives of young people in Melbourne

We’re constantly improving and offering more services to disrupt the cycle of homelessness for good. Our innovative way of delivering support puts people — not services or systems — at the centre of everything we do.

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Over the past year Frontyard has seen

  • 19,000+ support periods provided to young people

  • Over 65,000 calls made and answered across Victoria

  • 4,000 students educated on youth homelessness

Engaging young people is our top priority


Inside of one of our sensory rooms at Frontyard Youth Services Inside one of our sensory rooms

Seeing them actively participate in programs like animal therapy and cooking, and watching them achieve their goals is just awesome.

Youth Worker

We’ve rolled out a number of services that assist young people to repair past trauma.

Our innovative therapeutic supports include: 

  • two sensory rooms
  • animal-assisted therapy
  • music therapy
  • art therapy
  • trauma-sensitive yoga

Our re-developed four-storey building at 19 King Street contains:

  • two floors of crisis accommodation for young people with complex needs with 24/7 support, and;
  • two floors of connected services.

Frontyard offers innovative supports to assist a young person in rebuilding their life, and getting back on track


Here, we address both the immediate and long-term needs of young people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness 7 days a week.

Our after-hours and weekend capability ensures young people get the assistance they need, and begin their journey to a bright future as soon as possible.

Our Assertive Outreach program proactively engages hard-to-reach groups of young people and offers support and intervention in their own environment.

We take on the hardest cases that no one else can, and we give them the tools to create positive change in their own life.

Case Manager

A photo of Frontyard from the street A view of Frontyard Youth Services from the street

Making an impact is about education, and advocating for change

  • We actively encourage younger people to get involved in learning about the cycle of homelessness.
  • We ensure school students are educated about youth homelessness through scheduled visits to Frontyard. 
  • Our Youth Advisory Committee (FYAC) provides young people with a platform to use their lived experience to influence change through community education, organisational consultations and advocacy.

I loved having the opportunity to be assisted and get my life back on track. I've been given options that I never had before.

FYAC member

With support from the community and donors, we’re looking to make an even bigger impact in years to come

The life-changing services that Frontyard provide wouldn't be possible without the incredible generosity of our supporters.

They’ve helped me to get myself a place and start to move in the right direction. If I didn’t have their help, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Frontyard client

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