The Youth Housing program provides assistance to young people, aged 15 to 25 years, at risk of homelessness or who are currently homeless. Where possible youth workers will also work with the young person’s family to resolve conflict and explore housing options.
Case managers work in partnership with young people to explore housing options which may include access to youth housing, support in Kids Under Cover applications, social/community housing, or private rental. The program also provides support to explore and engage in education/training or employment and linkages to the community and other services.
Intensive support is provided to young people staying in crisis accommodation such as a caravan, tent, couch surfing, car and hotel/motel.
If you do not have a place to stay tonight, please let our reception staff know and they will connect you with a Housing Support Worker who will be able to speak with you about some of the options available.
If staff are not available at the time of your contact, please leave a message with your name and phone number and your call will be returned within 48 hours.
Do you need some guidance to develop your independent living skills? The Youth Housing team, in conjunction with a group of young people from the Macedon Ranges, have created WALTER (Work and Lifeskills Tips ETC Resource). WALTER is part of a life skills program and is a handy guide outlining important information and assistance to young people when living independently.
Who is this for?
Young people, aged 15 to 25 years. Housing support for families or anyone over the age of 25 years is available here.
Call 1300 026 229
Visit us at 1 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton
Emergency Contact Numbers
- Launch Housing – for people experiencing homelessness (after hours) – 1800 825 955 (free from landline phone)
- Safe Steps – for women and children who are experiencing family violence – 1800 015 188
- Lifeline – for emotional support 24 hours a day – 13 11 14