Young people often leave there homes due to family violence, mental health issues and or substance misuse. They often couch surf, live in cars or can be in temporary accommodation. Young people make up 24% of the homeless population of Australia.
Mobile Outreach Support for at risk and Homeless Youth aims to reduce the number of young people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless in Queensland.
Photo courtesy of Russell Skakespeare
Information, advocacy and Referral for young people homeless or at risk of homelessness
The Transitional Supported Accommodation Program enables young people 16 years to 20 years to practise independence whilst tenanted in the Supported Accommodation Program.
The Housing and Information Program offered by Youth Link is a Specialist Homelessness Program and is one of many services provided by the organisation for young people aged 16 to 20 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Needle and Syringe Programs have been in operation in Australia since 1986 and are a key component of current and previous National Strategies for reducing blood borne viral infections and sexually transmitted infections.
Young Parent and Youth Wellbeing Program focusses on providing supports for young families or parents
and those young people needing a more coordinated approach to addressing their health and wellbeing needs
Your donation will go directly to helping the disadvantaged and homeless youth of the Cairns Region.
Youth Link runs a comprehensive 35 hour training program that provides volunteers with the skills and knowledge to confidently offer a range of opportunistic interventions to young people