Professionals in the health and community sector play an important role in preventing youth homelessness, by providing young people and their families with access to support services like Taldumande.
It’s estimated that around 43% of homeless people in Australia are under 25. Factors that may lead to youth homelessness include family and domestic violence, mental health issues, family breakdown, drug and alcohol use and housing affordability.
We are registered as a Tier 3 NSW Housing Provider and operate the only 24/7 crisis accommodation program for young people in northern Sydney, with a range of other residential services that deliver a streamlined pathway from homelessness to full independence. We also work in partnership with Mission Australia to help young people find accommodation through other support services in Sydney, with case worker support at every stage of their journey.
Our community programs support families of young people aged 12-21 years old, with intensive case worker support and coordination of other services in the drug and alcohol, mental health, justice, healthcare and education sectors. Each solution is tailored to the needs of the young person and their family, with outcomes-focused case management that is responsive, informed and practical.