Homeless youth services extended

Published 10th December, 2015 in Family & Community Services

Funding has been extended for services assisting young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Homeless youth on the street begging.
Funding for homeless youth services has been extended.

The Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP) is a $54 million NSW Government six year initiative that provides supported accommodation and services to reintegrate young people with their families. It also helps them transition to longer-term supported accommodation while also supporting them in education, training and jobs.

HYAP and the front line services funded through it will provide children and young people with safety, a home and hope.

HYAP Stage 1 service funding will be extended until 31 July 2016. The HYAP Stage 2 select tender will begin by March 2016 with Stage 2 funding secured through until June 2020.

Youth refuge services that assist 13-17 year olds that were funded before HYAP Stage 1 have also been brought under the HYAP funding extension. 

Published 10th December, 2015 in Family & Community Services