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Round-the-clock support for vulnerable youth

Published 18th April, 2018 in Family & Community Services

Vulnerable children and young people at risk of homelessness now have access to vital support services any time of the day.

Teenager talking to a social worker

The NSW Government has committed $13.9 million to provide young people under the age of 24 with access to youth crisis refuges and round-the-clock support services.

The NSW Government is investing in a range of youth homelessness services including:

Minister for Family and Community Services and Social Housing Pru Goward said the funding extension means every youth crisis refuge continues to have an open door.

“Homelessness disrupts the lives of young people, affecting their education, friendships and mental health,” Ms Goward said.

In 2016-17, more than 18,936 young people aged between 15 and 24 were supported by specialist homelessness services in NSW.

It is a Premier’s Priority to reduce youth homelessness and increase the proportion of young people who successfully move from specialist homelessness services to long-term accommodation to more than 34% by 2019.

Find out more about the homelessness services and programs available in NSW

Published 18th April, 2018 in Family & Community Services
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