We Work Collaboratively
By working with a range of NGOs, government departments and community members, Yfoundations has sought to develop a range of policies to improve the service provision of youth services and to keep youth homelessness firmly on the political agenda. Yfoundations works closely with other peak organisations such as Homelessness NSW, DV NSW and Youth Action, among others. Yfoundations works on a national level with the National Youth Coalition of Housing and Homelessness Australia.
We Provide Policy and Structural Advocacy
We provide advocacy and policy responses to issues relevant to service providers and community members affected by homelessness. A significant strategy of Yfoundations work is to ensure that the needs of young people experiencing homelessness remain on the political agenda. Yfoundations members are supported to respond to local, state and national issues that affect young people.
We Develop Health, Participation and Advocacy Projects for Young People
Yfoundations Health projects aims to increase health services to homeless and at risk young people across New South Wales. This service is provided through capacity building training to youth workers and other interested people who work with young people, advocating for the needs and rights of homeless young people on the health agendas and developing and distributing resources to aid people in approaching health with young people experiencing homelessness.
Yfoundations has also created Generation Yes, a youth participation project which has enabled young people from Western Sydney and regional NSW who are at risk of homelessness to step up and become leaders within their communities.
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