Y Foundations

A future without youth homelessness

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Welcome

Yfoundations is a peak body that seeks to end youth homelessness and aims to represent the needs of young people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.       

We provide support to youth workers and the sector through training, policy and structural advocacy, research and sector development and raising community awareness. Yfoundations partners with Homelessness NSW and the NSW Women's Refuge Movement to provide comprehensive advocacy around homelessness.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands across New South Wales and pay our respects to the elders past and present.

Yfoundations News

Media Release - Youth Homelessness Matters Day brings Attention to Australia's Hidden Majority

IllawaraHome is a privilege that most of us take for granted. On any given night in Australia over 26,000 young people are homeless – an alarming number which is on the rise. Youth Homelessness Matters Day, a national awareness campaign held on Wednesday 9 April, was a call to all Australians, to take action by publicly stating that “youth homelessness matters” and must be prevented. 

CEO of Yfoundations, Michael Coffey explains that the main drivers of homelessness in Australia are the effect of poverty, the lack of affordable housing and family breakdown. “Over 105,000 people are homeless in Australia and nearly half of them are under the age of 25. The numbers are frightening but there is an invisible larger population of homeless young people in our country. We are talking here about young people who stay at their friend’s place one day, the other day sleep rough and don’t identify themselves as being homeless” he says. 

Read more: Media Release - Youth Homelessness Matters Day brings Attention to Australia's Hidden Majority ...

Jon Park and Ramona Marsters talking about Youth Homelessness Matters Day on ABC

DSC 0705Today is Youth Homelessness Matters Day. Events are taking place across the country aiming to raise awareness about youth homelessness and celebrate the resilience of young people. This is particularly relevant as the NSW Government rolls out its ‘Going Home Staying Home’  reform of Specialist Homelessness Services mid-year, which will see significant changes to the way homelessness services are provided in NSW.

 

Read more: Jon Park and Ramona Marsters talking about Youth Homelessness Matters Day on ABC...

Media Release - Online Action Makes Youth Homelessness Matter

logo-LSA-2014Home is a privilege that most of us take for granted. On any given night in Australia over 26,000 young people are homeless – an alarming number which is on the rise. Youth Homelessness Matters Day, a national awareness campaign held on Wednesday 9 April, is a call to all Australians, to take action by publicly stating that “youth homelessness matters” and must be prevented. 

The National Youth Coalition for Housing (NYCH), who hosts the online Youth Homelessness Matters Day campaign, knows that Australia can do better for our young people. 

Read more: Media Release - Online Action Makes Youth Homelessness Matter...

Launch of Youth Homelessness Matters Day

Read more: Launch of Youth Homelessness Matters Day...

GHSH - More Partnership Resources available

Partnership resources including an Intention to Collaborate template are available on NADA website and a model of Memorandum of Understanding is available on NCOSS website.

Access all resources to assist services who may be thinking about forming partnerships.

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