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If you have nowhere safe to stay tonight and you would like some support to access accommodation, you can talk to the Youth Services team who will discuss with you what your options could be. This may include accessing supported crisis accommodation in a youth refuge, such as Emergency Youth Accommodation.

If your accommodation is at risk and you need support, you can access ongoing support from a youth worker in the Youth Services program.

If your accommodation is at risk and you need intensive support, you may be able to access the Step Ahead Program.

Intensive support means that a worker will contact you at least twice per week. Types of things you may need help with are:

  • Accessing education
  • Accessing employment
  • Learning about independent living skills
  • Learning about how to access other support services in the community

If you have nowhere safe to stay tonight and you need daily support to find accommodation and achieve other goals, you may be able to be referred to the Emergency Youth Accommodation (EYA) program. EYA is a residential facility (youth refuge) located in Dandenong. It is a house where up to ten young people can live for a short period of time and workers live there and help you to look for other accommodation. There may not be a vacancy on the day you need it, so you have to talk to the Youth Services team before you can get into EYA.

Youth Support Services

The Youth Support Service is a homelessness service and is the primary entry point for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness throughout Victoria. There are a range of support...

Step Ahead Program

The Step Ahead Program is a supported accommodation program for single young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Step Ahead can:

  • Provide you with temporary...

Emergency Youth Accommodation (EYA)

The Emergency Youth Accommodation program is a 10-bed facility located in Dandenong. It provides 24-hour residential support and case management to single young people who are homeless. Residents...

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