MCM Housing has applied for funding through the Victorian Government’s Big Housing Build program to build a small, specialised social housing developments for young people in various locations across Victoria. Throughout the design process, we have sought feedback with the local communities and young people who have experienced homelessness to ensure that these homes match the needs of the residents, the community, and the environment.Read more
Having a secure home can offer a sense of belonging, allowing youth to feel connected to a community and build a secure foundation for personal growth.
Victoria's youth homelessness crisis is becoming more entrenched with services acting more as a revolving door than helping people find secure accommodation, as new data shows two-thirds of young people accessing frontline homelessness services are returning.
MCM alongside other leading homelessness support organisations are calling on the Government to substantially increase JobSeeker and Youth Allowance in next week’s Federal Budget to tackle Australia’s youth homelessness epidemic.
Young people have distinctive pathways into and experience of homelessness, including having limited coping strategies and resources as well as being at high risk of further trauma, according to new research from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).
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