Gold Coast Project for Homeless Youth Inc. is a not for profit organisation that supports young people aged between 16-25 years. We are a Specialist Homeless Support Service. Our business relates to supporting young people gain, maintain and sustain tenancy's. We aim to reduce and prevent the cycle of homelessness.
We partner with our community to raise awareness about Youth Homelessness and collaborate to find solutions. We deliver specific planned activities, programs and follow up support focusing on life skills to foster independence and sustaining tenancies, health and wellbeing, and social and community engagement.
We believe that Housing First is the best response to support young people to get back on track. We assist young people, and their families where appropriate, to work to resolve the issues that are putting them at risk of homelessness. We also support young people who are sleeping rough, couch surfing, or living at home.
We have 39 accommodation opportunities for young people.
Of those 39 opportunities the Department of Communities Housing and Digital Economy funds 29 places for young people 16-19 years - 7 placements in immediate and 12 placements in transitional.
In partnership with the Department and Community Housing Ltd we provide a further 10 places in the Supporting People in Housing Program (SPin) for young people 16-25 years. Our Mobile Support team provides community based support to secure and/or sustain tenancies as well as assist with brief interventions for those presenting as currently homeless.
Download the 2021 Annual Report Below.