What is the Young Parents Program?

The Young Parents program specifically targets the specialist needs of young parents aged up to 25 years of age who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness. The aim of the service is to support participating families to access and maintain safe, secure, independent and affordable housing.

Services are provided in a form of case management and address individual factors contributing to the risk of homelessness with a strong focus on the needs of the children and family unit. Holistic, person-centred case plans utilise trauma informed approach and support independent decision making through provision of relevant information and referrals, advocacy, positive role modelling and strengthening life skills.

Eligible participants are offered temporary transitional accommodation.

Who can access this service?
Young Parents Program meets the specialist need of persons aged 25 and under who are parents and experiencing homelessness.

Where is the service located?
Canberra, ACT.

What are the benefits of the Young Parents Program?
People in this group have multiple complex problems such as family breakdown, insufficient education and loss of parenting attachment, which become a huge barrier to successful life development. The program addresses all these needs whilst providing access to supported and stable accommodation.

All referrals for accommodation and support are required to come from Onelink, the centralised intake point for all homelessness services in the ACT, who can be contacted on 1800 176 468. 

For more information call (02) 6234 7381 or email: info@svdp-cg.org.au