What is the Young Parents Program?
The Young Parents Program provides outreach support and accommodation to young families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. The service provides accommodation to four young parent families, and outreach support to a further 20.

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.

Can I volunteer for this service?
Yes please email volunteer@svdp-cg.org.au

How can I find out more about Young Parents Program?
Referrals for Young Parents Program’s outreach and accommodation are only taken through One Link.
First Point is the centralised intake service for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

One Link can be contacted on:
1800 176 468
W: onelink.org.au
E: info@svdp-cg.org.au

Young Parents Program also run a bonding and attachment program called ‘Once upon a Rhyme’ on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 11.30am. This free program is full of fun rhymes, songs and story-telling, and morning tea is also provided.

Enquiries for participation in Once Upon a Rhyme can be made by calling (02) 6234 7376 or (02) 6234 7423.