YOUTH HOMELESSNESS MATTERS

Almost 25% of all homeless Australians are young people aged 12 to 24. Here are five more facts you should know.

Housed. Healthy. Educated. Empowered.

Learn more about what we do and how we can support you.

CHANGING LIVES. STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES.

Support young people in need through a partnership, volunteering, working with us or attending one of our events.

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Who we are

Youth Off The Streets is a not-for-profit youth organisation. Our services and programs provide young people with safety, support and opportunities to build a positive future.

Our news & stories

More than a pipe dream: How university became a reality for Shah Alif

When family difficulties prevented Shah Alif from accessing further education, he found support through a Youth Off The Streets scholarship.

mother and young adult daughter hold hands together in a garden.

Choosing alternative schooling: a mother’s story

Simona* shares how alternative schooling at Youth Off The Streets improved her daughter’s academic performance and mental health.

Young person smiles at camera, standing against a rocky background.

“I am proud to be a student at Bowen College”

Elodie explains how Youth Off The Streets’ alternative schools helped her overcome personal challenges and achieve her goals.

After experiencing homelessness and gang violence as a teenager, Tyrell’s life changed when he met a youth worker from Youth Off The Streets.
Watch his story here.

The scale of the problem

young people presented alone for homelessness support in 2021-22

1 in 5

young Australians report high levels of psychological distress

%

of young people accessing our Inner West Youth Homelessness Service have experienced domestic and family violence

1 in 7

15 to 24-year-olds live below the poverty line

Together, we’re making a difference

occasions of support were provided to children and young people in NSW and QLD through our outreach services, youth justice support and other programs

children and young people were supported with case management and stable housing

young people disconnected from mainstream education were enrolled in our independent schools