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The Young Women’s Programme (YWP) aims to provide safe and affordable short to medium term accommodation for young women 16-25 years of age who are homeless, at imminent risk of homelessness or who need transitional support in becoming independent. The Programme specialises in accommodating and supporting pregnant young women or young women with their babies.

To be considered for the Variety Units, the young woman must be currently leaving the care of the Department of Communities - Child Protection and Family Support (Department) or have previously been in the Department’s care.

During their stay at the Young Women’s Programme, the young women are supported to develop a support plan to assist with goal setting and addressing any issues that might impact on functioning as an individual and/or mother. The primary goal is to work with the young women until they are able to return home or, where appropriate, move to more stable long-term accommodation.

This Programme offers support and education with assisting mothers to further develop their parenting skills and to further develop independent living skills including budgeting, cooking, cleaning and contributing to a shared household. The Young Women’s Programme accepts self-referral, referrals from family and/or professionals involved with the young women.


  • Supported accommodation - transitional and long term
  • Assistance to access services
  • Independent living skills assessment
  • Information
  • Support
  • Referral
  • Advocacy
  • Counselling
  • Pregnancy support
  • Parenting support

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