Young people become homeless for many reasons. For some it’s because of family breakdown or violence in the home, for others it’s because they have disengaged from school and no longer have strong connections and support networks within their community. Some simply cannot afford rent.
Our Blacktown Hills Youth Homelessness Service supports homeless young people (or those at risk of becoming homeless) to get their lives back on track. It is available to young people aged between 16-25 years living in Western Sydney.
The service works to strengthen a young person’s life skills to enable them to live independently, maintain tenancy and prevent future homelessness.
In working with young people, we:
- offer housing options based on their needs
- help them to develop living skills such as cooking, cleaning, personal care and healthy lifestyles
- link them to other specialist support services
- build their connections to family and community
- support them to access education, training and employment.
One of our qualified and experienced case workers will meet regularly with the young person to identify their goals and support them to achieve them.
How to access this service
The Blacktown Hills Youth Homelessness Service is available by referral only. Referrals can be made by phoning MacKillop’s Sydney office on (02) 8881 4800.
MacKillop delivers this services in partnership with Marist 180.
For referrals to other NSW homelessness services contact:
Link2Home - a single state-wide information and referral service to assist homeless people and those at risk of homelessness. It provides information, assessment and referrals to homelessness services. Tel: 1800 152 152 (9am-10pm seven-days-a-week).