What is the project?

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“Responding to youth homelessness requires more than just putting a roof over a young person’s head.”

Melbourne City Mission is building a world-first, fully integrated response to youth homelessness

We're building a 24/7 centre providing emergency accommodation, health, education and employment support all under the same roof. 

Based on King Street in the Melbourne CBD, Frontyard Youth Services is expanding to include a crisis accommodation service, boosting its current supports to young people, to break the cycle of homelessness and prevent them from falling into long term adult homelessness.

“These vital funds are needed to better support young people through their immediate crisis and then work with them to resolve the issues underlying their homelessness,” Melbourne City Mission’s CEO, Vicki Sutton said.

Construction work commenced on 17 July 2018

Victorian Minister for Housing, Martin Foley, was on-site at Melbourne City Mission’s Frontyard Youth Services at 19 King Street, to mark the start of the $8 million construction project. Read our media release about the launch here.

Channel 9 came along to film the event. Watch the video on their Facebook page.

Channel 9's coverage of the launch of the construction project for End Youth Homelessness

 

Thank you to our partners

Property Industry Foundation
 Peter and Lyndy White Foundation 
Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation 
Joe White Bequest