Twenty eight year old Anthony was referred to the Youth Projects outreach team YNOT to provide support regarding his heroin use. Anthony had been using heroin daily for the past ten years and had never engaged with a drug and alcohol support service before.
Homelessness doesn’t take a holiday. It's all day and all night for people who have nowhere to call home. Whether it's a public holiday or late at night, it’s a very lonely time people who are homeless. And few of the services they rely on remain open. But our nurses are out there.
Early action to prevent youth poverty wins top awards
Youth Projects specialist youth employment program Transition to Work has won five national awards for achieving the best outcomes for at risk youth. Operating in Melbourne’s North West region, one of the nation’s “hot spots” for youth disadvantage and unemployment, we have already placed over 240 of a 400 strong case load of unemployed young people back into education or sustainable employment this past year.