A young person can access support through our Youth Homelessness Service. This service provides support to young people aged between 12 -25 years broken down into 3 services; Early Intervention and Prevention, Crisis Refuge and Intensive Support Program

Last year we provided refuge to a young man of 17 years old experiencing extensive family violence due to his “differences”, he was scared to live who he was. He came to the refuge and relished in the opportunities we at CORE Community Services provided; he completed his TAFE course in beauty therapy, which was only made possible by access to funding of the makeup kit and tutoring services in English. He tapped into his creativity by making videos and practising photography.

Furthermore, he attended fortnightly sessions with our on-site physiologist to explore his emotions. He began to thrive in confidence, and even he changed his name. He was linked to an LBTQI transitional service for longer-term housing and social inclusion. He had the opportunity to perform alongside singer Sam Smith at the Mardi Gras parade.

He now holds a job in retail and hosts a beauty YouTube with make up tutorials. The young man speaks very highly of his time at CORE Community Services and recently referred a friend for support.

Employment confidence gives young people experiencing homeless a much greater chance of maintaining long term housing and overall wellbeing.

Contact our youth services on

☎️ (02) 9755 8000 ☎️ 1800 074 922 or email us on youthcorecs.org.au