Youth Projects re-certified as ‘Great Place to Work’

Youth Projects is proud to announce that the organisation has been independently re-certified as a “Great Place To Work” by Great Place To Work Australia, with 78% of employees at Youth Projects say it is a great place to work. Read more

The Living Room takes out ‘Community Award’ at prestigious Melbourne Awards for innovative response to homelessness in CBD

The Living Room has been awarded winner of the ‘Community Award’ at the 2023 Melbourne Awards, amongst inspirational Melbournians recognised for their dedication, time and energy to make Melbourne a world leader. Read more

Resilience in the face of referendum setback

Youth Projects will continue working together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities, amplifying the voices of our First Nation peoples, and supporting their aspirations for self-determination and equality. Read our full statement. Read more

Drug testing proven to be more effective than not. It's time to act now and save lives.

Youth Projects joins 70+ organisations calling for the introduction of drug checking and public alert systems in Victoria to enhance existing service responses amidst escalating fatal overdose rates. Read more

Youth Awards returns in 2023!

Recognising the enormous contributions of young people and celebrating the emerging changemakers who are creating meaningful change within themselves and the wider community. Nominations for the 2023 Youth Awards are now open! Read more

Our 2023 Impact Report has landed!

Demand on assistance hit historically high numbers in 2023, with no sign of abating. So, we set out on a mission to deepen our impact and grow into new communities where young people needed our support. Read about the impact we created. Read more

Hepatitis C Point-of-Care testing trial at The Living Room aims to reduce health inequity for people experiencing homelessness

The Living Room, in collaboration with UNSW Sydney University and the UNSW Kirby Institute, is trialling hepatitis C (HCV) Point-of-Care Testing to improve healthcare accessibility for people experiencing homelessness. Read more

Revolutionising access to healthcare: The Living Room introduces complementary, new Virtual Emergency Department services

Using innovative technology to uplift healthcare access for people experiencing homelessness with the launch of the Virtual Emergency Department (VVED) service at The Living Room. Read more

Courtyard Takeover: Community Services Team Up at Tarneit Senior College

Highlighting the importance of psychological safety, community organisations rally at Tarneit Senior College to provide an afternoon of fun activities and mental health check-ins. Read more

Supporting Wellbeing on RU Okay Day

In a world where mental health challenges are on the rise, prioritising the emotional well-being of employees has become increasingly vital. Read more

Exploring career pathways: Young Jobseekers gain insights through immersive experiences at The Gordon

Young jobseekers in western Melbourne explore diverse career pathways at The Gordon's Geelong campus in an initiative providing firsthand insights into various industries, helping young people find their career direction. Read more

Youth Projects stands in solidarity with First Nations peoples, supporting the establishment of a First Nations Voice to Parliament

Youth Projects is dedicated to empowering marginalised communities, we recognise the importance of self-determination and the need to amplify the voices of those who have been historically marginalised, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read more

Our youth hubs are open these school holidays!

Our Youth Hubs are open these school holidays for young people to hang out, meet other young people and participate in a range of activities. Read more

Excellence in wellbeing governance and leadership recognised at Not-For-Profit Leadership Awards

Youth Projects has been recognised for excellence in leadership and wellbeing governance at the Australian Scholarship Foundation's 2023 Not-for-profit Leadership Awards in Sydney this week, being honoured with four awards across various categories. Read more

Lifesaving support for people sleeping rough on the streets of Melbourne

Our after-hours outreach service has delivered 3,455 episodes of care in the past year, highlighting the vital role they play in early intervention and as a lifeline for individuals facing homelessness in Melbourne. Read more

How to be a better ally for IDAHOBIT and beyond...

For IDAHOBIT we dive into how each of us can play a role in creating safer and more inclusive spaces for our LGBQTIA+ friends and family. Read more

L'Oréal and Youth Projects partner to help tackle youth unemployment

L'Oréal and Youth Projects are demonstrating how the corporate and not-for-profit sector can interact to combine resources and knowledge to generate better employment outcomes for young people from marginalised backgrounds. Read more

Taking a bold stand against schools excluding LGBTQIA+ youth

Why we will no longer partner with schools who seek exemptions for homophobic, transphobic and misogynist policies. Inclusion and respect should have no limits and we will continue to advocate for and support young people in our community. Read more

The Living Room re-opens world class centre in Melbourne as homelessness rises nationally

The Living Room has evolved into a unique place in the heart of Melbourne that makes people feel welcome and respected, providing access to critical health services, social supports, food and clean clothes, right through to charging mobile phones, taking a shower, washing clothes, and reducing social isolation. Read more

Q Art project on tour, stopping at our Youth Hub in Werribee this month

Celebrating LGTBQIA+ Youth Artists: Q Art exhibition touring Wyndham in 2023, including a stop at Youth Projects featuring the works of talented young artists from the Q Art project. Read more

How our outreach employment coaches are tackling youth disadvantage in Melbourne's west

You’ve probably seen them out and about across Western Melbourne, but Youth Projects’ team of assertive employment coaches have been hitting the streets to find and support young people experiencing unemployment and struggling to get their foot in the job market. Read more

OPINION: We've come so far... Yet we're still hosting morning teas?

When you attend your morning tea today, see a post on social media, or go home to your family, hold space for those mixed emotions. Ask open questions, listen and commit to doing something different… Read more

We can end homelessness in Melbourne. To do this, we need your help.

Youth Projects is teaming up with the Melbourne Zero Network calling for change and taking practical actions to make zero homelessness a reality in our city. Together, we’re pushing for real change. Read more

Youth Projects announced as finalist in Victorian Pride Awards

Youth Projects has been announced as a finalist for the 'Workplace Inclusion' award as part of GLOBE Victoria's 2022 Victorian Pride Awards, recognising Victorian businesses who champion equity for LGBTIA+ people in the workplace alongside the Department of Transport and City of Port Phillip. Read more