Windup of Stepping Up

After almost 15 years, the award winning Stepping Up consortium will be winding up on 31st March this year. The winding up of the consortium will not impact services to clients, as all programs will continue under a new structure. Read more

The Living Room takes home national award

The winners of the first-ever HESTA Impact Awards were announced last night as part of a national celebration of health and community services professionals working to protect the future of our people and planet. Read more

Services update from Youth Projects

What does the latest circuit breaker lockdown mean for any interactions you might have with Youth Projects | Current as at 12 February 2021. Read more

Youth Projects announced as HESTA Impact Awards finalist

Eleven finalists - including Youth Projects - were today announced for the first-ever HESTA Impact Awards, recognising health and community services professionals taking positive steps to create a better world. Read more

NOW OPEN: The Little Social at Rosanna

The Little Social is giving young people from Banyule and surrounds the opportunity to participate in meaningful training and up-skilling to be well prepared to launch into a (very) competitive job market. Read more

End of year closure information

All the details you need to know about what services and programs are impacted by closures over the December / January period. Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: Homelessness to surge unless we invest in social housing

According to a landmark economic study measuring the economic fallout of COVID-19, homelessness will surge nine per cent and 24 per cent more Australian families will experience housing stress in 2021 due to the impact of the crisis. Read more

The scoop on how you should celebrate Youth Week 2020

Youth Week is back on the cards in Victoria and is taking place across a very special, month-long string of activities and celebrations... starting right here at Youth Projects! Read more

Not one, but two new social enterprise cafes opening

As local labour markets move through recession young people will be the first to feel the impact of severe lack of job suitability and availability. Our focus is on being at the forefront of job creation for young people, and we are doing exactly that through 2 new social enterprise cafes. Read more

A collective approach to food security

Food insecurity is a prevalent challenge faced by people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage who are often met with not knowing how and where their next meal might come from. The COVID-19 crisis exacerbated this dire reality for hundreds of Victorians across inner Melbourne. Read more

Our latest Impact Report is available now!

This year we reflect on the enormous impact that Youth Projects continues to have in the wider community, and the thousands of life changing opportunities to young people and people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness. Read more in our latest Impact Report. Read more

Nurturing the next generation of Youth Workers

We recently teamed up with RMIT to provide students studying Youth Work to explore the sociological impacts on young people and facilitate practical change projects as part of their studies. Read more

Overdose is preventable. It’s time to remember, it’s time to act.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. It’s a time to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends, remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Read more

Reshaping a collective response to harm reduction

The escalation of the pandemic has forcibly reshaped the AOD and homelessness sector's collective priorities, resources, and capacity for overdose prevention, resulting in a radical re-think of harm reduction and overdose response activities at Youth Projects. Read more

OPINION | Last line of defence, front line of ending homelessness

We live in a first world country, yet we continue to accept homelessness as an intractable program that we would love to fix, if only we knew how. But, we do. Read more

5 common misconceptions about homelessness

Homelessness in Australia is often misunderstood, so we’re here to debunk the misconceptions and shine a light on the reality thousands face. Read more

OPINION | A stark contrast of journeys through a broken system

It was in one exact moment that I saw so clearly just how differently the fork in the road can go; our childhoods bonded by circumstance, yet our journeys in such contrast. We know that homelessness can be solved, and I will not stop fighting to end homelessness. Read more

COVID-19 Update 01 August 2020

What does COVID-19 mean for any interactions you might have with Youth Projects. Current as at 01 August 2020. Read more

COVID-19 Update 01 July 2020

What does COVID-19 mean for any interactions you might have with Youth Projects. Current as at 01 July 2020. Read more

Staying resilient in lockdown

Building and maintaining resilience is incredibly important right now, but at times it can feel like a bit of an uphill slog. Here's a guide on creating an effective routine to help build resilience. Read more

Mastering your resume

Our Job Seeking 101 series explores a range of topics to help you navigate the job seeking journey. Each workshop is hosted by a different member of our Transition to Work team so you're served up only the best pointers. Read more

Taylah's DIY tie-dye tutorial

With just a few bits and pieces you can create something bright and bold! Read more

The Good Life Podcast

Ben Vasiliou's journey through life has not been without challenges or vulnerability, but it has led to him becoming a passionate advocate for social justice. Listen to Ben's interview on The Good Life podcast. Read more

Finding work during COVID-19

Our Job Seeking 101 series explores a range of topics to help you navigate the job seeking journey. Each workshop is hosted by a different member of our Transition to Work team so you're served up only the best pointers. Read more