Young voices amplified and pathways opened after visit to Parliament House

In an exclusive meeting at Parliament House of Victoria, members of our Youth Advisory Group (YAG) were invited to sit down over a hot chocolate and discuss issues affecting young people, the importance of youth advocacy, and why young people need a seat at the table. Read more

R U Okay Day is every day at Youth Projects

With R U OK Day just around the corner, we are reminded to check in with our mates and continue the conversation. Here at Youth Projects, we believe that we should be asking our peers regularly, and know how to respond if someone isn’t doing too well. We thrive on creating a judgment-free approach, meeting people where they are at, and client-centered servicing, and thought we would share what works for us. Read more

Melanie Raymond OAM named 'Board Director of the Year' at 2022 Third Sector Awards

Youth Projects was represented in the Top 5 Finalists across three categories at this year's Third Sector Awards, with fierce talent being recognised from right across Australia. Read more

A little history of Wear It Purple Day with Jules

Our youth-led content series is created by young people on our Youth Advisory Group for young people. This series explores all sorts of issues impacting and inspiring young people across Melbourne’s northern and western regions. Read more

Accessing safe healthcare when you’re homeless

In the new season of Aphra's 'Taking care' podcast, host Tash Miles is joined by Dr Ed Poliness of The Living Room and Dr Andrew Davies of Homeless Healthcare to discuss how people experiencing homelessness are accessing healthcare, and the work being done by practitioners and others to improve these experiences. Read more

We've teamed up with The Mental Health Coach to expand our free Mental Health First Aid program for young LGBTQIA+ people

We are expanding our free, mental health first aid program for young LGBTQIA+ folk this August, and delivering our first regional program in Bairnsdale in late 2022! Read more

Free and non-judgmental sexual health pop-up clinic now available at Glenroy

Youth Projects is launching a targeted, innovative, and flexible response to an acute rise in STIs to curb the spread amongst the community through a 16-week pop-up sexual health clinic in Glenroy this June. Read more

Which services will and won’t be impacted by the refurbishment of The Living Room

As works start on the significant refurbishment on The Living Room at our home on Hosier Lane – we have launched a pop-up location to continue delivering our most critical services. Here’s everything you need to know about what to access and where. Read more

The Living Room set to get the makeover it deserves, transforming homelessness services in the heart of Melbourne

Youth Projects is undertaking a significant refurbishment at the home of The Living Room on Hosier Lane – having been at the heart of Melbourne’s CBD community for 20 years. This project is co-invested by the Victorian Government as part of its commitment to improving the quality and safety of care for public mental health and alcohol and other drug services. Read more

Employment teams receive several awards at CoAct ConnectUp 2022 Gala

Youth Projects was recognised across not just not, but THREE award categories for three seperate programs in our employment, training and social enterprise offerings at CoAct's ConnectUp Gala Awards 2022. Read more

OPINION: Why Advocacy by Young People is Important

The first in our brand-new, youth-led content series created by young people on our Youth Advisory Group for young people. This series explores all sorts of issues impacting and inspiring young people across Melbourne’s northern and western regions. Read more

New Executive appointed to lead largest ever scale-up of Employment, Training and Social Enterprise services into the West and beyond

Youth Projects has welcomed a new Executive Manager to our team who will modernise, lead and enable high performance across our Employment, Training and Social Enterprise services. Read more

OPINION | Youth Homelessness Still Matters – More than ever before

It’s a sad reality that we even need Youth Homelessness Matters Day, but in 2022, we're still having this conversation. CEO, Ben Vasiliou shares his thoughts on what change needs to happen to decrease youth homelessness in Australia. Read more

Our bold plan to provide high impact support to a whopping 23,800 people across Greater Melbourne by 2027

We continue to step up and scale-up to help young people recover from the global pandemic after being entrusted to deliver Workforce Australia’s innovative new Employability Skills Training program across 3 huge regions with the highest youth unemployment in Victoria. Read more

OPINION | It's all talk on mental health, but where is the fix?

Despite two years of pandemic-driven concern about the impacts on youth mental health, current election commitments fall short of addressing the real gaps. A bold, long-term investment in youth mental health seems to have fallen by the wayside. Read more

Youth unemployment in Western Melbourne about to radically shift as youth-specialist services expand and state of the art facilities set to open

One of Australia’s most entrenched areas of youth disengagement and unemployment will soon be boosted by the overhaul of employment services and expansion of Youth Projects services into Western Melbourne from mid-2022. Read more

New Executive Manager appointed to lead us through significant growth and towards ambitious 2030 strategic goals

Youth Projects announces a new Executive Manager of Corporate Services to lead us into the next phase of growth, development, and impact as an organisation. Read more

Partnership with Australian clothing brand is helping young, LGBTQIA+ folk and making kind cool again

This new collection was inspired by the iconic 78ers and features the brands iconic “BE KIND” message with $2 from every tee sold going to support young, LGBTQIA+ people experiencing disadvantage and homelessness. Read more

New targeted initiative announced to support people experiencing homelessness access Covid-19 vaccinations in 2022

The initiative will address the low vaccination uptake among the homelessness community and enable people sleeping rough to access Covid-19 vaccinations and additional, wrap around support. Read more

Recruiting the next gen of social changemakers for our Youth Advisory Group

Use your voice to empower others, create real social change and have a say on issues that directly impact young people in our local communities 🌏 Read more

Chief Financial Officer of 26-years announces retirement from operational duties

After 26-years of service, Carl Roberts announces his retirement from operational duties as Chief Financial Officer and looks toward non-executive role at Youth Projects in the new year. Read more

Everything you need to know about accessing our services during the festive season

So here is everything you need to know about our sites, our services and where to go to access what during the festive period. Read more

A Good Giving Christmas is a Christmas worth giving to this year

Youth Projects has teamed up with the City of Melbourne's 2021 Good Giving Christmas campaign to raise critical funds for local organisations lifting people out of homelessness. Read more

Does AIDS still exist? Isn’t it the same thing as HIV? We need to talk.

A lot has changed in the past thirty something years, so this World AIDS Day we want to help bring you up to speed on what AIDS and HIV is, how you can prevent transmission, what to do if you’ve been exposed to HIV and understanding what support is available for living with HIV. Read more