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Gold Coast Youth Service: Housing and Support Program (HASP)

What does the HASP mean?
The Gold Coast Youth Service HASP team is focused on providing support to vulnerable young people, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Sometimes things happen and for whatever reason, you either can’t keep living where you are or you might become homeless or you might be at risk of having nowhere to live. 
 
Who can access this? 
Young people 16 to 25 years of age who are:
  • sleeping on the beach/park/streets
  • sleeping in a car
  • staying at a mate’s place
  • staying at a relative’s place short term 
  • unable to stay in one place for more than 3 months 
  • staying in a hotel/motel/hostel
  • living in a tent 
  • staying in a caravan short term
  • iving at home but desperately have to leave due to your wellbeing 
 
How do we support you? 
Centre Based 
We provide information, referral to other GCYS programs and external services, advocacy, short and long term case work and practical support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, feel disengaged from education, family or community or need someone to talk to about their situation. 
 
Mobile Support 
For those who have transport as a barrier, youth workers can come out to you and it includes case management and community living support 
 
What does the HASP mean?
The Gold Coast Youth Service HASP team is focused on providing support to vulnerable young people, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Sometimes things happen and for whatever reason, you either can’t keep living where you are or you might become homeless or you might be at risk of having nowhere to live. 
 
Who can access this? 
Young people 16 to 25 years of age who are
  • Sleeping on the beach/park/streets
  • Sleeping in a car
  • Staying at a mate’s place
  • Staying at a relative’s place short term 
  • Unable to stay in one place for more than 3 months 
  • Staying in a hotel/motel/hostel
  • Living in a tent 
  • Staying in a caravan short term
  • Living at home but desperately have to leave due to your wellbeing 
 
How do we support you? 
Centre Based 
We provide information, referral to other GCYS programs and external services, advocacy, short and long term case work and practical support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, feel disengaged from education, family or community or need someone to talk to about their situation. 
 
Mobile Support 
For those who have transport as a barrier, youth workers can come out to you and it includes case management and community living support 
 
Youth Accommodation Program (YAP)
The Yap assists young people aged 16 to 21 years of age. YAP provides externally supported Transitional Housing, including a practical life-skills program, to enable young people to live independently within their wider community. 
 
What do YOU get out of it? 
 
This is a FREE and confidential service so we will meet you where you feel safe. 
  • We keep it casual and relaxed 
  • We can speak or act on your behalf 
  • We can help you understand information before making decisions
  • We’re NOT here to tell you what to do, we’re here to support YOU on your journey for a happier life. 
The Yap assists young people aged 16 to 21 years of age. YAP provides externally supported Transitional Housing, including a practical life-skills program, to enable young people to live independently within their wider community. 
 
What do YOU get out of it? 
 
This is a FREE and confidential service so we will meet you where you feel safe. 
  • We keep it casual and relaxed 
  • We can speak or act on your behalf 
  • We can help you understand information before making decisions
  • We’re NOT here to tell you what to do, we’re here to support YOU on your journey for a happier life. 

How often and where we meet

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Members Eligibility

N/A

Primary Contact

Gold Coast Youth Service
0755720400


Group Postal Address

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Target Groups

  • Children
  • General Public
  • Homeless and at Risk
  • Mental Health
  • Youth

Services Provided

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