April 2017 edition: Giving Voice: Young people experiencing and responding to Homelessness


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Editorial

Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Introduction

Community Advocates: Co-design at the Centre of Reform
Morgan Cataldo, Policy and Strategic Projects Officer, Melbourne City Mission

Feature

Giving Voice: Young People Experiencing and
Responding to Homelessness

Youth Homelessness from the 16-year-old Perspective
Written by a 16-year-old youth refuge resident at Hope Street Youth and Family Services

A Different Perspective
Taylah Chalk

Anywhere But Home
Sarah Avery, NSW Youth Homelessness Representative Council Ambassador

Youth Homelessness From the Mental Health Perspective
Written by a 23-year-old youth refuge resident from Hope Street Youth and Family Services

A Conversation Between Three Young People Discussing Homelessness
Byron, Holly, and Thomas

Helping Young People Achieve (HYPA)

Homelessness to Housing: My Decisions and Flexible Support
Inspector Gadget

Building People Up, Not Tearing Them Down
Aleisha Armstrong

Youth Homelessness from the Family Violence Perspective
Written by a 22-year-old youth refuge resident from Hope Street Youth and Family Services

My Journey of Growth
Kirstin Jenkins, Frontyard Youth Services Music Therapy program at Melbourne City Mission

It Ends With Us

New Beginnings
Edward Quoibia, Frontyard Youth Services Music Therapy program at Melbourne City Mission

Song: New Beginnings

Voices from Brisbane Youth Services
Interviewed and compiled by Shaun D’souza, Brisbane Youth Service

Sometimes, Being Homeless is Better
Chloe Jean, 15

To Take Advantage of Your Kindness
Cody Filewood, 21

All I Know Right Now is that Driving a Car is Scary
and that Drugs are Stupid
Rita Silby, 21

The Things I’ve Always Wanted To
Junior Timaloa, 20

I Was Only 16
H. Davis

Youth Homelessness from the CALD Perspective
Written by a 25-year-old transitional housing resident
from Hope Street Youth and Family Services