April 2016 ‘The future of youth homelessness support’ edition



Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Feature — The Future of Youth Homelessness Support

‘A Profile of Vulnerable Young People Accessing Specialist Homelessness Services: What Does the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection Tell Us?’, Marissa Veld, Team Leader, Housing and Homelessness Reporting and Development Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

‘Home and Away: Child and Youth Homelessness in Australia’, Dr Jo Fildes, Head of Research and Evaluation, Mission Australia

‘The Future of Reconnect’, Associate Professor David MacKenzie, Swinburne University

‘Trauma at the Core of Homeless Youth’, Alice Zhang, Yfoundations Youth Ambassador

‘Introducing the Melbourne City Mission ‘Wheel’’, Paul Turton, Melbourne City Mission

‘Youth Support’, Joal Presincula, PESP Graduate

‘Specialist Flexible Learning Options: Creating Mainstream Educational Pathways for Young People’, Leanne Cornell-March, HYPA Manager

‘The Battle to End Youth Homelessness: Are We There Yet?’, Service Development Manager, Hope Street Youth and Family Services

‘Young People’s Vision of Systematic Co-design’, Morgan Cataldo, Policy and Strategic Projects Officer and Deborah Fewster, Head of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations, Melbourne City Mission

‘Exploring the Relationship Between Resilience and Help-Seeking in Homeless Youth’, Rachel Oldfield, Monica Thielking and David MacKenzie, Swinburne University of Technology, Paul Flatau, University of Western Australia Centre for Social Impact and Adam Steen, Charles Sturt University

‘Consumer Voices — Youth Homelessness Support’, Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them.

‘Social Housing for Young People: Why My Foundations Youth Housing was Formed’, Rebecca Mullins, CEO, My Foundations Youth Housing Co

‘Resorting to Motels: Outsourcing to Fill the Gap’, Kirsten Sandstrom, HYPA Senior Manager

‘What Jane and Sarah Taught Us: A Case Study in Person-centred Practice and Team Based Service Delivery’, Marita Hagel and Paul Turton, Melbourne City Mission

‘All Young People are Refuge Appropriate’, Rob Ellis, Manager Youth and Family Services, Salvation Army Crisis Services

‘The Ryde Project: A Place-based Approach to Early Intervention in Schools’, Anthony Shannon, Director Community and Reform, NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Northern Sydney District and Rachelle Elphick, Area Manager Northern Sydney, Mission Australia

‘Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth Homelessness’, Meg-an Windred, Case Manager, Young Adults, VincentCare Victoria

‘Building on the Foundations, Working ‘Up Stream’ and Opening Pathways’, Dr Michael Coffey, CEO, Yfoundations and Chris Stone, Senior Policy Officer, Yfoundations

‘From Concept to Reality: An App to Help Young People Stay Connected’, Dr Alice Clark, CEO, Shelter SA

‘Youth Work Relationship as Developmental Support’, Nathan Williams, Client Services Coordinator, Inner West Youth Homelessness Service, Youth Off The Streets


Liz Bishop, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne City Mission

Donna Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Hope Street Youth and Family Services