After receiving numerous requests for accommodation from young people experiencing homelessness, project officers from the Whitford Community Youth Support Scheme conduct research to assess the need for a youth crisis accommodation service in Perth’s northern suburbs.
A grant for the establishment of a purpose built crisis accommodation property for young people experiencing homelessness is announced.
TINOCA (Teenagers in Need of Crisis Accommodation) opens its doors.
The service becomes incorporated as Wanneroo Youth Accommodation Services (WYAS).
WYAS expands to include a transitional accommodation program.
Our Youth Employment Program is officially funded and recognised.
WYAS is re-named Wanneroo Accommodation and Support Services (WASS) to reflect the expanding range of support provided to young people in the region.
WASS is re-branded as Joondalup Youth Support Services to acknowledge the creation of the City of Joondalup and to more accurately reflect the location of the head office in Joondalup.
After realising that many clients are disengaged from mainstream education we launch the Community Outreach Model of Education & Training (COMET) Program. 17 young people enrol in the pilot program.
TINOCA is renovated to give each resident the safety and security of their own bedroom.
COMET is approved as a gazetted community based course by the Department of Education Services. 38 young people graduate this year.
The NEST program is developed to help young mothers experiencing homelessness to maintain custody of their baby.
JYSS is re-named to Youth Futures WA to reflect the expanded area serviced (now across the Perth metropolitan area).
Housing Support Workers are brought on board to help young people who are exiting juvenile detention or specialist homelessness services.
Youth Place is launched in partnership with St Patricks Community Support Centre to provide support to young people experiencing homelessness in the Fremantle area.
Youth Connections is launched to help young people re-engage with their education.
U&Me Mentoring program launched to support and inspire young people experiencing homelessness.
The NEST is expanded to include an outreach service so more young mothers and their babies can receive support in finding safe, secure accommodation.
The Life Wise program is implemented to help young people in juvenile detention develop independent living and life skills.
Keys 2 Employment is launched to provide disadvantaged young people the opportunity to get their driver’s license.
An outreach program with the City of Joondalup is launched.
Fuelled by our passion for education we undertake the rigorous registration process for COMET to become an independent Curriculum and Re-Engagement (CaRE) School.
Comet opens as a CaRE School in February.
Anchor Point, our second alternative education program opens its doors in May.
An outreach program with the City of Wanneroo is launched.
A Youth Settlement Service is launched in partnership with the City of Stirling.