Youth2 Alliance – Frankston and Mornington Peninsula
We’re calling on Victoria’s Housing Minister to build crisis accommodation in Frankton and the Mornington Peninsula.
In Frankston and Mornington Peninsula, COVID-19 has led to a 50% increase in youth homelessness. In these two areas alone, there are more than 390 youth people aged 15-25 sleeping rough.
Because of the distance and poor public transport access, young people in Rosebud currently have a 2.5 hour journey (one way) to crisis accommodation in either Dandenong or Moorabbin – and potentially much longer.
If young people aren’t able to access local crisis accommodation, they’re forced into unstable situations and become displaced from their local community, losing support networks and connection to their schools, TAFE or work.
We're asking that Local, State and Federal Governments work together to fund and provide crisis and transitional housing support for young people sleeping rough. It’s unacceptable that our most vulnerable young people are forced to leave their community and support systems for safe and secure crisis accommodation.
Our asks are simple:
Crisis accommodation in both Frankston and Rosebud with the capacity to accommodate 24 young people which will assist an estimated 120 young people per year.
An Education First Youth Foyer would support best practice outreach and education for 8-20 young people.
This requires a minimum investment of 20.756 million in State or Federal Government funding over
the next 4 years.