TAIHS Youth Shelter provides crisis accommodation for all young people aged between 16-19 years of age no matter their circumstances or background, who are:
- currently homeless
- at risk of homelessness
- couch surfing
- sleeping rough
- constantly moving between friends and families homes
All young people residing at the Youth Shelter are supported and engaged in case management support, with case managers assisting them to get things back on track and access appropriate services.
Referrals are accepted from the young persons themselves, schools, other services e.g health organisations, education services, police, government organisations and family members.
Contact can be made via the details listed below and assistance can be provided to support through the referral process.
The Youth Shelter is 24 hour on call support to provide advocy for each young person, and provide further assistance and information.
On weekend there are often arranged outings, which means the shelter may be unattended, a Youth Worker can always be reached by the landline number that has been diverted to a mobile phone.
The Youth Shelter is staffed 24 hours per day programs, allowing clients the opportunity to remain in the shelter throughout the day.
TAIHS Youth Shelter sometimes run day programs that include a various life skill development, centered around personal and social development in addition to real life transferable skills. External services will also hold workshops within the shelter during these times.
Please get in contact with the shelter for more information on the current day programs running.