NSW government boosts support of young people at risk of homelessness

3 Apr 2017

Up to 130 young people across the Central Coast and Hunter who are at risk or experiencing homelessness will be better supported as they leave out of home care as part of the Premier’s Youth Initiative.

The Initiative, a project run by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), will provide young people leaving out-of-home care with support services including a personal advisor, education and employment mentoring and help in finding long-term accommodation.

As part of the trial, young people will receive support to grow personal support networks and engage with further study and employment.

"We know how important it is to support young people leaving out of home care," Ms Goward said.

"This initiative will help young people transitioning from out-of-home care to independence.

The NSW Government has committed $6.9 million to support the roll out of the initiative across the Central Coast and Hunter.

Today Ms Goward also announced that the Kariong Neighbourhood Centre, an invaluable support network for the local community, will receive more than $250,000 in funding over the next three years as part of the Community Builders program.