Home Stretch Campaign

On any given night in WA, more than 3,000 people under the age of 25 experience homelessness. Of those young people, 2 out of 3 had lived in State Care.

Unlike many other young people who can continue to live at home until they’re ready to fly the coop (and return home if need be), those in State Care are expected to make their own way the moment they turn 18.

Anglicare WA is part of Home Stretch, a national initiative aimed at increasing the State Care leaving age to 21. In a positive breakthrough, the State Government announced last year that it will work with us to trial the idea here in WA!

Since then we have workshopped ideas for a pilot program with the Department of Communities, UWA’s Centre for Social Impact and other sector agencies. Our final concepts will be presented to the State Government soon, with the trial likely to begin in the first half of 2019.

Home Stretch Campaign

Feeling lost?

Anglicare WA offers a wide range of services and with more than 50 service locations across WA, we’re never too far away.

If you’re not sure where to go, call us on 1300 11 44 46.