What is Y-Shac?

Y-Shac Offers:

  • Shared emergency accommodation in two locations and 24 hour support from youth workers
  • Support for young people to get back on their feet, including advocacy and referral to specialist services
  • Independent living activities including financial planning, budgeting and tenancy information, and education on health, nutrition and cooking
  • Goal setting and future planning through case management
  • Creative youth recreational activities
  • A Drug Education and Support Service that focuses on harm minimisation through alcohol and drug education, group activities, and 1 to 1 support.


Y-Shac possesses two facilities. Our Spearwood crisis accommodation site is a three bed facility capable of providing short stays and quick admissions. Our Rockingham site is a six bed crisis accommodation facility, for up to three males and three females, capable of providing accommodation for up to three months.

Who is the Y-Shac for?

Y-Shac assists 15-20 year old young people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.

Young people find themselves in need of emergency accommodation for a number of reasons, including:

  • an unstable home or family life
  • family or relationship breakdown
  • eviction or unmanageable rising living costs
  • risk of, or exposure to, crime, drugs or violence
  • no money or loss of steady income


If you, or anyone you know, are experiencing any of these things, Y-Shac can help.

How can Y-Shac be accessed?

To apply for Crisis Accommodation you and/or your support worker must contact the relevant service location (Spearwood or Rockingham). If we have a vacancy we will conduct a phone interview with you. If we are able to accommodate you, we will agree on arrangements for you to get to the service.

Y-Shac Rockingham can be contacted by phoning: 9523 3400, or emailing: yshac.rockingham@anglicarewa.org.au

Y-Shac Spearwood can be contacted by phoning: 9412 0673, or emailing: yshac.spearwood@anglicarewa.org.au


Where is Y-Shac located?

Please contact our services for site locations in both Rockingham and Spearwood.



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