What is Y-Shac?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Y-Shac Spearwood can be contacted by phoning: 9412 0673, or emailing: email@example.com
Where is Y-Shac located?
Please contact our services for site locations in both Rockingham and Spearwood.