Youth Housing Programs

YOUTH HOUSING PROGRAMS

We offer 3 levels of support depending on your needs.

Crisis Accommodation

CASY House youth refuge provides 24 hour crisis accommodation and support for young people aged 15-18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Medum-Term Accommodation

Stanley House

Supported accommodation for young women experiencing homelessness which houses up to 4 young women aged between 16-24 years for a period of between 6-12 months. Clients are offered case management, and have access to 24 Hour emergency on call access via our crisis accommodation facility, CASY House.

Oakley House

Supports and accommodates young Mums and Bubs (aged up to 12 months), and young pregnant mums having their first child. Clients are offered case management, and have access to 24 Hour emergency on call access via our crisis accommodation facility, CASY House. There is also the option to engage in the YWCA Parenting Support Program - great for first time Mummy’s!

Men’s Program

Consists of 2 two bedroom units located in the Palmerston area. Units are equipped with basic household needs and clients are supported for 6-12 months.

Independent Living Programs

For males and females 15-24 years old who are able to live independently in units or townhouses.

 

CASY HOUSE

What do I pay at CASY?

Casy House charges $80 per week rent once a resident has been granted independent status payments from Centrelink or is employed and on a regular income.*

* Please note: Different rates apply to each program.

What else should I know about CASY?

  • CASY House can accommodate up to eight young people
  • CASY staff assist you to be involved in school, training or work activities during your stay
  • CASY House has staff on duty 24 hours a day
  • CASY House expectations apply to all residents. We do not tolerate violent or threatening behaviour
  • CASY House does not allow any alcohol, drugs, offensive material or weapons on premises

At CASY House we offer:

24 hour crisis accommodation to young people 15-18 years of age who are:

  • homeless, or
  • at risk of homelessness

We provide assistance with:

  • accommodation and meals for a short period of time
  • contacting local services and finding longer term accommodation

Our residents must:

  • follow the House Rules
  • keep your accommodation clean
  • respect the rights and property of others

 

YOUTH TRANSITIONAL HOUSING (YTH)

YTH comprises a range of medium-term and transitional housing including:

  • Individual, shared and group houses
  • Separate accommodation for young men, young women and young families
  • Accommodation for young women with babies or toddlers, and for young women who are pregnant
  • Head Lease accommodation, where the Territory Housing lease can be signed over into the tenant’s name at the end of the support period

What we offer:

Housing options for young people, access to other services, living skills and goal planning/ achievement support.

Residents are assisted to learn and manage their tenancy responsibilities and secure ongoing accommodation post involvement in the program.

This program provides supported accommodation from a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 18 months.

To be part of these programs you need to be:

  • Between the ages of 16-24
  • Homeless or at risk of being homeless
  • Receiving independent rate benefits from Centrelink or have enough employment income to pay the rent
  • Willing and able to pay 30% of your income towards rental costs
  • Able to look after yourself day to day
  • Willing to live with other people if required
  • Willing to abide by the YTH Housing Agreement conditions

YOUR RIGHTS!

All young people accessing these programs have the right to:

  • Confidentiality and Privacy
  • Feel safe and be treated with respect
  • Make a complaint or offer ideas about improving the Program

For more information, contact us at: 

P: 8948 2044 (24/7)
E: casy@ywcaofdarwin.org.au
Freecall: 1800 799 226

Download the brochure here.

 

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