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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Innovative health services homeless



The Innovative health service for homeless youth (IHSHY) program supports Aboriginal young people in the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne, Victoria, who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. The program has a strong focus on Aboriginal young people that are at risk of entering the Youth Justice system and works in collaboration with the Koori Youth Justice Worker and other workers and agencies in the sector.

Intensive support is provided through assertive outreach to ensure that Aboriginal young people reduce their risk factors and develop resilience.

The IHSHY Worker can assist with the engagement of at risk young people to both support and access them to specialist services in relation to their physical, financial, housing, legal, education and other identified needs.

Abstract adapted from Ngwala Willumbong Co-operative Ltd


Carlie Potter
Youth Worker
Ngwala Willumbong Co-operative Ltd
93 Wellington Street
St Kilda Vic 3182
Ph: (03) 9510 3233
Fax: (03) 9510 6288


Last updated: 12 April 2016
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