Youth Accommodation Services

Support for young Western Australians seeking safe accommodation options.

16-19 year olds seeking Supported Accommodation

Carlow House provides medium-term, 24-hour youth supported accommodation for young people aged 16-19 years old who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

We walk alongside young people and empower them to learn new skills, build their confidence, self-esteem, strong relationships and support networks for moving into private or shared accommodation and adulthood.

Young people can stay at Carlow House for up to 9 months and must be engaged in education or training.

Young mothers aged 16-25 years

Coolock Units provides medium-term accommodation (up to six months) for young mothers aged 16-25 years old. The service has a focus on parenting skills, tenancy and improved health and wellbeing.

Mothers are accommodated in a two-bedroom unit in the City of Stirling. Costs are adjusted for individual income levels.

A Support Worker visits on a regular basis (usually weekly) to give assistance with the development of social, parenting and life skills and to provide emotional support.

Young people and young families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

MercyCare’s Home for Youth and Families program provides quality transitional accommodation and individualised support for young people up to 25 years old and parents up to 35 years old. Support is provided from six months to two years for people who are on their path to personal independence and long-term accommodation stability.

The program provides participants with tenancy support, parenting support and skills to develop independent living, such as maintaining a home and budgeting.

To be eligible, you must be engaged in education, training or employment for up to 3 days a week and willing to engage with a case worker for a minimum of 2 days a week.

16-25 year olds seeking assistance with rental accommodation

Youth Support Service provides free assistance to young people aged 16-25 years old to obtain their own private rental and maintain their accommodation. Young people aged 16-18 years old with no rental history support will be provided with shared/transitional accommodation.

A Support Worker is available to visit on a regular basis (usually once a week) to help the young person maintain their independent lifestyle. The time and level of support is negotiated with the young person.

We can support up to 15 young people at any time. Assessment of suitability for this service may take up to a week.