Youth Futures Crisis Accommodation Service

The shelter component of Youth Futures remains more-or-less unchanged since it's inception in 1980 (under the name of NYSA - Northern Youth Shelter Association). It is now known as Youth Futures (Inc) Crisis Accommodation.

The Crisis Accommodation component of YFI is a Launceston based crisis/emergency accommodation service which aims to provide safe, secure immediate short-term emergency accommodation for young men between the ages of 13-20 years. We provide residents with information and basic support in areas such as housing, living skills, health issues, legal issues, work, education and training opportunities. We are a 7 day a week, 24 hour a day, 365 day a year service.

Who Can access YFI Crisis Accommodation? Any young man between 13-20 years (including 13 and 20 year olds) who need emergency accommodation.

What Is The Cost? Residents with an income can expect to pay $100 per week, which covers food, power, water, laundry facilities and accommodation. This subsidised rate allows residents to save money so they can reduce any outstanding debt and save for a bond, furniture and goods they may need when they move on. The incredibly cheap board allows clients some breathing space to 'get on top' of finances and save so they can achieve their dreams.

How Can We Help You? We can offer you opportunities to develop skills for independent living and aim to provide you with a service that meets your expectations and goals. We achieve this through exploring what you need to effectively participate in your community. We ensure that you are involved and informed in any decision that may affect your welfare.

Your Rights and Responsibilities when Accessing our Accommodation Service Everyone has Rights and Responsibilities when dealing with Youth Futures. These Rights and Responsibilities go hand in hand. In other words, it is also your responsibility to protect the rights of staff and other residents.

Rights Responsibilities
To be treated with dignity and respect Treat others with dignity and respect
To be treated fairly Treat others fairly
To have your information handled with privacy and confidentiality To give others the right to privacy and confidentiality; not compromise the privacy and confidentiality of others
Access to a reasonable standard of health and well-being To not negatively affect the health and well-being of others
Information to make your own choices To not coerce others to make choices
Be part of our community To engage with the community and not act in an anti-social way

Youth Futures Crisis Accommodation is supported by funding from Department of Communities Tasmania and Working with Housing Connect Tasmania.

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