The Geelong Project is an innovative youth homelessness project which will build on community and cross-sector collaboration to identify and provide early intervention to young people at risk of homelessness.
The project is led by Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCYF). BCYF is a key provider of services for vulnerable young people aged 10 – 25 and their families including accommodation support (crisis & transitional housing), innovative youth & family interventions as well as a range of other initiatives to assist young people to develop their sense of belonging.
The Geelong Project is a partnership with BCYF and Swinburne University, with collaboration with Geelong schools and community services. The project is totally committed to demonstrating that, through effective early intervention and by supporting young people to remain at home, to stay at school, and to be connected to their community, homelessness can be reduced in Australia.
The Geelong Project Steering Committee is a collective group of BCYF staff, project partners and support agency representatives. We get together on a bi-monthly basis to review the progress of the project, report on project goals, discuss next steps, and identify risks or issues and assign resolution ownership.