|Albany Youth Accommodation Service (Young House)
|Years of Operation||1986 – ongoing|
|Role Of Facility||Described in 2001 as providing short term crisis accommodation and support to young people aged 15 to 25 years in the Albany area who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
In 1989, the facility provided crisis and short term services to local and transient young people in a house centrally located in Albany. Access was available 24 hours per day with rostered staff.
|Sponsoring Agency||Albany Youth Support Association Inc.|
|Address(es)||Young Street, Albany|
|Brief History||Albany is situated approximately 400 kilometres south east of Perth.
Funding for this service was originally provided through the Youth Supported Accommodation Program, which was a sub-program of the Commonwealth/State funded Supported Accommodation Assistance Programme (SAAP). From 2009, funding continues to be provided through the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). [For notes on this program see the section on NAHA/SAAP at the beginning of Signposts].
In 1998 the service was located at 12 Young Street, Albany. The service had the capacity to accommodate up to 8 young people, including Aboriginal young people, in crisis. The service also provided support for up to 7 young people in transitional accommodation which was accessed through the local housing association. (Service Agreement with the Department for Family and Children’s Services).
In 2001 the service description remained the same. It continues to be funded through the Commonwealth/State National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA). (Service Agreement with the Department for Child Protection).
|Records||Departmental case records for young people placed by the Department may reside with the Department for Child Protection.
Albany Youth Support Association may hold records or information.
|Access||While access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.|
|Contact Details||Freedom of Information
Department for Child Protection and Family Support
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892
Telephone: (08) 9222 2555
Facsimile: (08) 9222 2776
Country free call: 1800 000 277
Albany Youth Support Association Inc.
12 Young Street, Albany WA 6330
Telephone: (08) 9842 2082
Facsimile: (08) 9842 2382