SYDNEY YOUNG PARENTS’ PROGRAM

SYPP is a partnership with Good Shepherd and YWCA, targeting young parents and their children who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness in the Sydney District. The program supports young families to exit homelessness (going home) or sustain functioning living arrangements (staying home).

CLIENT GROUP

The client group for the service is young parents (under 25 years) and their children who are homeless or at risk of homeless and pregnant young women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE

The geographic coverage for the service is the DCJ Sydney District as defined by the following LGAs Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury, City of Sydney, Leichhardt, Marrickville and Strathfield.

Partner Testimonial
Cecilia Correy
Social Worker
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SERVICE MODEL

  • A client-centred approach that will place the client at the centre of all service responses and tailored to the needs of the target client group.
  • Collaboration with other specialist homelessness services, mainstream service providers and housing providers.

Delivery of the following core SHS service:

  • Intervene early to prevent homelessness
  • Rapid rehousing
  • Intensive responses for clients with complex needs

OUR 2019/20 STATISTICS

23 Young People and
19 children

housed in 13 Launchpad properties.

283 young people
provided with support.

GENDER OF SYPP CLIENTS 2019-20

FEMALE

190
67%

MALE

93
33%

CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF SYPP CLIENTS 2019-20

ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER

125
44.2%

BORN OVERSEAS

33
11.6%

OTHER

125
44.2%

AGE OF SYPP CLIENTS 2019-20

0-2 YRS

88
31%

3-5 YRS

32
11%

6-9 YRS

12
0.7%

10-14 YRS

0
0%

15-17 YRS

6
2%

18-19 YRS

31
11%

20-24 YRS

106
37.4%

25-29 YRS

8
2.8%