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 2020/21 STATISTICS

15 Young People and
14 children

housed in 9 Launchpad properties.

218 young people
provided with support.

SEX OF SYPP CLIENTS 2020-21

FEMALE

152
69.7%

MALE

65
29.8%

OTHER

1
0.5%

CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF SYPP CLIENTS 2020-21

ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER

96
44%

BORN OVERSEAS

20
9.2%

OTHER

102
46.8%

AGE OF SYPP CLIENTS 2020-21

0-2 YRS

91
41.7%

3-5 YRS

12
5.5%

6-9 YRS

3
1.4%

10-14 YRS

0
0%

15-17 YRS

7
3.2%

18-19 YRS

18
8.3%

20-24 YRS

82
37.6%

25-29 YRS

5
2.3%