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MASP Joins National Campaign to Address Youth Homelessness Crisis

Mallee Accommodation & Support Program (MASP) proudly announces its collaboration with the National Home Time campaign, which is dedicated to unlocking Australia’s housing system for children and young people experiencing homelessness.

Aligned with a coalition of over 80 services, peak bodies, and experts nationwide, MASP is committed to advocating for crucial changes in the housing landscape.

“We stand in solidarity with the Home Time campaign to highlight the urgent action required from the Federal Government,” stated Charmaine Calis, Acting CEO of MASP. “It’s imperative to invest in dedicated youth tenancies and linked support services to provide a lifeline for our vulnerable youth.”

The Home Time campaign seeks to address the housing crisis faced by young people aged 16-24 across Australia, advocating for meaningful solutions.

“Every young person deserves a safe and stable home,” emphasised Charmaine Calis. “By joining Home Time, we are amplifying our collective voice and call for urgent actions from the government to prioritise the safety and well-being of our youth.”

MASP’s commitment to addressing youth homelessness is further exemplified by its recent announcement of a social housing project in central Mildura. This initiative, funded by the Victorian Government’s $50 million Youth Housing Capital Grants program, will provide three new one-bedroom units for young people transitioning from out-of-home care to independent living.

“We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Victorian government, whose commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals in the region is evident,” added Mrs Calis. “MASP remains committed to advancing the available resources to benefit young communities in our region,” said Mrs Calis.

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