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Western Australia - Organisation

Golden Mile Youth Hostel (1989 - 1999)

From
1989
To
1999
Categories
Adolescent Care, Care Provider, Home, Hostel, Temporary Care and Youth Welfare Service

The Golden Mile Youth Hostel was established in Kalgoorlie in 1989 and was run by a private committee of management. At that time it provided crisis relief and medium term accommodation to young men aged 15-25 years. By 1995, Golden Mile offered emergency accommodation only. It closed in 1999 and the building was re-opened later that year by Crossroads West's Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Accommodation Service.

Details

The Golden Mile Youth Hostel was a service that began around 1989 as part of the Youth Supported Accommodation Program, which was a sub-program of the Commonwealth/State funded Supported Accommodation Assistance Programme (SAAP). In 1989, the service was located in Kalgoorlie in a converted school house and it provided crisis relief and medium-term accommodation to young men aged 15-25 years. In 1995, it was described as aiming to provide a home-like lifestyle for young men in the 15-24 age group who were homeless so that they could develop life skills to gain employment and move to independent living.

Golden Mile closed in 1999 and the premises were re-opened later that year by Crossroads west's Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Accommodation Service.

Events

1989 - 1999
Location - Golden Mile Youth Hostel was located at Boulder. Location: Boulder

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser