StreetsYde, an inner-city emergency accommodation program for young people aged 12-25 years, was established in 1989 by the YMCA Perth. From that time StreetsYde provided emergency and short term accommodation and support to young people in crisis. The emergency accommodation program closed on 31 March 2014.
StreetsYde was established by the YMCA Perth in 1989 and was funded through the Youth Supported Accommodation Program, which was a sub-program of the Commonwealth/State funded Supported Accommodation Assistance Program. It was described then as providing emergency accommodation in the innercity to males and females aged 12-25 years. The maximum stay was three nights in emergency and three weeks in extended accommodation. Throughout the years it has been operating, StreetsYde has had a focus on young people who were homeless and/or in crisis of some kind. Its purpose has been to provide accommodation where young people are safe, and to offer support and referrals to other services.
StreetsYde's emergency accommodation service closed on 31 March 2014.
Sources used to compile this entry: Directory of Youth Services 2012-2013, Samaritans Crisis Line, 2013, http://web.archive.org/web/20150413085115/http://www.thesamaritans.org.au/Documents/17176_Samaritans_Help_For_Youth.aspx; 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, https://signposts.communities.wa.gov.au//pdf/pdf.aspx; Email from the A/Executive Manager, Youth and Community Services, Training and Accommodation, YMCA Perth on 27 March 2014.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 15 March 2011, Last modified: 5 August 2015