Mission Australia Youth Accommodation and Support Service (YASS) was established in 1991 to provide safe and supported accommodation to young people who were homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. It remained open in 2013, with accommodation programs for 15-18 year olds.
Mission Australia's Youth Accommodation and Support Service (YASS) was established in 1991, funded through the Youth Supported Accommodation Program, which was a sub-program of the Commonwealth/State funded Supported Accommodation Assistance Program. At that time, it was described as providing crisis and supported transitional accommodation for young people aged 15-25 years. In 2013, it had some programs aimed specifically at 15-18 year olds.
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
Created: 17 May 2011, Last modified: 20 June 2014