Youth Housing

Aboriginal Youth Housing Service

The Aboriginal Youth Housing Service (AYHS) is at 6 Bagot Street, Broome WA. The AYHS is funded by the Department of Communities and managed by Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation. Our focus is to empower Young People to remain in training and employment and gain life skills to become independent.

Our Aboriginal Youth Accommodation is a large, comfortable house with 12 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with a shared kitchen, living and laundry facilities.

The outdoor area includes a BBQ, table tennis, a pool, and a sheltered garden. Giving you plenty of space to relax and yarn with your family and friends.

Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation Youth Housing 1
Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation Youth Housing 2
Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation Youth Housing 3

We offer:

  • Affordable board and lodging
  • Supportive living environment
  • Quiet, safe accommodation

To be eligible the young person must be

  • Aboriginal or Torres Islander
  • 16- 25 years old
  • Engaged full-time in training, education or employment, or a combination of these.
  • Willing to participate in our support program designed to increase their capacity to succeed.
  • Willing to do chores, cook clean etc to maintain the shared house and gardens and improve life skills.

How do we Assist?

  • We provide single Aboriginal people aged 16+ and engaged in training or employment with housing.
  • Housing can be long or short stay. Maximum 2 years.
  • We assist you by developing an individualised case management plan.
  • This plan assists participants to achieve independence, overcome personal and social issues, improve life skills, and set routines.
  • Where required we engage other service providers and health professionals to assist participants to address their barriers.

What we do
Participants receive help to become independent and are able to focus on training and employment.
Participants can stay with us for up to two years until they have completed their education or training. During this time, participants will be guided to plan their move into independent housing.

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Our Staff
Our fully trained support staff live on-site to assist with living and personal needs of the house.
Our Case Support Worker works closely with each participant and their employer/trainer to
achieve success.

Support

  • 24-hour on-site support staff.
  • Help to achieve independence.
  • Help to overcome personal and social issues.
  • Improve life skills – Budgeting, cooking, and time management.
  • Work with external agencies.
  • Improve work skills – Punctuality, reliability, and communication.
  • Assistance with training.

Partnerships
We pride ourselves on the relationships we create with employers, trainers, and other organizations.
We recognize that improved communication and support with participants can help realise their goals and increase their completion rates.

If you are interested

For Expressions of Interest please contact the AYHS Program Manager at nmmanager@nirrumbuk.org.au or call on
0437 747 076 (business hours) for further information or fill out the Expression of Interest Form and we will email an Application Pack to you.

Please note all applicants must provide:

  • Completed application form (to be sent out once EOI form is received).
  • If the participant is under 18 an Underage Applicant Checklist needs to be filled out for us to give to the Department of Communities.
  • Current National Police Clearance
  • Proof of income – last 2 payslips and or Centrelink statements
  • Proof of enrolment or employment stating weekly commitment (days and hours).
AYHS Expression of Interest Form

Aboriginal Youth Housing Service (AYHS)

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM


Applicant Details


Support Person Details


Last 2 payslips and or Centrepay statements
Stating weekly commitment (days and hours)

To be eligible the young person must be

  • Aboriginal or Torres Islander

  • 16- 25 years old

  • Engaged full time in training, education or employment or a combination of these.

  • Willing to participate in our support program designed to increase their capacity to succeed.

  • Willing to do chores, cook clean etc to maintain the shared house and gardens and improve life skills.