“I had been couch hopping for about 6 months when a friend suggested I contact YES to help me. I was too old for the refuge but my worker would visit me at my friends place. It was good having someone to talk to and extra help to find a house. Finding a place can be nearly impossible on your own when you’re young!” (female aged 19).
“I started working with YES after mum died of cancer. Dad and I stopped getting along and my sister moved away from home so I had no one. I started renting with some guy that would spend all the bill money on alcohol and stuff, so we ended up with no electricity or heating. YES helped me get my own place and get back on track” (female aged 17).
“Support is consistent – you haven’t given up on me yet. I have come really far with staff support”