CatholicCare Family Services

Annie Kenney (AK) Young Women’s Emergency Accommodation

AK provides crisis accommodation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to young women aged 13- 20 years who are experiencing homelessness or who may be at risk of becoming homeless. Short-term supported accommodation of up to six weeks is provided to respond to the needs of young women.

AK focus on developing life skills, providing advice and information, advocacy, case management, and referrals to appropriate support services to address a young persons identified needs.

AK support the reconnection with immediate family, build relationships with extended family members or where appropriate, support transitioning into long-term Independent accommodation outcomes.

What the service can help with

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
Cultural support
Disability support
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Familial exclusion
Family supports
Family violence
Financial information and/or support
Housing and homelessness
Identity and gender related issues
Legal information and/or support
Mental health
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Physical health
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Social exclusion
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
Violent behaviour

How the service is delivered

Case Management
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Support Services

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children

Age eligibility for children

13 - 20

Cost of service


Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service
Transportation can be provided

Regions covered


Contact Details

(03)62727751 or 0418134221

Focus Domains







Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy



Having a positive sense of culture and identity