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
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Employment, transition, mentoring, training
Financial information and/or support
Housing and homelessness
Identity and gender related issues
Legal information and/or support
Personal safety against all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Reducing offending behaviours
Sexual and reproductive health
Social and emotional development
Suicide or self-harming behaviour
How the service is delivered
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Services are available for
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