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Games spread Hope

The Olympics are less than a year away, but Melton got a little taste of it last week as community support services gathered for...

Seeking a solution at this year’s Homelessness Week

Australians are being rallied to “end homelessness together”. The theme for this year’s Homelessness Week (August 6-12) will focus on highlighting the housing crisis and...

Hope lives in Melton

A new art installation is aimed at spreading a message of hope in Melton. Sign of Hope, set up at Woodgrove Shopping Centre, was created...

Reclink team kicks on

Reclink is hoping to kick some serious goals in community engagement with the launch of a new football team. The Melton Lions will play in...

Hope for homeless

More crisis response services will be made available to Melton’s homeless youth thanks to a $1.8 million boost. Homelessness service provider Hope Street was last...

Help for Melton kids in crisis

Melton’s homeless young people have been given hope with the state government committing $5.4 million over the next four years to fund a crisis...

A blow to Hope Street hopes

Plans for a mobile outreach service for homeless youth have come to a halt after the state government revealed it would not be committing...

Homelessness: concern for all, Hope Street says

The community is the “cornerstone” to ending youth homelessness, experts say. Speaking at the Melton launch of a magazine, Parity, Hope Street chief executive Donna...

Melton Primary School pupils helping the homeless

Melton Primary School pupils are helping out people in their city who are homeless. Nine grade four pupils recently ran a food drive, collecting...

Homeless shelters struggle to meet demand in Melton

Homelessness in Melbourne’s CBD is “only the tip of the iceberg”, with thousands of people in the suburbs sleeping rough, a western suburbs agency...

Hope for the homeless

Providing a future of hope will be the main aim of a breakfast fundraiser for a Melton youth homeless centre this week. Hope Street Youth...

Funds for youth homelessness services

The state government has pledged funds for a mobile youth outreach service, and promised ongoing support for a crisis accommodation centre at Melton, as...

Youth Reconnect funding restored

The federal government has reinstated funding for a local program that has “significantly contributed” to reducing youth homelessness in Melton. The future of Reconnect has...

New crisis accomodation facility for Melton youth

Young Melton people at risk of homelessness have been given new hope. Hope Street Youth and Family Services has applied to Melton council to build...

Students sleep rough to help the homeless

For tens of thousands of Victorians, a home is a corner on the side of a road or a damp spot under a bridge. There’s...

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Shared vision for Australian forestry

Forestry Australia is celebrating its scholarship recipients while calling for a shared Australian vision about forest management. The Forestry Australia organisation said “active and adaptive”...