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1 Prepared by Rob Powell, Project Manager Donna Easthorpe, Research Assistant Megan Powell, Intern

2 Introduction and Background About the Lighthouse Youth Initiative Foyer Model Homelessness & Unemployment in the Illawarra

3 Unemployment (source: Australian Government Department of Employment – Labour Market Information Portal 2014)

4 Homelessness (source: ABS census data 2001, 2006, 2011)

5 Accommodation Anglicare Rental Affordability Snapshots for the Illawarra Region, (source: Family & Community Services – Rents, Metropolitan Postcodes, sorted by Statistical Area Level 3 and Rents, Rural Local Government Areas, sorted by Statistical Area Level 3)

6 Program and Services Aims and Mission 1.For residents to develop strong, positive community connections 2.To be involved in work and/or further education 3.For residents to transition into long-term, independent accommodation

7 Program and Services Personal Fitness Mental Health Counselling / Life Coaching Volunteer Work & Community Involvement Life Skills Development Study & Work Experience Follow-up

8 Client Evaluation

9 Client Interviews

10 Staff Evaluation

11 Future Directions Loss of Government Funding (2014) Planned Expansion to 28 beds Funding via Community and Church partnerships

12 Conclusions


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