Home Stretch support for young people leaving care.
Home Stretch, delivered by Better Futures, is a ground-breaking initiative which helps every Victorian young person in care with support to transition to adulthood and a place to call home until they reach the age of 21.
As of 1 January 2021, Home Stretch is universal for young care leavers in Victoria. From 1 July 2021, young people subject to permanent care orders will be eligible for Home Stretch support from their 18th birthday.
The program provides an accommodation allowance, case work support and flexible funding to facilitate the young person’s access to education, employment and health and wellbeing supports.
The accommodation allowance supports young people and carers to continue kinship care, foster care and permanent care living arrangements, or helps young people transition to other housing options (for example, private rental).
To find out more about the program.
Indi Mills is the Better Futures Home Stretch Program Coordinator see contact details below.
K.Y.M. (Victoria) Inc
Phone: 03 9722 5777 Mobile:0477 994 003