Emergency Youth Accommodation (EYA)​

EYA provides crisis accommodation for teenagers & young people 16-25 years of age who are experiencing homelessness. Based in Dandenong, EYA is a safe place where young people can move from a situation of crisis, uncertainty and risk to a being able to plan and make decisions about their situation and life.

What we do

EYA provides short-term accommodation for up to 10 young people for up to six weeks and is staffed 24/7.

EYA is a safe place and is free from violence, aggression, harassment, illegal drugs and alcohol.

At EYA a young person is supported to:

  • identify next steps to achieve their goals
  • develop independent living and life skills
  • move into longer term, affordable accommodation
  • rebuild and repair family relationships

Who can access EYA?

Young people aged 16 to 25 years who are experiencing homelessness in Victoria.

How do you access EYA?

A young person can contact Wayss or they can be referred by their worker.

Wayss in the 1990s

Then in September 1997 the organisation became WAYSS Limited with a Board of Directors and day to day management by the Chief Executive Officer.

Wayss underwent further transformation with the restructure of community housing and the funding of the Transitional Housing Management (THM) program. The Regional Housing Council ceased operation and transferred direct service operations to Wayss in 1997.

During this decade Wayss became responsible for the then South East Women’s Domestic Violence Outreach Service. Funding was also received to establish a Children’s Services Worker within the outreach service. SAAP funded Women’s Outreach Program was also transferred to Wayss in 1999.