Step Ahead Program​

Step Ahead is a supported accommodation program for single young people aged 16-25 years who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness within Casey and Cardinia. This disruptive new model is breaking the cycle of youth homelessness in Australia – click here for details on the ideas behind this.

What we do

Step Ahead can:

  • Provide you with supported accommodation, shared with one other person
  • Support you to develop skills and knowledge required to live independently
  • Work with your to achieving your goals

As a Step Ahead participant you are asked to:

  • Participate in regular Living and Life Skills workshops
  • Be enrolled in and undertaking an education, employment or training activity
  • Attend support visits with your worker at least twice per week
  • Sign a lease and abide by the rights and responsibilities of the Residential Tenancies Act. This allows for the development of a rental history and to gain the knowledge to live independently in the future.

Who can access Step Ahead?

Single young people16-25 years of age with links to Casey and Cardinia who are:

  • Experiencing, or at risk of homelessness
  • Willing to engage in intensive case management
  • Studying, working or training

How can you access Step Ahead?

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

To find out more contact the Youth team at Dandenong or Berwick.