- The Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (IHSHY) program promotes health care for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- It aims to respond to their complex health needs.
- It also aims to improve their access to mainstream health services.
- It is a state and Commonwealth funded program. In Victoria, 18 community health services have IHSHY funding.
The Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (IHSHY) program promotes healthcare for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It is a Victorian and Commonwealth funded program.
IHSHY helps fund health promotion and services that respond to the complex health needs of young people and improve their access to mainstream health services.
In Victoria, 18 community health services (CHSs) have IHSHY funding:
- Ballarat CHS (Participation, Access, Research and Training on Homelessness)
- Barwon Health (Jigsaw Young Person’s Health Service)
- Bentleigh Bayside Community Health
- Bendigo CHS
- Centre for Adolescent Health (Young People’s Health Service)
- Darebin Community Health Service
- Eastern Access Community Health (Homeless Youth Project)
- Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA)
- Frankston Community Health Service (Peninsula Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth)
- Greater Dandenong Community Health Service (Homeless Youth LINKS Project)
- Inner South Community Health Service
- Latrobe Community Health Services
- Ngwala Willumbong Co-operative Ltd
- Mildura Aboriginal Corporation
- Portland District Health (Portland and District Homeless Youth Project)
- Royal District Nursing Homeless Persons Program
- Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd
- Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc.
Reviewed 03 December 2021