Kirrang Wilam Youth Refuge

Anglicare Victoria’s Kirrang Wilam Youth Refuge is a Department of Health and Human Services funded crisis accommodation program for young people aged 16-22 who are experiencing homelessness.

The program offers short-term accommodation for 6-8 weeks and can have up to four females and three males at any given time. Young people who leave the program are then offered time limited outreach support.

The young people who are involved in this program have often experienced trauma and neglect, or family and/or personal and developmental crises. Staff work together to deliver specialist care for each young person within a therapeutic environment.

Each young person that enters the refuge is provided with a key worker who works with them intensively to develop a case plan. The workers meet with their clients on a weekly basis and address the issues that have contributed to the young person’s homelessness. The young person identifies key goals that they would like to work on, such as job seeking, physical health, mental health, education, family reconciliation and alcohol and drug issues. They then attend sessions on a variety of issues such as budgeting, cooking, hygiene, sexual health, contraception, smoking, drugs and alcohol, driving, interview skills and art projects.

The aim of the program is to provide a safe and secure environment for young men and women to ensure they have the physical and psychological space to enact positive change in their lives.

For any enquiries please email us at

Counterpoint Refuge for Young Women

Counterpoint is a refuge for young women aged 17-25 years who are escaping Family Violence or who have experienced sexual abuse. The program offers short-term crisis accommodation for a maximum of six weeks whilst the clients are supported to find longer-term accommodation. The young women who leave the program are offered time-limited outreach support to further support their integration into independent living.

Our program offers support to young women in the areas of;

  • Daily living skills
  • Jobs, Education and training
  • Financial independence
  • Connecting to legal aid
  • Immigration or sourcing Identification
  • Mental and Physical Health and medical
  • Housing, either supported or independent living.

We do not accept direct referrals. All referrals come from housing access points, with most coming through from Front Yard Youth Services. For any enquiries please email us at

Atrium Place Youth Refuge

Anglicare Victoria has a strong track record of delivering services for some of the state’s most vulnerable young people and families. In early May 2020, Anglicare Victoria opened the Atrium Place Youth Refuge – a government funded health and accommodation facility for homeless youth who have been affected by COVID-19.

Atrium Place is one of Victoria’s four pop-up facilities to assist homeless Victorians during the pandemic. It is staffed by health professionals who can provide the necessary medical and social support for up to nine people as they recover from the virus.

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