Uniting Country SA’s (UCSA) Youth Homelessness Services assists young people aged 15 to 25 years who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

The service, located both in Port Pirie and Port Augusta, supports young people to develop independent living skills and transition into the long-term housing options provided by private, public and community housing. UCSA’s workers are trained to support young people from a wide variety of backgrounds, including members of the LGBTIQ+ community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people living with a disability, and people who have experienced domestic violence.  

Eliza's Story

(Name has been changed for confidentiality purposes)

Eliza presented to the Port Augusta Youth Homelessness Service at the age of 16 after experiencing family breakdown. While residing in crisis accommodation, Port Augusta Youth Homelessness Services supported Eliza to learn further independent living skills, including cooking, budgeting, and cleaning. Eliza was also supported in attending a local youth focused mental health service, helping her improve her anxiety levels and ultimately assisting her in securing part time work. At age 18 Eliza was successful in obtaining private rental accommodation that suited her needs.

If you would like to learn more about UCSA's Youth Homelessness Service, you can visit their page by clicking the link below

Youth Homelessness Service