Trace-A-Place is our specialist youth homelessness service that has helped young people access crisis accommodation and wrap-around supports for 38 years. We bring together important services, expertise and immediate supports for young people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
During the year in review, we have continued to see increasing demand for our services and increasingly complex needs in the young people presenting. We advocate for government and other organisations to join us in working on solutions that take into account the different ways that young people experience homelessness and vulnerability.
The Trace-A-Place shopfront encompasses the Youth Homelessness Gateway and Eastern Adelaide Youth Homelessness Service in addition to our own, purpose-designed supports.
Youth Homelessness Gateway
The gateway is a referral service designed to connect young people with immediate and short-term accommodation options. This year we saw an increase in the number of young people who were experiencing homelessness at intake, now at 68%. Accommodation was requested 1,181 times, but youth specific crisis accommodation was only able to be provided on 10% of occasions.