Slattery has proudly supported Melbourne City Mission’s redevelopment of the King Street facility that is home to Frontyard Youth Services, providing a world’s first program offering 24 hours services to at-risk and homeless young people coupled with youth crisis accommodation.
Frontyard is a first port of call for many young people, aged 12-25 who are currently experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, disengaged or requiring support. It provides an access to services including shower facilities, toiletries and food, legal advice, doctors, dentists and related services co-located onsite to help get young people off the streets. Frontyard and their partners can help young people work through the issues that are impacting their lives, and make decisions about their future.
All of Slattery’s consultancy services were provided pro bono, as are the other consultants working on this important project, coordinated by the Property Industry Foundation (PIF). Slattery was delighted to work alongside Fender Katsalidis (Architects), Case Meallin (Project Managers) plus other leading property services including NDY, Wood Grieve, Irwinconsult, Urbis, Hendry Group, Equitable Access, Ashurst Lawyers and building firm, Built.
PIF aims to make a tangible difference to the serious and persistent problem of youth homelessness; partnering with respected charities to build safe environments and support charity-managed initiatives focused on education, employment and well-being.
The Melbourne City Mission Front Yard Program refurbishment of the King Street property is just one project of the national PIF House Program, which builds homes for at-risk and homeless young people across NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
An article about the project published by the Property Council of Australia is available here.
Frontyard is located at 19 King Street, Melbourne.
It is a drop-in centre with no appointment or referral necessary. Young people or their advocate can also contact Frontyard directly on 03 9611 2411 or Freephone 1800 800 531 (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm and weekends 10am-6pm)