Tag Archive for: Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA)

Shelter WA in the Central Great Southern

The focus was on both networking and exploring a range of key regional issues in the youth sector, including housing and homelessness.

Youth Long-term Housing and Support Program

At a state and national level, there is ongoing recognition that young people are a particularly vulnerable cohort that require dedicated, age-appropriate services to support their mental health and potentially cooccurring alcohol and other drug needs.

Youth Homelessness Roundtable

The roundtable will be the first of many conversations placing a strategic focus on youth homelessness.

Council Talks

Shelter’s CEO Michelle Mackenzie presented Mayor Zempilas with his pledge signed at last year’s Lord Mayoral Forum highlighting the five core strategic areas to end homelessness which formed the focus of discussions with the two peak bodies.

Rough Sleeper Pandemic Plan

We are in touch with the Department of Communities, Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA), Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) and frontline services in relation to the Rough Sleeper Pandemic Plan.


Sandy McKiernan will be stepping in as Acting CEO for YACWA, as current CEO Ross Wortham takes a leave of absence for the birth of his first child.

Unlock Housing Partners

Shelter WA developed the Unlock Housing campaign, in partnership with the sector, industry and people with lived experience of homelessness, with three core priorities.