Supporting vulnerable young people to realise their potential
Accommodation and support that transforms young lives, families and communities. A home. A sense of belonging. A way forward.
At Horizon House, we give at-risk young people (between the ages of 16 and 22) the space, stability and support they need to take control of their situation and realise their life goals.From long-term accommodation, to mentoring and support, to developing independent life skills, we offer vulnerable young people hope, dignity and the help they need to fulfil their potential. View our client stories.
About Horizon House
Family relationships and home life can be complicated at the best of times, but for some young people it can be psychologically harmful, or downright dangerous due to domestic violence. At Horizon House, we’re here to give teenagers and young adults aged 16-22, who would otherwise be at risk of homelessness, a safe place to live and a way to move forward with their life. More than that, we’re here to listen, guide and advise, providing personalised support that enables the young people in our care to develop their life skills, confidence, vocational prospects and independence.
Giving vulnerable young people space, stability and support
We provide what the industry refers to as a Trauma-Informed Service, which means everything we do is informed by each client’s personal story, as well astheir life goals. Carefully considering the challenges and the trauma they’ve experienced, we focus on the individual’s physical, psychological and emotional health, working closely with their clinicians and case managers to create a tailored support plan that helps each young person take control of their lives. It’s about equipping and enabling every young person to move on and realise their ambitions and potential.
We currently have 13 fully furnished intensive-support houses, with a growing number of transitional beds in share houses and single-bedroom units across Western Australia and Victoria.
A long-term commitment to holistic solutions
Many of the young people who live in our Horizon Houses come to us having been through a diverse range of traumatic experiences, and they have an equally diverse range of support requirements. Some of these young people have little or no contact or relationship with their family. Some have effectively dropped out of school. Some have mental health issues, often undiagnosed.
Whatever the situation, the dedicated support teams at our homes are there to create a homelike environment and ensure every young person gets the respectful support and practical help they need, including one-on-one case management and connection to the external supports they need to help them with their journey.
This could mean arranging clinical or psychological care, or helping to plan and navigate a path back into education, employment or a safe family home, or actively advocating for financial or housing support from government agencies. Or it might simply mean developing life skills, from understanding how to interact with people and nurture relationships, through to learning how to budget, cook, clean and do their laundry.
Encouraging and enabling a sustainable transition to independence
From intensive support, to semi-independent living, to independence, every story and outcome is unique, but the objective is the same: a self-determined transition to sustainable independent living. A journey from vulnerability, to life as an active, thriving member of the community.
At Horizon House, we’re here every step of the way, ensuring young people enjoy every opportunity to be the best they can be.
Young Mother and Baby Program
Our Mother and Baby Program provides accommodation and support for vulnerable young mums during pregnancy and through to baby’s third birthday, including intensive pre- and post-natal care and parent education.
James Garnaut Horizon House: Helping young Aboriginal men redefine their lives
At James Garnaut Horizon House in Broome, we give young at-risk Aboriginal men the opportunity to live safely, independently and redefine their lives, nurturing the life skills, self-respect, identity and potential they need to thrive and become role models in the community.
Find out how we support our clients to reach their full potential and experience opportunities of their choice.
Help vulnerable young people fulfil their potential.
With your support, we can help even more at-risk young people avoid homelessness and take control of their lives, building the capabilities and confidence to live their best life. If you’d like to make a life-changing personal donation or talk to us about corporate sponsorship opportunities, we’d love to hear from you.
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