Youth Crisis Accommodation for Young People and Young Parenting Families

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We are a specialist homeless service and cater for both male and female residents aged 16-25 years old. In some circumstances we may support young people under 16 years of age to ensure their immediate welfare and safety. Periods of stay are assessed on a needs basis. Chameleon Youth Housing supports a large number of young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Referral process is strictly by phone or email only.

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The I CaN HOPe Program – Indigenous Chameleon and Ngarrama Housing Opportunities Program has been developed in partnership between Chameleon Housing and Ngarrama, a free antenatal, birthing and postnatal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who choose to birth at the Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals. Chameleon Housing will provide the accommodation support to families in the Ngarrama program who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The goal of the program will be for the family to transition into long term independent accommodation through the Department of Housing or the independent market. Chameleon Housing provides the family with a fully furnished house and case management support. The Ngarrama service offers advanced Indigenous Health Workers (Maternal and Infant Health) for up to six weeks after birth.

Guys and Gals Offering Assistance & Lending Support – Our strengths based program is driven by the needs and interests of the mentee rather than the expectations of others. Our program is based on a ‘developmental’ mentoring approach – our mentors get to know the person, are flexible in their expectations and take their cues from the mentees. The mentees goals are paramount. The program is open to males and females aged from 10 years and upwards and provides one on one support including the following:-  

  • Role modelling
  • Developing life management skills, such as decision making and problem solving, communication/social skills, managing time and goal setting.
  • Building living skills, such as cooking, hygiene and focusing on specific goals.
  • Support for families, siblings, parents.
  • Recreational activities, camps, social outings… and much more.
Cook book from the Heart of the Community

Whats your favourite meal?

Chameleon House and our friends in the Community have compiled a few of our favourites to produce a cook book suitably named Home Cooking from the Heart of the Community.

Some of our young people have added their favourites that they have cooked and perfected as part of our living skills program. All recipes are nutritious and easy to follow.

If you would like to purchase a copy please call 32844805. Cost $20 which goes towards program costs.

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