Homeless after a family breakdown, Maddie came to Baptist Care SA’s youth shelter in 2020. She felt completely hopeless and could see no future for herself – she attempted suicide on a regular basis and was at rock bottom with her mental health.
Despite everything, Maddie had great independent living skills and wanted to stand on her own two feet and have a home of her own. If she could keep herself safe, having her own unit could be an option. Changes were made to her Care Plan and with a strengths-based approach to achieving positive outcomes, progress started to be made. Over a six-month period, Maddie worked hard on her mental health and engaged with her support team.
Maddie no longer tries to harm herself. Since moving into her own unit, she has stayed safe and maintained a good level of mental health. She has full time work and continues to engage with her Baptist Care SA Case Manager and other supports.
Our Inner Southern Youth Homelessness Service provides support to those aged 15 – 25 who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.
In 2020/21 we supported 170 young people who were experiencing or at risk of homelessness with housing or referral to another organisation.
For more information about our service, please call 08 8177 4900. If you need assistance outside business hours please contact Homeless Connect SA on 1800 003 308.