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Youth Support Service PICYS fights to stay in Blencowe Street

Youth Support Service PICYS fights to stay in Blencowe Street

Perth Inner City Youth Services (PICYS) is appealing a decision by the Town of Cambridge who have refused an application to change the use of their long held property in Blencowe Street, West Leederville. PICYS has operated as a not for profit youth accommodation and support service in the street since 1983, providing critical housing […]

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Over half a million has been raised for LGBTI homelessness in Perth

Over half a million has been raised for LGBTI homelessness in Perth

Perth Inner City Youth Services (PICYS) have announced their fundraiser to raise funds for LGBTIQ homelessness has dramatically exceeded expectations and raised over $205,000 after Woodside Energy threw their support behind the program, and the state government added another $300,000. The campaign to raise funds for PICYS was organised by former Pride WA President, journalist […]

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Advocates launch emergency youth homelessness fund

Advocates launch emergency youth homelessness fund

Local LGBTIQ+ advocates have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise emergency funds in support of young people experiencing homelessness. The PICYS Pride Assist Fund will be used to aid in the work of the Perth Inner City Youth Service, and allocated to supporting the needs of LGBTIQ+ folks under the age of 26 who are […]

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WA government launches new plan to tackle homelessness

WA government launches new plan to tackle homelessness

The Western Australian government announced this week that it will develop two ‘Common Ground’ facilities to house and support people who are sleeping rough or experiencing chronic homelessness. The government said the proven approach of a ‘Common Ground’ model of supportive housing offers a mix of permanent, affordable housing that is linked with dedicated, tailored […]

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Uniting Care West receives grant to fight homelessness

Uniting Care West receives grant to fight homelessness

Local support group UnitingCare West has secured a $36,600 Social Investment Grant from Community Sector Banking to help people find a sustainable path out of homelessness. The funds will support homeless people to gain the skills and experience for employment in the hospitality industry through the ‘Care for a Cup’ program – a mobile coffee […]

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Homelessness week highlights that many Western Australians need support

Homelessness week highlights that many Western Australians need support

Homelessness week starts today and local organisation Shelter WA has highlighted the seriousness of the challenge in our state. It is estimated that tonight over 9,000 people will experience homeless in Western Australia, and today 67 households will be turned away from support services who are unable to meet the demand. In Western Australia there […]

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Improving homelessness support services for transgender people

A new project is tackling the issue of homelessness has just begun in the City of Vincent. The Trans Homelessness project is a joint initiative of Perth Inner City Youth Service, TransFolk of WA, and ConnectGroups. Funded by the City of Vincent, the project aims to develop referral pathways for homeless trans people in WA […]

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Trans advocates seek info on discrimination in homelessness support

Trans advocates seek info on discrimination in homelessness support

Local trans and gender diverse advocates are seeking participants for a survey which identifies discrimination in the homelessness sector due to religious exemptions. Perth’s Kai Schweizer is circulating a survey to gather information to determine what steps need to be taken to improve housing support for trans and gender diverse people in need. If you […]

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Mark McGowan: It’s time, vote yes for marriage equality

Mark McGowan: It’s time, vote yes for marriage equality

Premier Mark McGowan entered the auditorium at the WA Labor conference in late August to thunderous applause from the party faithful. At the state election in February McGowan lead the party to a resounding victory, delivering a landslide result that obliterated the longstanding Barnett Liberal government, and this was the party’s moment to celebrate that […]

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Pride & Politics: PICYS youth and Senator Louise Pratt talk LGBTIQ issues

Pride & Politics: PICYS youth and Senator Louise Pratt talk LGBTIQ issues

The 17th of May marked a massive milestone in the LGBTI movement with it being International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. One of Perth’s LGBTI friendly youth mental health organisations, Perth Inner City Youth Services (PICYS), coincided with the world of politics by convening a meeting with Labor Senator and LGBTI activist, Louise Pratt, […]

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