Youth Crisis Accommodation for Young People and Young Parenting Families

valuing young people to value themselves

Information

Chameleon Regional Community Housing

Accommodation and Welfare Association Incorporation is a not for profit community based organisation. Chameleon Youth Housing has been operating on the Redcliffe Peninsula for over 29 years. Our youth accommodation service is managed by a Manager and staffed by qualified youth support workers 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

We are primarily a youth accommodation and support service and cater for both male and female residents aged 16-25 year olds. 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.

Chameleon Youth Housing also provides safe and affordable accommodation in the Redcliffe City and surrounding areas to young parenting families aged 18 to 25 years experiencing accommodation crisis and provide them with an opportunity to secure long term independent accommodation.

Chameleon Youth Housing provides an opportunity for young people to take control of their lives in a supported strength based environment. We encourage and support young people to assess and reassess their own goals, to begin the process for a better future.

What to expect when you call Chameleon Youth Housing

When you decide to refer to Chameleon Youth Housing a youth worker will need to gather information about you and your circumstances. We will ask you your full name, age and date of birth. This is so we can determine your suitability for the program and ensure we are able to understand and meet your current needs. This means you will be asked a number of personal questions.

If your referral is accepted, the length of your stay at Chameleon Youth Housing will be determined on a night by night basis dependent upon your needs and suitability.

For the safety of other residents and staff we do not allow young people who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or who are physically or verbally abusive towards other residents or staff at the shelter.

On your arrival at Chameleon Youth Housing

You will receive one on one support from one of our team members to determine what your immediate needs are and how we can support you.
Such as:-

  • Accommodation (private room)
  • Clothing
  • Medical
  • Transport
  • I.D.
  • Financial Support
  • Dept Human Services (Centrelink)
  • Centrepay
  • Dept of Housing
  • Education
  • Training & Employment options

Our primary concern is for your well being; therefore you need to be willingly and actively involved in the day to day process.
That means – you need to talk to us about what you want and what you need, to take control of your future.

As you can appreciate every client has different needs, some may be the same as yours; some may be very different and all residents are required to respect workers and other residents during their stay at Chameleon Youth Housing.

All residents are encouraged to abide by the Chameleon House Rules, Policies and Principles. These will be clearly explained to you during your intake process.

What is expected of me?

Chameleon House accommodates up to 4 residents at any one time, therefore each resident will be encouraged
to participate in our:-

  • Living Skills Programs
  • House Meetings
  • Recreational Activities
  • Daily Chores Roster
  • House Outings
  • Weekend Activities

Our Living Skills Program includes –

  • Cooking and preparation
  • Health and Personal Hygiene
  • Education, Employment and Training
  • Maintaining a clean living environment
  • Budgeting/Savings/Rent & Food

Please Note: Rent is determined on your income.