Home Stretch WA program – Community of Practice awarded

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Our Home Stretch WA program – Community of Practice, in collaboration with Anglicare WA and Yorganop, was recognised at the recent 2023 WA Youth Awards, winning the Youth Focus Sector Collaboration category.
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The Home Stretch WA - Community of Practice is formed by the collective efforts of Anglicare WA together with young people with lived experience and our Home Stretch WA service providers, including Yorganop, Bloodwood Tree, MG Corporation, Broome Youth and Families Hub, Marra Warra Warra Corporation, Jungarni-Jutiya, Robe River Karuma, Salvation Army, Mission Australia, South West Aboriginal Medical Service, Wanslea, Streeties, and Albany Youth Support Association.

Congratulations to our Home Stretch WA project team on this significant achievement which was a result of extensive co-design and testing that began in November 2018 during the Home Stretch WA trial.

Assistant Director – Leaving Care, Michelle Beer said the trial led to the inception of the Home Stretch WA - Community of Practice in July 2022 with young people integral to its success from the very outset.

“Young people have been and will continue to be at the heart of design, development and delivery; alongside the collective efforts of service providers from across the State.

“It’s great we can recognise the work of everyone delivering Home Stretch WA across the State – working together to share their ideas, resources, challenges and hopes,” Michelle said.

The WA Youth Awards were established in 1999 to recognise the achievements and contributions to the community of young Western Australians aged 10 to 25. The Awards also reward outstanding youth groups and organisations that support the state’s young people.

For more information visit the Community of Practice website.