The aim of Lifehouse Project is to provide a practical response to a need in our community. The organisation exists to assist young people aged 12 – 25 years gain life skills, parenting skills, housing and employment through the provision of housing, programs, mentoring and grants.
We believe it is our mission to “Work for justice. Help the down-and-out. Stand up for the homeless. Go to bat for the defenseless.” We believe that we have a responsibility to work together to give young people and families the skills and capacity to achieve health and wellbeing. Lifehouse Project is dedicated to supporting young people make positive choices; be empowered; feel confident and have hope for the future.
Lifehouse Project’s primary target group is young parents who are pregnant or parenting. We recognise how lonely and scary being young and homeless can be, especially if you have children. Lifehouse aims to alleviate some of the stress by providing an appropriate support system that involves financial, practical, mentoring and life skill support.
We also work with teenage girls with the aim of increasing their life skills, resilience and wellbeing. Our programs and events aim is to reduce teenage pregnancy, youth homelessness and youth suicide.
Lifehouse Project objectives include
- To provide accommodation.
- To be relationship focused.
- To support young people in developing their life skills for independent living.
- To facilitate a sense of belonging and participation in the local community.
- To demonstrate God’s love in a compassionate and practical way.
Lifehouse Project Values:
- participation and partnership
- learning, social and personal development
- professionalism and excellence in all we do
- team work