Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders at risk of homelessness are being supported with a  funded accommodation program designed to assist them to live independently in the community as they transition into adulthood.

Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke visited the site of Moorrumbina Mongurnallin – Village 21 Frankston – a $1.7 million development supporting young people aged 18 to 21 at risk of homelessness.  Moorrumbina Mongurnallin will be home to six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and two live-in mentors. It will incorporate a communal kitchen, laundry, dining area and gathering space, as well as a BBQ area, yarning circle and a basketball court. Construction is due to be finished later this year.

The Frankston site will be delivered in partnership with Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency and Kids Under Cover and will provide a home to six at-risk young people for up to three years, or until the young person’s 21st year. 

Based on a communal concept, Moorrumbina Mongurnallin will support activities including cooking together, maintaining shared gardens and developing essential life skills. The residents will also receive rental references and advice when they move out of the program and into the next phase of their housing journey.

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