Passages

Passages was established as a result of the growing rate of youth homelessness in Western Australia and the need for a unique specialist engagement service.

Passages is a youth engagement hub providing a non-judgemental safe space to our communities most marginalised and at risk young people in Perth and Peel.

Young people aged 12 to 25 years have a safe, friendly and positive place to access support and referrals to essential services.

Providing pathways out of homelessness

The Passages three key pillars

  1. 1. Basic needs

    Engagement, rapport building, food, showers, laundry, clothing, phone and computer access, etc

  2. 2. Youth worker support

    Person centred support, informed referrals, centre based mentoring, advocacy, life-skills groups, etc.

  3. 3. Visiting allied agencies

    A network of agencies offering key support to young people from one of the centres.

Our Services

Passages is very often the first step off the street for young people with complex needs. The people we help are often excluded from other support services and would otherwise have nowhere else to turn. Passages works to build relationships with young people by offering practical assistance and support, while identifying longer term needs and issues.

  • icon Individualised Engagement by professional youth workers
  • icon Information & Referrals to supportive agencies
  • icon Outreach support
  • icon Visiting agencies
  • icon Practical needs
  • icon Medical & legal support
  • icon Financial & Employment assistance
  • icon Workshops & activities
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How to access the service

Passages’ mission is to provide a safe, friendly and positive service, offering information, referrals and support to marginalised young people aged 12 to 25 years. Passages aims to provide opportunities for young people to make positive informed choices that will lead to a safer, alternative lifestyle.

If you require assistance or support, contact;

Our Objectives

The service engages with young people who are experiencing homelessness and disconnection from the community. Our objective is accessibility and inclusion for the greatest number of young people in need, enabling some of the most hardest to reach youth populations to overcome disadvantage and realise their full potential.

The service understands the complex interrelationship between trauma exposure, homelessness, mental health, substance misuse and social disadvantage, and is a safe place to seek support.

To respond effectively, our work is characterised by seven core values;

  • icon Commitment
  • icon Compassion
  • icon Respect
  • icon Integrity
  • icon Empathy
  • icon Advocacy
  • icon Courage
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Our People

The service is delivered by professional and experienced youth workers who work to empower young people by facilitating their independence and supporting participation in their community. The 1-1 intensive support for young people is often a lengthy process and can be life changing for individuals.

You can make a difference

Currently Passages receive no ongoing government funding and relies heavily on community and corporate donations and specific fundraising events to continue to provide much needed services.

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Our Story

Passages is a joint venture between the St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) Inc and the Rotary Club of Perth.

Passages Perth was established in 1999 and Passages Peel opened in 2012. The buildings are both named ‘Bendat House’ to honour the generosity of Jack Bendat and family.

Passages contact person
Contact us

Perth Passages

22 Palmerston Street, Northbridge WA 6003
P (08) 9228 1478
F (08) 9228 9572
E passages@svdpwa.org.au

Open hours
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 1pm
Open Perth Timetable

Peel Passages

20 Davey Street, Mandurah WA 6210
P (08) 9583 5160
F (08) 9583 5170
E passages@svdpwa.org.au

Open hours
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
Friday: 9am – 12pm
Open Peel Timetable

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Keep in Touch

The Passages Newsletter is produced twice a year providing an overview of the work provided by Passages in Perth and Peel. For any further information on this publication or media related enquiries call the St Vincent de Paul Society on (08) 6323 7500 or email media@svdpwa.org.au.

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