Our Annual Reports are produced to provide information to members and other stakeholders about financial and service delivery activities of the organisation.

I am pleased to present the President Report for the 29th Annual General Meeting of North West Youth Accommodation Service (NWYAS).

NWYAS has earned its excellent reputation as a specialist homelessness service providing broad based services to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the north western corridor of Brisbane.

The instigation by NWYAS of an integrated service delivery approach in its support of and accommodation services, some three years ago, reflect the changing need of client group and service delivery responses.

Achievement under this model have resulted in the successful transitioning of 85 percent of young people in a planned way (not evicted or in crisis upon exit) with more than 60 percent securing independent housing outcomes. NWYAS tenancy outcomes are without peer in the homeless sector.

Homeless agencies are operating in an environment in which significant reform is taking place. Government of all persuasions and jurisdictions are currently evaluating the effectiveness of the welfare spend.

NWYAS has built a team of highly skilled staff and management committee members who will continue to focus the organisation to maintain the highest possible quality service delivery to our client as well as strategically meeting the challenges of a changing environment

Jim Fouras
PRESIDENT

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