Ladder operates in Victoria, NSW, South Australia and Western Australia, with plans to commence a program in Queensland before 2020.
Ladder provides a supportive environment, life-changing development opportunities and housing for young people (aged 16-25) who have experienced homelessness.
We do this through our Ladder Development Program which has two main areas:
Foyers: Ladder oversees the management and governance of Ladder Foyers and works in partnership with organisations who are experienced in case management and tenancy management.
- Programs: Ladder offers programs to young people covering Health & Wellbeing; Skills Development; Education, Employment & Training support; and Mentoring. Ladder programs are integrated into all Ladder Foyers and also operate at Foyers in Broadmeadows, Glen Waverley, Bendigo, Warrnambool and Perth.
Based in Collingwood Ladder Hoddle Street has been operating since 2009 and can accommodate up to 20 young people. This is a partnership with Melbourne City Mission, Yarra Community Housing and the Department of Human Services.
Ladder Geelong is a dispersed foyer, where young people are accommodated at different locations around Geelong and are brought together for various activities. It has been operating since late 2013 and accommodates 15 young people. This is a partnership with Yarra Community Housing, Barwon Child, Youth, Family Services, Cotton On and the Geelong Cats.
Based in Port Adelaide, Ladder St Vincent Street has been operating since 2011 and can accommodate up to 23 young people aged 16 to 21. This is a partnership with Housing SA and St John’s Youth Service.
Began in September 2014 at the Education First Foyer based at the Holmesglen TAFE campus, Glen Waverley. The Foyer accommodates up to 40 young people all of whom are able access Ladder programs: Health and Wellbeing, Skills Development and Mentoring programs.
Began in September 2014 at the Education First Foyer based at the Kangan Institute. The Foyer accommodates up to 40 young people all of whom are able access Ladder's Health and Wellbeing and Skills Development programs.
Ladder has joined with Haven Housing to provide our Health and Wellbeing and Development programs through the newly developed Sidney Myer Haven accommodation site. Young people can live for up to two years at Sidney Myer Haven while they continue to develop their education, vocational development and independence skills.
Ladder has joined with Brophy Family and Youth Services at Foyer Warrnambool to provide our Health and Wellbeing and Development programs. The Foyer can accommodate up to 18 Young people who can live for up to two years while they continue to develop their education, vocational development and independence skills
Oxford Foyer can accommodate up to 98 young people, all of whom have access to our Ladder programs. Oxford Foyer hosted the first of the Ladder programs and offers Health and Wellbeing, Skills Development and Mentoring.
Ladder Step Up Western Sydney
The Ladder Step Up Western Sydney program commenced in June 2017, and supports young people exiting out-of-home care in Western Sydney. The program is funded by the NSW Government's Department of Family and Community Services, with the GWS GIANTS as a community partner. The program is also supported by the AFL and AFL Players. To find out more about the program, click here