We work in partnership with many other community organisations to achieve the best outcomes for young people. Our key partnerships include:
Nepean Blue Mountains Specialist Homelessness Services
We have joined forces with the other lead specialist homelessness services in the Hawkesbury, Nepean and Blue Mountains to deliver The Right Door 1800 760 071 number which acts as a single entry-point to the SHS service system. No matter where you are in the district, you can ring this number and be directed to the specialist service who can meet your needs. The SHS providers in the district are: Mission Australia, West Connect Domestic Violence Services, Wentworth Community Housing and Lithgow Community Projects
Ted Noffs Foundation
Ted Noffs Foundation work in partnership with Platform Youth Services to provide streamlined services that increase ease of access for clients for either service. Ted Noffs currently provides educational drug and alcohol programs, as well are individual counselling to Platform clients. Ted Noffs clients can also be referred directly through to the range of services provided by Platform.
Wentworth Community Housing
We work closely with Wentworth Community Housing to offer supported affordable housing for young people, and to provide tenancy support to ensure that once you have a property, you have the support you need to keep it.
We have a partnership with Mission Australia to deliver transitional accommodation and support in the Penrith Local Government Area.
YMCA work in partnership with Platform Youth Services to provide early intervention services to young people who are at risk of homelessness, across the Nepean, Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains areas. As part of the partnership it also ensures ease of access and referral points for young people from either service to ensure they received the most appropriate support and services.
Our Networks and Supporters
Platform works with the following services and organisations to support the wellbeing and resilience of young people. Click on any of the listings below to learn more:
Lead Agencies and working groups
Education and training
Food and material support