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The Lead Tenant program helps young people develop independent living skills through accommodation and support from a live-in mentor.
The program provides a safe, stable and supportive living environment for young people aged 16 to 18 years old while they transition from out-of-home care.
How it works
Young people in the program receive support from their case worker and a live-in mentor. The program is designed for young people to:
- develop supportive relationships with adults and other young people
- build confidence and self-esteem
- build independent living skills in a shared household before transitioning to independent living.
Young people are referred to the program by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
About live-in mentors
Young people are supported in households by live-in volunteer mentors, known as Lead Tenants, who provide:
- positive role modelling
- personal support
- help and support within the house.
Become a mentor
Learn more about how to become a live-in mentor with Lead Tenant.