Discover the A Way Home website
On this website you can find information on the European project A Way Home. We work on better after care policies for young people and we build local coalitions to fight youth homelessness. We share with you practical guidelines, tools and instruments, local action plans, ... to inspire your community, region or country to fight youth exclusion all over Europe:
Experiences of young people with the transition to an independent life after the youth care
At the end of August, 15 young people from Austria and Belgium met in Brussels to share their experiences with youth care with the project partners of A Way Home. In a workshop, the youngsters reflected on what is important in preparing the leave of youth care: What helped or impeded them? What do they dream of for an ideal leave of youth care?
Interview with Julie Degrieck, Mind the Gap
Interview with Julie Degrieck, Mind the Gap, The A Way Home Coalition in Antwerp
Voices of young care leavers: let them speak for themselves
7 years ago, 4 women in their late 20's who had lived in a residential setting as a child, created the NGO 'Cachet'. Fed up with negative prejudices about children and young people in youth care, they started to spread positive stories about young people in youth care and adults who already left care. Today, the aim of Cachet is to give young people in care hope and confidence in their own future by inspiring them with true stories of people who took a similar road before them.
Interview with Carinthia Government
After Care policies to fight youth exclusion thanks to the “A Way Home project” will be piloted at regional level in Carinthia. Read the interview with , Christine Gaschler-Andreasch, Head of Youth Welfare, Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung, Abteilung 4 – Soziale Sicherheit.