HYPA is a division of SYC. Until April 2012, HYPA was known as SYC’s Youth Agency division. While the division name has changed, the services offered have not. HYPA supports and assists over 4,000 young people each year to access and maintain safe and appropriate accommodation, to reconnect with family, school, employment and the community and to address their offending behaviours.
Many of the young people we support have experienced trauma in their lives and need extensive support. We recognize that despite their often chaotic life circumstances, the young people who come to HYPA are incredibly resilient. We believe every young person we help has the strength and capacity to bring about positive change and build a future beyond their present expectations.
Without the appropriate support to address their personal issues, too many young people fall through ‘the cracks’ and are denied the opportunities to realise their potential. HYPA’s role is to close the gaps and support young people to change their circumstances so that they may live full and productive lives within their communities.