Australasian Housing Institute

Wendy Malycha

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Wendy MalychaWendy is the CEO of St John’s Youth Services, an Adelaide based organisation that provides crisis accommodation and support services to homeless young people, including: Ladder St Vincent St, the first service in SA to be based on the successful foyer model; youth110, the exciting new crisis service for homeless young people; and Next Step, an innovative award winning outreach program.

Wendy has worked in community services in senior management positions for the past 25 years in health, housing and crisis services.

During that time, she has established and/or managed both rural and city based services for disadvantaged people, held policy and management positions and served on the Boards of several peak bodies, both State and National.

Wendy was a founding member of Homelessness SA, is a Life member of SACOSS. She is a current member of the Board of the Foyer Foundation, and the Anglicare Australia Council.

Wendy has been appointed to several Advisory Committees, most recently the Homeless Services Advisory Group which provided advice throughout the reform of the NAHA service system.


Wendy holds academic qualifications in Social Work and Housing Management and Policy.