Young People

Services assist young people and their families to improve family relationships, promote family functioning, and support engagement with work, education, training and the community.

Reconnect

Reconnect is a community based early intervention activity for young people aged 12 to 18 years (12- 21 for Newly Arrived Youth Specialist Services), who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and their families. Reconnect uses early intervention strategies to help the young person stabilise their living situation, achieve family reconciliation, and improve their level of engagement with work, education, training and the community.

Reconnect services provide counselling, group work, mediation and practical support to the whole family, to help break the cycle of homelessness. Service providers also purchase other services to meet the individual needs of clients, such as specialised mental health services.

There are a number of Reconnect specialist services that target specific cohorts of young people.  These include Indigenous, newly arrived young people, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Gender Questioning (LGBTIQ) services.

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