Youth & Family Support

 

The objective of the Youth & Family Support program is to provide support, advocacy and referral to young people and their families to address their needs creating a resourced, unified and independent family.

Target Group:

Young people aged 10-18 and their families.  Specifically working with young people who are in need of assistance with:

  • Relationships and family concerns
  • Accommodation
  • Living skills
  • Career Paths
  • Re-entry to education and training
  • Legal issues and Court Support
  • Finances and Income
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Case Management

 

Target Barriers:

The main barriers are that the young and family support program seeks to overcome are those arising from:

  • Dysfunctional family history
  • Insufficient support structures, including family support and role models
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Alcohol and other drug abuse
  • Incomplete education and training
  • Lack of experience and skills
  • Lack of secure housing and/or access to secure housing
  • Insufficient life skills

 

The Youth and Family Support is a FREE service in the Muswellbrook, Singleton, Scone, Merriwa, Murrurundi and surrounding areas.
Self-referral or Interagency referrals are welcome.

 

Contact:

Lee-Anne McPhee – Co-Ordinator
Telephone: 02 6543 4841