Youth Outreach Accommodation Service
Who are we?
Youth Outreach is a transitional accommodation program staffed by trained and understanding Case Managers. Youth Outreach provides Supported Accommodation to young people aged 15 to 25 years of age who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
Youth Outreach is funded as part of the Inner North and North East Youth Homelessness Services, funded through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion under National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA) and National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH).
Youth Outreach accommodation is located in the Inner North and North Eastern suburbs of Adelaide. Youth Outreach covers the Local Council area of Tea Tree Gully, Salisbury and part of Port Adelaide Enfield.
Accommodation and support is available to young single people, couples, sibling groups, and people with children. Clients are usually in receipt of the Independent Youth Allowance from Centrelink. Waiting times for accommodation vary based on property size and suitability.
Whilst residing in Transitional Accommodation the young people are required to pay rent and general living costs including utilities.
Essential facilities such as public transport, shopping, offices of the various Government departments and community resources are all within easy reach.
What do we do?
Young people can be referred to Youth Outreach by any current support agency, or by referring themselves. Following initial contact, appointments will be made to complete an intake and assessment, with ongoing support available to the young person whilst awaiting accommodation.
Once a young person is accommodated, they are allocated a Case Manager, and in consultation with the client, a case plan is developed.
There is a strong emphasis at Youth Outreach towards independent living skills and clients are encouraged to develop networks with the wider community. Although independent living skills are a major focus in our program, we also provide many other services to our clients, including;
- Advocacy with Government departments and the legal system,
- Encouragement and provision of links to recreation and leisure activities,
- Support towards family reconciliation where appropriate,
- Referral to job, education and training programs,
- Budgeting advice,
- Basic counselling,
- Referral to appropriate health services including mental health services,
- Information and advice,
- Alcohol and other drug support.
Clients are supported to transition as quickly as possible from our accommodation into longer term stable housing.
Who are our clients?
Our client(s) come to us from a variety of backgrounds, but usually there is or has been some family conflict which is the reason they cannot live at home.
For referrals or further information please contact
The Salvation Army Ingle Farm
PH: (08) 8397 9333
Fax: (08) 8396 5170
PO BOX 144 Para Hills SA 5096
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