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Arcadia

Arcadia is a youth transitioning program that aims to provide intentional, trauma informed and developmentally sensitive learning pathways and therapeutic transitions for young people from 14 to 20 years of age. Arcadia aims to better prepare young people for leaving out of home care, transitioning from home, home based or residential care to independent living in Southern Tasmania.

Arcadia incorporates Youth Transitions Services and The Redo Project. Arcadia supports young people to understand and build positive relationships with people who are important to them as well as supporting young people to identify, establish, and maintain networks and support systems to assist them in their transition toward independent living, including engagement in community activities, employment, education, health and wellbeing.

Arcadia provides an holistic and diverse range of supports and services to young people, which are tailored to meet developmental needs, as well as promoting the healing of trauma experienced in the past.

The Salvation Army gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Tasmanian Community Fund.

Youth Transitions

The Youth transitions program aims to provide intentional, trauma informed and developmentally sensitive learning pathways and therapeutic transitions for young people 16-20 years of Age. Arcadia aims to better prepare young people for leaving out of home care, transitioning from home, home based or residential care to independent living in Southern Tasmania.

Youth Transitions supports young people to understand and build positive relationships with people who are important to them as well as supporting young people to identify, establish, and maintain networks and support systems to assist them in their transition toward independent living, including engagement in community activities, employment, education, health and wellbeing.

Youth Transitions provides an holistic and diverse range of supports and services to young people, which are tailored to meet developmental needs, as well as promoting the healing of trauma experienced in the past.

Arcadia Transtioning Resource Kit

The Resource Kit has been designed for both workers in the sector and young people transtioning from home and out-of home care and shows the different areas that need to be addressed before a young person transitions out of the out of home care system.

Links to Community Services - for Young People

The Links to Community Services page has been designed for young people and workers in the sector links to support and assist them to connect to services when transtioning from home and out of home care into independant living.

For Further Information:

Gene Leja
Youth Transtional Support Worker
T 62700319 | M 0415 819 307
gene.leja@aus.salvationarmy.org

The Redo Project

The Redo project is an opportunity for young people to engage in a community project. The program offers Young People in Transition the chance to experience a working environment with productive outcomes, without the stressors of everyday working life. Participating in the project offers young people new skills to prepare for their future employment.

Who can attend the program? We encourage 16 - 20 year olds to contact us, if they are interested. The project engages 4 people at a time to ensure participants receive quality assistance. We offer a safe, supported environment that encourages team work, participation and positive attitudes. We are open to discussing the project with organisations, schools, agencies and individuals.

How the project works: Your case or support worker can refer you to: The Salvation Army Arcadia Therapeutic Program. The program is coordinated by a Specialised Community Development Consultant. You will learn new skills in design through the support of a Master Artist or Trades person.

What else you will learn:

  • How a social enterprise works and how to become an active participant
  • How you can work safely in a team and with your extended community
  • The development of a working project
  • You will learn how to budget and understand business planning
  • How to research and design your ideas
  • Stock ordering and cataloguing items
  • How to launch / market a product
  • Build self-esteem and confidence
  • Learn the skill of networking to increase your employment chances

The Redo Project offers valuable skills, assisting Young People in their working aspirations.

For further information:

The Salvation Army Arcadia REDO PROJECT
Maggy Agrey
Mondays - Wednesdays 10 - 3pm
P 6278 12 17 | M 0429 109 694

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