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Youth support

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Being a teenager has never been easy. It’s a time when you’re discovering who you are, making big decisions that impact on your adult life and navigating the murky waters of friendship in high school. And teenagers in this day and age of constant contact have it even tougher still!

Anglicare offers a range of services to help young people re-establish relationships and make choices that support them to thrive.


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If you are (or know) a young person who is homeless or at risk of homelessness due to family relationship breakdown; this free program can assist with counselling, mediation and practical assistance to help reconnect you with family, education and/or community.

Through the program, services are tailored for each person according to your unique experience, with a strong focus on family reconciliation. These services may include family counselling and mediation to restore your relationships and resolve conflicts, as well as education programs, employment, accommodation, legal advice, health support and help dealing with Centrelink.

You or the young person in your life may be eligible for Reconnect if:

  • You are between 12 and 18 years old (or if you’re recently arrived in Australia, 12 and 21 years old).
  • You are experiencing difficulties within your family, peer group or school relationships.
  • You have recently left your family home or are considering leaving home.

Reconnect is available in Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown, Parramatta, Bankstown, as well as some parts of Cumberland LGA.

Need more information?  Call Anglicare today.

Blacktown Child Adolescent and Family Counselling

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We offer free counselling for children and young people aged 5-17 years and parents residing in the Blacktown LGA under Targeted Earlier Intervention funding. Our focus is on mild and emerging mental health, working with multiple family members. Our evidence-based, culturally responsive interventions assist with mental health and resilience. We can provide interpreters where needed.

Location: Mt Druitt Anglicare Community Services Centre, 94 Kurrajong Ave, Mt Druitt NSW 2770.

For more information or to make a referral call 1300 651 728

Casework Support Program (CSP)

The Casework Support Program partners with Youth Justice to support young people in contact with the Youth Justice system by offering practical support to achieve their goals and connect with their community. We assist individuals under Youth Justice supervision with accessing services, advocacy, obtaining identification documents, job readiness and other practical casework needs. Referrals are accepted solely through Youth Justice, contact your local Youth Justice Caseworker or local community office to determine eligibility with our program.

To talk to our team, call 9835 8040. Please do not contact the CSP team to refer as we are unable to accept referrals directly.

On Track (job ready) program

This FREE program is for students who have disengaged from school or who at risk of leaving early. It is structured to determine current and future needs and help prepare for a successful transition to work. (This can include a part time or casual job.)

The program gives students with direct and individualised support. It starts with a one day, interactive, group workshop at your school or community organisation. The workshop covers a wide range of topics, including where to look for jobs, what sort of ID is needed to apply for work, interview skills and resume writing.

The second part of the program consists of up to three one-on-one coaching sessions, that provide focussed help to complete a resume, write a cover letter or enrol in short courses to provide qualifications like your White Card or First Aid Certificate. Best of all, all ID or short course fees are paid for by the program!

This project is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

Students in Years 9, 10 or 11 at high schools within the Liverpool, Campbelltown, Fairfield and Wingecarribee local government areas may be eligible for the On Track (job ready) Program.

If you work at a school in these areas and teach students who could benefit from this program… or if you’d like to find out whether your school (or your child’s school) is already running it… please get in touch with Anglicare today.

Need more information?  Call Anglicare today.

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Inspired by the gospel of reconciliation in Jesus Christ, Anglicare's vision for reconciliation is a nation in which Australia's First Peoples are restored in dignity, respect, empowerment and opportunity.