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Reconnect - Gold Coast

Children & families

Southport, 4215

Mission Australia's Reconnect is a federally funded and community-based program supporting young people between 12 - 18 who are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless. Reconnect uses family focussed early intervention strategies to help the young person to stabilise and improve their housing situation, achieve family reconciliation, and improve their level of engagement with work, education, training and the community.

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Suite 1, Ground Floor
121 Scarborough St Southport QLD 4215
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Opening hours

9-5 Monday to Friday

The young people that Reconnect works with face a variety of issues including:

  • Unstable accommodation and housing
  • Poverty and financial hardship
  • Domestic violence and family crisis
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Parental unemployment
  • Disengagement from education
  • Mental and physical health issues
  • Challenges of being a newly arrived refugee, and a survivor of torture and trauma.

The program ensures young people and their families are provided with access to a wide variety of networks and services to support their needs including:

  • Education programs and services
  • Centrelink and employment services
  • Housing and accommodation services
  • Life skills development programs
  • Mental health and health support and services
  • Parenting support, education programs and services.
  • Who we assist

    We assist young people who are aged 12 - 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and their families.

    Eligibility criteria

    To access Reconnect, you must be aged between 12 and 18 years and living in Geographical catchment area or attending school in the catchment area.

    Referral process

    We receive self-referrals or referrals by parents and friends. Referrals via external agencies and services can be made through phone call, email and fax of referral form.

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    Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'