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Variable hours, details are in Service Description
Youthbeat is a Mission Australia safety and early intervention program supporting youth on the streets of the Perth CBD.
This comprehensive program provides mobile outreach to young people in the Northbridge and inner city areas, as well as counselling and goal setting. Youthbeat also runs a recreation program for young people on Thursday and Friday nights.
Youthbeat's brightly coloured vans are manned by professional youth workers who are trained to deal with alcohol and drug-fuelled incidents and support young people experiencing homelessness.
The service provides safety, information and guidance for young people at risk and connects them with local community services, family and peers.
A key feature of the model is follow-up support with young people and their families. Youthbeat helps young people to become strong, healthy adults who play active roles in their communities.
Our Youthbeat workers support young people to:
- Stay safe in public places
- Overcome drug and alcohol abuse
- Receive accommodation support
- Connect with their community
- Plan for the future
Youthbeat is funded by the Department of Health and Ageing, Department for Child Protection and Perth City Council. The program works in partnership with Nyoongar Patrol, City of Perth and the WA Police.
Who we assist
YouthBeat assist young people aged 10-17 years old who are street present, homeless or at risk within the Perth metropolitan area.
Any young person who is at risk in the Perth metropolitan area who require support. The Youth at Risk Strategy (YARS) operates with the WA Police identifying and apprehend young people who they deem to be at risk and convey them to the YouthBeat facility. Here YouthBeat staff work with the Department of Child Protection and Family Support, Crisis Care Unit and Nyoongar Outreach Service to locate and transport young people aged 10 to 17 to safe accommodation.
The Western Australia Police directly refer young people. However throughout the week, young people can self-refer, referrals are also received from government and non-government agencies including schools and other community services.