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YouthBeat - WA

Youth engagement & transitions

Northbridge, 6003

Provides outreach case management for young people for up to 12months. Assertive outreach to support vulnerable young people. Works collaboratively with the WA Police, Department of Communities Crisis Care Unit and the Nyoongar Outreach Services to operate the Youth at Risk Strategy (YARS). YARS operates on Friday and Saturday nights to support young people under the age of 17yrs in the CBD and Northbridge area by providing a safe youth friendly place for them to wait while arranging their return to appropriate accommodation. All young people engaged through YARS are also offered the opportunity to engage in YouthBeat case management and support.

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Address
48 Palmerston Street Northbridge WA 6003
Phone number
0862128700
Email
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Fax
0893285179

Opening hours

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

Young people between the ages of 10yrs to 17 yrs experiencing risk factors impacting thier lives within the Perth metropolitan area. YouthBeat Office operate Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm except public holidays and Christmas Shut down. YARS operates on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm-5am. YARS also operates on New Years Eve and Australia day.

Eligibility criteria

Young people between the ages of 10yrs to 17yrs within the Perth metro area. Young people and their families experiencing risk factors impacting their lives.

Referral process

Self referral by young people and or family members. Directly and speaking to the friendly staff. By emailing the completed YouthBeat referral form to YouthBeatwa@missionaustralia.com.au.


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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'