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:
Who we assist
We assist young people who are aged 12 - 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and their families.
To access Reconnect, you must be 12-18 years of age, be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless or experiencing family conflict living in Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Ivanhoe, & Menindee. This program is voluntary.
The program is voluntary and referrals can come from anyone that has a link with the young person at risk. There can be self-referrals, from family members, friends, schools, housing, police, court house, other community stakeholders, Youth Justice, accommodation services, Centrelink, child protection services, etc.