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Reconnect - Far West

Homelessness

Broken Hill, 2880

Reconnect is a federally funded community-based program supporting young people between 12 and 18 who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless or experiencing family conflict, living in Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Ivanhoe, & Menindee. Reconnect aims to prevent homelessness through the provision of early intervention support, accommodation, counselling, mediation, with a strong emphasis on family reconciliation, education & community engagement. The program is voluntary (self-referrals) or referrals can come from anyone that has a link with the young person including: family members, friends, schools, housing, police, other community stakeholders, Youth Justice, accommodation services, Centrelink, child protection services.

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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 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.

    Referral process

    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.


    Reconnect - Far West location


    Contact us

    Address
    146 Chloride Street Broken Hill NSW 2880
    Phone number
    0880843700
    Email
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    Fax
    0880874904

    Opening hours

    9-5 Monday to Friday

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