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Reconnect - Gold Coast


Southport, 4215

Reconnect is funded by the Dept. of Social Serivces (DSS). The community-based program supports young people aged 12 - 18 who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless or experiencing family conflict, living in or attending school in the Gold Coast catchment area. Reconnect aims to prevent homelessness by providing accommodation, counselling, mediation and support, with a strong emphasis on family reconciliation and community engagement. Young people either can self-refer, or be referred by anyone with links to the young person including family members; friends; schools; police and youth justice; housing and accommodation services; Centrelink; and other community 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 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.

    Reconnect - Gold Coast location

    Contact us

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

    9-5 Monday to Friday

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