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Reconnect - Inner City


Kings Cross, 2011

Reconnect is funded by the Dept. of Social Services (DSS). The community-based program supports young people aged 12 - 18 who at risk of becoming homeless, homeless, or experiencing family conflict, living in or attending school in the Inner City Sydney catchment area. Reconnect aims to prevent homelessness by providing early-intervention, accommodation, counselling, mediation and support, with a strong emphasis on family reconciliation and community engagement. Young people 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 12-18 years of age, living in the area (LGA) of City of Sydney or Leichhardt

    Referral process

    Anyone can call 9357 1144 and speak to one of the Reconnect Inner City staff and make a referral; please take note if you are ringing on behalf of a young person that we are a voluntary service and the young person must consent to the referral for support to be provided.

    Reconnect - Inner City location

    Contact us

    31 Roslyn Street Kings Cross NSW 2011
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    Opening hours

    9-5 Monday to Friday

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