reconnect is an early intervention service for young people aged 12-18 (or 12 and 21 years if they are newly arroved in Australia), who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the North West of Tasmania.
The service aims to help stabilise their living situation, develop more positive relationships with their family and support connections with education, work, training and the community.
This service is not a crisis youth homelessness service and does not replace child protection agencies or provide temporary housing.
Reconnect can provide:
- Group activities
- Practical support for the whole family
Reconnect is a free and completely confidential service providing services that seek a tailored solution to each unique and individual family circumstances. The aim is to give young people the tools to settle their living arrangements, stay connected and build supportive relationships.
Reconnect for young people
If you, or one of your friends, are having problems at home or school, and are worried about getting kicked out of home, Reconnect can help.
Reconnect can help young people:
- work out stable living arrangements
- work things out with family or any other relationship concerns
- stay in school even when it gets tough
- check out training options
- get income support if eligible
Reconnect for families
Family members can be anyone who is providing emotional and physical support to the young person.
Reconnect helps parents, guardians and families to:
- work things out with the young person
- find out the best way to talk things through
- learn to live together when things are hard
- learn to live apart but stay connected.
Who this service is for
For youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in North West Tasmania.
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