Overview of the service
The Youth Outreach Service believes that a significant investment in young people can provide substantial long-term benefits for both individuals and their families. Effective interventions can help young people learn skills to sustain long term relationships with their families, friends and community groups.
Role of the service
The Youth Outreach program has been established to support and promote the welfare of children and youth by ensuring that services are available to young people within their own spaces. The service recognises the barriers young people face in accessing mainstream services and in particular the challenges faced by Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) young people to access such services. The Youth Outreach program aims to provide information, support and services directly to young people in spaces they feel safe and comfortable in.
Who is in the team?
The Youth Outreach service is delivered by one full time staff that works in collaboration with other members in the youth team and CASSA services generally.
The work of the Youth Outreach Service worker is supported by a team of peer educators that provide practical and emotional support to clients.
Who is the service for?
The Youth Outreach service is available to young people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds between the ages of 12-25 who are at risk of:
- Relationships and/or family issues
- Mental health issues
- Offending behaviours
- Exploitation by others
- Practicing unsafe sexual behaviours
- Alcohol and Drugs abuse/misuse
- Early school leaving or disengagement from learning or earning pathways
- Being homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Lacking social network/supports
How can the service be accessed?
The service accepts direct client referrals as well as referrals from family/friends and/or service providers. Potential clients can drop by and visit the service if they desire, although we strongly recommend calling first to avoid disappointment
How much do the services cost?
The Outreach Youth program is a free service for young people.
Involvement in some projects may incur a small fee* for more information or queries about any potential costs to services you require please contact the Youth Outreach worker.
*An example of this is the Annual Youth Camp which incurs a minimal cost for participants to attend
Services we provide
The Youth Outreach Program offers a diverse range of services such as:
- High Schools Outreach visits
- Case Management
- Brief intervention
- Group work/group workshops
- Emotional and practical support
- Social activities
- Community development programs
How are services delivered?
The Youth Outreach service is delivered through a range of methods. Clients can organise a time and visit the worker at our location, alternatively the worker can meet with clients at a place and time that is most convenient to them. The worker also does a regular lunch time drop in at three main schools in the western and northern suburbs.
If you would like to know more about CASSA’s Youth Outreach services, please contact us.
You can visit us we are open from Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, except on Public Holidays
We are located at:
62 Athol Street, Athol Park, SA 5012
You can send a letter to us at:
PO Box 180, Kilkenny, SA 5009
You can send a fax to the following number:
(08) 8447 5527
You can call us by phone on:
(08) 8447 8821
The Youth Outreach service is funded by the Government of South Australia through the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion