To re-connect young people (12-18) with their families and the community.

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Who is this service for?

For young people who are disengaged, homeless or at risk of homelessness, and their families.

What is Reconnect?

This is a service that aims to reconnect young people (aged 12-18) with their families and the community, where there have been recent family difficulties, and to reduce homelessness risk.

We provide individual counselling, family meetings, practical assistance, telephone support, referral to other support services, help to make school easier, and other services as needed.

We provide group work to schools and education services to address early intervention and indicators of homelessness concerns and risk of young people leaving home early and unprepared; and to support young people to re-establish safe, stable and secure housing with family, extended family or support services where available.

This program is available in Launceston and the North-East.

How do I make an appointment?

You can self-refer by calling 1300 364 277.

Referrals can also be made through schools, Police, Family Services and Youth Services.

Fees

This is a free service, provided by the Australian Government, Department of Social Services.

Key Outcomes

  • Supporting young people to maintain connection with family
  • Reducing risk of homelessness and leaving home early and unprepared
  • Supporting students to remain engaged with education
  • Increased connection with culture and community
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We are a Child Safe organisation

At Relationships Australia Tasmania (RA Tas) we consider the health, safety and wellbeing of all children and young people to be our highest priority. We strive to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. In particular, through our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.

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