Reconnect is an early intervention program for young people living in Western Victoria who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The program supports young people aged 12 to 18 years old and their families to help prevent family breakdown.
Reconnect aims to help young people to:
- stabilise their living situation
- develop more positive relationships with their family
- build connections with education, work, training and the community.
To help break the cycle of homelessness, Reconnect can provide counselling, group work, mediation and practical support to the whole family.
How Reconnect can help young people and families
Reconnect can help young people:
- work things out with their family
- connect with programs that help with finding employment
- stay in school when it gets tough
- link into training options
- get income support, for example Youth Allowance (if they are eligible)
- find somewhere safe to stay if needed.
Reconnect can help parents, guardians and families to:
- work things out with the young person
- find the best way to talk things through
- learn to live together when things are hard
- learn to live apart but stay connected.
Reconnect is free and supports young people who are:
- aged 12 to 18 years old
- homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
- living in Western Victoria (Western region).
Our staff assess a young person's risk of homelessness by reviewing their individual circumstances.