Reconnect is delivered in Murray Bridge, Mid Murray, Karoonda, East Murray, Southern Mallee and the Coorong from ac.care's Murray Bridge office. The aim of this program is to prevent homelessness and reduce its impact, particularly on families and young people, through innovative prevention and early intervention initiatives.
Reconnect is a community based early intervention program for young people aged 12 to 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and their families. It aims to help young people achieve family reconciliation and improve their level of engagement with work, education, training and the community.
Reconnect provides peer support, mediation, group work and practical support in culturally and contextually appropriate services. Reconnect's objectives are achieved by working with homeless young people and those at risk of homelessness to achieve:
family reconciliation, wherever practicable, between homeless young people, or those at risk of homelessness and their family;
- engagement with employment, education, training and the community;
- innovative service delivery approaches through the application of Good Practice Principles and Action Research;
- improvement of coordination of services delivered by government and the community sector;
- targeting of communities to build on their existing capacity to develop appropriate responses to their own needs; and
- participation of culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
ac.care Murray Bridge
15-19 Kennett Road, Murray Bridge