Taldumande Youth Services is a not-for-profit organisation that supports vulnerable and homeless children, young people aged 12-21 years and their families. We operate the only 24/7 crisis refuge for young people in Northern Sydney and offer supported accommodation and community programs that provide a streamlined pathway, from homelessness and family breakdown, to independence and stability.
Family breakdown is the leading cause of homelessness, with young people often experiencing significant trauma from sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect, mental health issues or drug and alcohol use. The results can be devastating for a young person and their family. As a crisis develops, it begins to impact the young person’s living arrangements, education, employment, health, family, social skills and community engagement. Expert intervention and support is crucial to ending the cycle of crisis and homelessness.
Our programs allow us to work with hundreds of vulnerable young people and their families each year across Northern Sydney, an area that extends from Sydney Harbour to the Hawkesbury River and into the Northern Beaches.