How We Help

Taldumande Youth Services supports vulnerable children, young people and their families through crisis response, residential care and specialised casework.

ACCOMMODATION PROGRAMS

Crisis Accommodation Program

If you’re homeless, sleeping rough, couch surfing or think you might be soon, you’re not alone. Our refuge is a safe place with 24/7 support, where you can stay until you get back on your feet. Just call us on 02 9460 3777 to let us know you need somewhere to stay.

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Homeless Youth Assistance Under 16’s Program

This program provides specialist family case management support. It can also provide accommodation for children and young people aged 12-15 years who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

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Semi-Independent Housing Program

Whether you’ve just left our crisis refuge or ready for a bit of independence, our shared houses give you a safe place to stay while you’re at school, studying or working. It’s a great way to practice living on your own, with the support of caring and professional staff who are there in the evenings and overnight to keep you safe.

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Supported-Independent Housing Program

When you’re almost ready to make it on your own, you can move into our independent housing. You’ll either live in a unit by yourself, or in a unit or house with someone else, with no supervision from our staff at night. This will help you get used to living on your own and build your confidence, so one day you’ll feel ready to start renting your own place.

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The Young Offenders Joint Support Program

This program supports homeless young people who are under the supervision of Juvenile Justice and is delivered in partnership with Juvenile Justice and Marist Youth Care. It provides up to a month’s crisis accommodation alongside specialist intensive casework support to assist the young person to find secure, stable accommodation and to have a better chance to remain offence free.

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SUPPORT SERVICES

In addition to our accommodation programs, we offer youth community services that offer practical assistance and support, to help young people and families achieve their short-term and long-term goals.

Intensive Family Support Program

This program provides specialist case management support to young people aged 16-18 years and their families during a crisis or breakdown. We aim to help preserve family relationships and offer intensive, flexible and practical support with the intention of reducing family breakdown.

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After Care Program

This program supports young people in the community once they have left our accommodation services.

Outreach Program

Our Outreach Program provides direct support to young people aged 12-21 years to find accommodation with other service. These young people are seeking assistance in maintaining or moving to stable accommodation.

Specialist Homelessness Services - Support Services

This program is delivered in partnership with Mission Australia providing a range of supports to young people under the age of 25. This includes case management, counselling, referrals, advocacy and tenancy support.

To learn more about our Support Services and find out if they’re right for you, call us on 02 9460 3777.