It is our aim to break inter-generational disadvantage and poverty by supporting young people and their families. Through our Youth and Family Services, we encourage young people to remain engaged in school and post-school training to support them to achieve their potential.
We aim to strengthen young people and families through providing health care, youth engagement programs, parenting support and like skills development.
We currently operate a range of unique and impactful youth and family services in Canberra, Yass, Goulburn, Batemans Bay, Wagga Wagga, Leeton, Griffith and Orange.
See the directory below for our range of Youth and Family Services across NSW and ACT.
The Junction Youth Health Service
Located in Canberra CBD, The Junction Youth Health Service provides primary health care for young people between 12-25 years old at no cost. Services are available to any young person with a medicare card, but The Junction has a particular focus on supporting young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
CYCLOPS Young Carers Program
Street Law Legal Services
Anglicare has a partnership with Canberra Community Law to provide an outreach legal service for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The service is provided free at the Junction Health Centre – 30 Scotts Crossing, Canberra City.
Youth Engagement Team (YET)
YET is a youth engagement and outreach service for South Canberra, Woden and Weston Creek regions of the ACT run in partnership with Woden Community Service and Anglicare ACT. Based at the Woden Youth Centre, YET provides a range of support services for young people aged 12 to 25 years.
Interview Friends are Anglicare volunteers who provide support to a young person who needs a supportive adult to attend a police interview with them when a parent or relative cannot attend. Interview Friends are a support person to these young people to ensure the statements that the young person provides are voluntary and the rights and interests of the young person are upheld.
P (02) 6245 7100
Starting F.R.E.S.H provides a healthy and supportive environment for young people to start their day with exercise and a healthy breakfast. The program focuses on supporting students who are disengaged at school to see improved health outcomes, increased self esteem, new friendships, mentoring and a positive mindset.
Lifetime Learning is an Anglicare program for Aboriginal families to support parents who have children under 5 years old. Lifetime Learning includes developmental screenings to help identify healthy development in children, story time and morning tea with other families. The program is hosted once a month at Leeton Shire Library and once a month Griffith City Library. For upcoming dates, call 0419 845 303.
The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a two-year, home-based, early learning and parenting program for families with young children. HIPPY supports parents in becoming their children’s first teacher and helps foster a love of learning from a young age. HIPPY is based at the Ashmont Community Resource Centre.
P 0428 573 414
Ignite Mentoring is an Anglicare service that provides guidance and encouragement to young people in Wagga Wagga, particularly those who have been involved or at-risk of becoming involved with the Juvenile Justice system. Our mentoring teams recruit and train volunteer mentors from the community so they can guide and champion a young person within the safety of our programs.
Youth at Risk
The Youth at Risk Support Program is a targeted service, working with Indigenous Young People in Wagga Wagga. Our aim is to intervene and offer strategies for young people to reduce offending behaviours. Culturally appropriate support is tailored specifically for each young person and their situation. For every young person, we want to promote cultural identity and engagement, independence and self-worth.
P (02) 6937 1555
Joint Support Program (JSP)
The JSP Casework Support Service is funded by the Department of Justice and provides a broad range of supports that assist a young person, under the supervision of Juvenile Justice, to establish positive relationships and interactions within the community. The caseworker supports the young person and their families to transition away from lifestyles that bring them into conflict with the justice system.
P (02) 6937 1555
Yass Valley Youth Support
Yass Valley Youth Support is a program to support young people between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. The program is designed to provide information and referral to specialist support services and client-focused case management and support. The service supports young people in areas of health, relationships, employment, education and legal issues.
P (02) 6226 4872
Yass Family Services
Yass Family Services provides support for families with children from the third trimester of pregnancy through to 12 years old. The program offers support to families through case management and connecting families with other supports and services. This service benefits families who are experiencing vulnerabilities or disadvantage that may impact their capacity to adequately protect and care for their children.
P (02) 6226 4872
Goulburn Family Services
Goulburn Family Services provides support for families with children from the third trimester of pregnancy through to 12 years old. The program offers support to families through case management and connecting families with other supports and services. This service benefits families who are experiencing vulnerabilities or disadvantage that may impact their capacity to adequately protect and care for their children.
P (02) 4823 4022
Batemans Bay Toy Library
Anglicare’s Toy Library is a community service where parents can borrow toys, puzzles and games for young children at a low-cost. The purpose of the Toy Library is to promote fun-filled play between parents and their children and to support the skill development and imagination of young children.
P 0409 301 413