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Reconnect - Information Connections Support

CATHOLICCARE CANBERRA & GOULBURN

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About Us

Reconnect is a voluntary early intervention program for young people aged between 12-18 years who are at risk of homelessness or are already homeless and living, working or studying in the ACT.

The program aims to help young people achieve family reconciliation and improve their level of engagement with work, education, training and the community.

Reconnect provides opportunities, choices and support for young people and works towards reconnecting young people with parents, carers or significant others to achieve family reconciliation, wherever practicable, between the young person and their family.

 Family reconciliation outcomes include:

  • The young person returns home

  • Ongoing positive family relationships are created which provide the young person with emotional and physical support
  • Reconciling the young person with other family members eg: grandparents and siblings
  • Both parent(s) and the young person accept that independence is appropriate for the young person
  • Establishing a viable support system for the independent young person that includes a member of their family
  • Along with focusing on engagement with employment, education, training and the community.

 

How to engage

If you are a parent/guardian or a young person who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, please contact us directly if you wish to receive support from the Reconnect Program.

Alternatively, you may ask someone you are already working with to contact us on your behalf.

Quick Facts About The Region

CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and Red Hill, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.