Young lives, lived to their FULL POTENTIAL.

We continue to work with young people after they have reached the age when traditional Out-of-Home-Care services stop. We help young people to move towards independent living at a pace that suits them. While young people may move to different accommodation, they are still supported by the same people.

The role of Aftercare is to continue to support young people into their transition to adulthood. Aftercare builds on the work that our young people have undertaken before they turned 18 and may include us providing information and guidance on things like:

  • How to access services
  • Skills to manage finances
  • Support with education and employment
  • Guidance on staying safe, looking after mental health and parenthood
  • Promoting independence whilst they still have support
  • Planning for the future

Our Aftercare recognises that young people still need care once they turn 18 because they are still vulnerable to the pitfalls of life and need the support of committed adults. Studies show that good, well-planned preparation and support for leaving care leads to better outcomes, stability and feelings of inclusion and identity. Our post-care options are flexible and meet the needs of the young people in our care.

We acknowledge the Aboriginal people of the Cadigal and Gayamaygal Clans. We acknowledge the Country on which we live, work, and gather as being Aboriginal land.

We acknowledge the lands, waterways and skies that are connected to Aboriginal people. We honour them and pay our deepest respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

We respect their rightful place within our communities, and we value their ancient cultural knowledge and practices.

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Torres Straight Island Flag

We deeply respect that this will always be Aboriginal land and we will honour and follow the first peoples’ values in caring for the Country and for preserving their culture.

We deeply value that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the oldest living culture in the world and we will continue to work with their peoples and communities to ensure their cultures endure and remain strong.