What We Do


Our purpose is to inspire hope.  This is how we do it:

Put simply, we exist to inspire young people to believe their lives can be enriched by experience and empowered by hope. We believe every young person has the right to a life that offers opportunities to fulfil their potential.


A young person can be referred by family, another service or themselves. To access supported accommodation the intake worker will need to speak with the young person.

Assisting Families


We offer Family Services to young people and their families to assist when extra help is needed.

Youth Housing

We offer semi-independent housing for homeless or at-risk local young people committed to developing the skills required to make the transition to living independently in the community.


One of the reasons we have been successfully providing support services to young people on the Northern Beaches since 1981 is our ability to provide additional support services outside our core program areas which include Brokerage, Outreach and Prevention.

Out of Home Care

We offer accommodation and support options for children and young people aged 9 and 17 who are under the care of the NSW Minister.

We also offer an extension for young people turning 18 who require further support.

Our Out-of-Home Care program is accredited under the Office of the Children's Guardian.


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.

Hear from young people about how Burdekin changes lives

for children and young people every day.

In their own words


In their own words


In their own words


In their own words


In their own words

Jesse Wilcox

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.

Aboriginal Flag
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.