Drinks, Nibbles & Networking for those interest in finding creative ways to help at risk Young People

Posted by Melisah Feeney
1 May 2015 - 2:58pm

13 May 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Marist Centre Brisbane - 142 Francis Rd Ashgrove

Marist Youth Care is a nonprofit mostly provide services in Western Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne though we have some partners who are keen for us to work with them in QLD.  As such I am organising a networking event in Brisbane on the 13 May and would love it if any of the Brisbane alumni could come.  You can learn about the range of things we do (see below) and some of the social enterprises we are considering for QLD.

Please RSVP to Melisah Feeney: melisah.feeney@maristyc.com.au or 0414 910 613


Organisation Background

Marist Youth Care (MYC) established in 1891, has over 120 years experience helping young people at risk in Australia.  As a specialist youth welfare organisation MYC provides services for up to 4000 young people and their families every year.  MYC’s programs and services are dedicated to working with children and youth at risk many of whom face complex issues such as: physical, sexual and mental abuse; family difficulties; abandonment; mental illness; learning difficulties; family violence and drug and alcohol abuse and require skilled case management and a tailored range of services and programs to achieve positive outcomes. MYC’s clients include young people in Out of Home Care, at risk of exclusion from mainstream education; early school leavers; homeless youth and those at risk of homelessness; young Indigenous people, culturally and linguistically diverse youth; young offenders and young people in transition from care. They come from areas characterised by high levels of intergenerational unemployment, welfare dependency, criminal activity and many have more than one severe barrier to employment.

       MYC programs give priority to young people learning skills that will assist them work towards long-term social and economic independence. This is done through a range of services that include: family preservation services; therapeutic foster care;  therapeutic residential care, providing tailored support and case management; community development and capacity building with Aboriginal and refugee communities; accommodation and support for those at risk of homelessness; prevention of re-offending behaviours through case management and diversionary activities; providing assistance with re-engaging in education, training  and employment; health and wellbeing support for unaccompanied minors awaiting visa determination and vulnerable adults and families in the Community Detention program.



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