As a young person, there can be many unique challenges to face. BCYF has a number of supports for young people aged 12-25 who are needing help in areas including mental health, homelessness and family reconciliation.
Our Youth Services include:
Youth Justice Support programs, designed to support young people who have had contact with police or who have been convicted of a crime through the courts.
A range of Youth Homelessness services for young people who have nowhere to live, including crisis housing and financial support.
Leaving Care (Better Futures), for young people who were previously in Out of Home Care. Many young people are eligible for additional support after care between the ages of 18 and 21.
headspace Geelong, a free and confidential service that helps young people, aged 12-25, over four key areas: mental health, physical health (including sexual health), work and study and alcohol and other drugs.
The Geelong Project, an award-winning program focused on early intervention for young people at risk of disengaging from or leaving school, becoming homeless and entering the justice system.
Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs offers programs for young people who may need support in relation to alcohol or other drug use.
Navigator is a free and confidential service helping young people aged between 12-17 years to re-engage with education and actively support them transition back to school.