Individual Support empowers 'at-risk' young people aged 12 - 18
This early intervention program aims to support young people and their families to reduce the chances of a young person moving prematurely away from home or coming in contact with the child protection system.
We are here to help
We work with young people from across the Byron Shire. BYS has worked for 30 years in our local community to developed a close rapport with organisations, families, high schools to identify those who may benefit from extra support.
We work with young people to build personal resilience and address barriers in their life.
If you know a young person in need,
please give us a call today...
Individual Support is funded by the Early Intervention and Placement Prevention Program. Byron Youth Service became a provider of the NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) EIPP Program in July 2011.
The program works with young people from across the Byron shire, their families, high schools, other organisations and individuals to identify young people who may benefit from extra support.
As part of the program BYS youth workers provide both individual and group support for young people that are in need of support, referral, information and case management to address important issues in their lives.
BYS works with a range of other organisations to support young people, some of these include:
Reconnect (Youth Homelessness & Early Intervention),
Byron Youth House (Youth homelessness),
On Track Community Programs (Accommodation Project),
Intra Youth Service (Outreach A&OD service),
North Coast Area Health Service (Adolescent Mental Health Services),
Centrelink (Social Workers, Community Engagement Officers, financial support services),
BYS Links 2 Learning (Vocational Education & Training, life skills support),
NSW TAFE (training),
NSW Department Home School Liaison Officers, Job Network Providers & many others.
EIPP supports clients to build personal resilience & address barriers in their life and is delivered at both the Byron YAC and the Cottage in Mullumbimby.