Eddy’s Out West- Youth Homelessness Service
The Youth Homelessness Service assists young people up to the age of 25 in the Hawkesbury, Penrith and Blacktown LGA’s. The Service has two components; case management and accommodation.
Early Intervention Case Management: For young people at risk of becoming homeless. Post Crisis Case Management: For young people who have experienced homelessness.
The Service has three accommodation options; Crisis Supported Accommodation (Bidwill Unit): The Bidwill Unit is a 24 hour supervised crisis accommodation service for young people aged 15-18 years.
Transitional Accommodation (Blacktown Unit): The Blacktown Unit provides supported accommodation and focuses on providing young people with the living skills they need to move to independent living.
Supported Independent Accommodation: This service is for young people who require some case management assistance but are able to live independently.
For referrals contact: 9628 3333
The turning Point Youth Accommodation Service
Emergency accommodation. Medium/long term accommodation for homeless youth (15 - 18 years inclusive) Ring for location.
Hours: 4.00pm - 9.00am every day
Ph: (02) 4588 6626
Mail: Po Box 241, Richmond NSW 2753
Ted Noffs Foundation
The Ted Noffs Foundation Program provides individual counselling to young people between 12 and 25 years who have difficulties with their own or others alcohol or other drug (AOD) use and can provide some support for family and carers. Included is a Counsellor who covers the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury area and an Indigenous Counsellor for the Mt Druitt/Blacktown area who also provides brokerage (both areas age group is 14-18 years old).
Our Rhythm & Reform (music workshops) are for young people to engage through music to creatively express themselves through the art of music production, song writing and studio recording. This includes song writing lessons; beat making workshops, recording studio sessions and the opportunity to create own CD – all free. These workshops have a living skills component to help young people overcome difficulties they are facing including substance use and other related issues.
Telephone enquiries and referrals can be received from Monday to Friday 9 – 5pm by the intake officer at: (02) 8886 2800.
McGraths Hill Youth Project.
Youth drop-in service for 12-18 year olds. McGraths Hill Community Centre (Behind shops)
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 3pm-6pm. Volunteers accepted. Disabled access.
Ph: (02) 4572 0529
Mail: PO Box 5711
Forgotten Valley Community & Youth Development Project
This service is available to the communities of Wisemans Ferry, Laughtendale, Lower Hawkesbury, Spencer, Gunderman, Lower, Central and Upper Macdonald, St. Albans, Webbs Creek, Leets Vale Lower Portland, Sackville, South Maroota, Maroota and Cattai. Programs are also offered to young people between the ages of 12 & 18 years. Funded by the Department of Community Services, these services are designed to strengthen the community and help people feel more connected and informed.
Ph: (02) 4566 4328
Fax: (02) 4566 4255
Last Updated: November 2012
Please contact the service for more information
All details are subject to change without notice