Leaving Care & After Care for Young People
Youth Services and Support
We support young people 15-25 years who are in out-of-home care and help young people who are leaving care to make a positive transition to living independently.
Leaving care planning and assistance is offered, including assistance with transitional and long-term accommodation and support with personal issues through casework, outreach and brokerage services.
We also help young people learn the skills needed to help them not just live independently, but to really thrive, including financial management.
Practical programs to support young people
Reaching adulthood is an exciting time for a young person ready to leave out-of-home care. Part of that journey towards independence means gaining the necessary social, emotional and practical skills to enjoy a self-sufficient life.
With Family Spirit, children and young adults are supported with specialised programs to transition to independent living. The Leaving Care & After Care programs exist to help young people (15-25 years) tap into a range of Family Spirit support tools, thoughtfully designed to fit their unique needs.
These programs offer support for up to 12 months, providing lifelong skills for budding adults to manage the ups and downs of day-to-day life.
The programs include:
- Financial support
- Family reunification
- Life skills