PROGRAMS

OVER THE YEARS, WE HAVE CREATED AND CONTINUALLY IMPROVED SERVICES TO MEET OUR GOALS OF CUTTING DOWN DRUG USE, CURBING YOUTH CRIME AND CREATING SAFER COMMUNITIES BY TREATING YOUNG PEOPLE TO A LIFE BEYOND DRUGS AND CRIME.

THE STREET UNIVERSITY

The Street Universities build safer communities by providing opportunities for disadvantaged young people. They are non-residential treatment centres based throughout NSW, ACT and Qld that help those aged 12 – 25 with drug, crime and mental health issues. Each centre is unique and is a safe environment where young people can engage in workshops ranging from music and dance to computer coding. Evidence-based counselling is available to help our youth reduce their drug use and involvement in crime and to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

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PALM ADOLESCENT
DRUG TREATMENT

PALM is a residential treatment program for young people (aged 13 – 18) to address serious drug and alcohol related difficulties. Operating as a therapeutic community, the three month program provides a holistic, intensive, multi-disciplinary, residential treatment program staffed by professionals specifically trained in working through trauma, challenging behaviours and complex needs. The program offers counselling, family support, group work, vocational/educational modules, living skills and recreational activities.

For more information please contact us on:
PALM Sydney (Randwick) 02 9305 6235 or palmsydadmin@noffs.org.au.
PALM Canberra (Watson) 02 6123 2400 or palmactadmin@noffs.org.au.

CALM: ADOLESCENT
CONTINUING CARE

The CALM (Continuing Adolescent Life Management) program is the after-care program for clients who have participated in the PALM program. CALM offers a range of community-based therapeutic services including individual and family counselling, life skills development, educational and vocational programs and general support.

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NOFFS YOUTH
HOMELESSNESS SERVICE

Noffs partners with other organisations in the South Eastern Sydney and Sydney Districts to provide specialist homelessness services. These initiatives ensure that young people have access to the right support locally, when they need it and before they reach crisis point. Noffs helps keep them housed and provides targeted strategies for those exiting Out of Home Care and youth with complex needs. YHS has a strong focus on responses for First Nations young people and is accessible to those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Homelessness Support
(Take Hold)

Take Hold is a mentoring & living skills program for young people in the ACT. The primary aim of the program is to support young people (16-25) who are transitioning into or out of homelessness. We work with the young person to develop the life skills necessary to connect them into their community and reduce the risk of homelessness. We do this through a combination of mentoring, case management, education groups and living skills. We run in-reach groups with a variety of homelessness services around the ACT as well as working one-to-one with clients. We also run a comprehensive mentor training program and then match trained mentors to work with young people to increase their connections to the wider community.

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GENERAL DRUG AND
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING

Ted Noffs Foundation provides drug and alcohol and mental health counselling services to young people (12-25 years old) across a range of locations in NSW, the ACT and QLD.

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ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COUNSELLING AND CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICE

This program operates across the Western Sydney, Nepean, Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains regions providing an early intervention service, with one-to-one counselling, case management and small group workshops. The program is led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who have ties with local First Nations communities. The program uses a range of practical and effective methods to build trust and to offer support to young people.

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Deadly Dreaming
Indigenous Support Program

Deadly Dreaming is a cultural program that runs workshops with First Nations young people in schools and local community settings. The service uses creative and traditional workshops to provide experiences of custom, lore and value systems to build connections and a sense of belonging for these young people. The programs are run by First Nations facilitators who have bonds with local communities and Elders. Deadly Dreaming runs programs across Western Sydney, Nepean, Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains regions.

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