The Youth Reconciliation Program offers short term, one-to-one, strengths-based, solution focused counselling as well as family mediation. It is a non-pathologising model centering around collaborating with the young person to identify goals and find workable solutions.
The Program assists young people to
- talk about family difficulties and/or life experiences
- work through personal issues (such as anger, separation, loss and grief)
- explore options for positive change
- develop strategies to resolve conflict
- strengthen relationships
- access family mediation
What does the Program offer?
- One-on-one and family counselling support that is confidential, free, voluntary, short term and solution focused
- Living skills workshops that are designed to promote personal growth, responsibility and self management
- Community Development in the form of networking, presentations, workshops, and provision of information related to homelessness, early intervention and prevention
- Mediation and facilitation of family meetings that support young people to re-establish contact with family, and/or to maintain and strengthen significant relationships
- Secondary Consultation and team support for Hope Street staff to ensure an holistic approach to service delivery
Who is eligible?
- Young people 16 - 25 years of age with links to the North and North-West Metropolitan region of Melbourne
- Any family member (or appropriate person) identified by a young person as having a significant influence on their close relationships, wellbeing or security
How can young people enter this Program?
Please contact your nearest access point(s) listed on this page to find out more about entering this Program.