Assertive Youth Street Outreach Partnership Funding

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Streetlight Youth Inc for the delivery of the 2022–23 Assertive Youth Street Outreach in the City of Onkaparinga. 

Background  

The Assertive Youth Street Outreach partnership aims to engage young people in our communities including young people who are at risk of mental health, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, anti-social behaviour and social isolation. The project aims to provide practical, proactive and early intervention support and activities in identified hot spots within the City of Onkaparinga.

The program seeks to positively engage and build consistent and trusting relationships with young people while taking a person-centred and harm minimisation approach that is culturally sensitive and based on trauma-informed care. The program makes relevant referrals as required and works collaboratively with relevant services to ensure the wellbeing of young people involved and to leverage and ensure good and sustainable outcomes.  

Hot spots include skate parks, public squares and reserves and playgrounds, and these are identified and reviewed quarterly by relevant Council staff in consultation with Streetlight.

The current focus of the Assertive Street Outreach Program is Ramsay Place (Wednesday 3-5pm) and Morton Reserve (Thursday 5-7pm). 

For more information contact:

Wilson Ndung'u, City of Onkaparinga, on 8384 0535 or wilson.ndungu@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au or 0468 574 640. 

Megan Bryant, Streetlight Youth Inc, on 0415 895 117 or megan@streetlightcommunity.org