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Independent living for Koori youth with a disability in Shellharbour NSW

 

Overview

This program in the coastal New South Wales town of Shellharbour, south of Sydney, helps Indigenous youth with disabilities live independently in their own homes.

The program provides access to disability-friendly housing units for Indigenous youth, aged 18 to 30. To qualify for this program, candidates need to have a disability that doesn't require constant care.

The Shellharbour Aboriginal Community Youth Association (SACYA) manages the units. SACYA provides a range of services to the local Indigenous youth community.

 

The Australian and New South Wales governments provide funding for this project.

 

Koori youth in care are given assistance to transition to independent living through Myimbarr, funded under the National partnership agreement on homelessness.

 

Contacts

Malcolm Gliddon
Aboriginal Education Development Officer
Shellharbour Aboriginal Community Youth Association
(SACYA)
Oakleigh Park Hall
Shellharbour Road
Warilla NSW 2528
Ph: (02) 4297 7400

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Last updated: 31 October 2011
 
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