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Street youth service
The Street youth service, run by APOSS Reconnect (formerly Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Service), assists underage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the city of Adelaide, South Australia, on Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm - 4am. The Street Youth Team also provide mentoring and police liaison services.
The services offered on Friday and Saturday nights as part of the Street youth service include:
- transporting young people out of the city who are at risk of getting into trouble in town, or cannot get home (by consent of youth)
- talking to police, shopkeepers and bouncers in the city area for details of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the area
- encouraging young people around the city to be safe and to head back home
- walking young people to their house and talk to parents if the young person is under the age of 14 years
- discussing with young people about their time management skills (so that they don't miss the train or bus again).
Other services that are part of the Street youth service include:
- speaking to young people about drug, alcohol and personal safety issues
- mentoring young people in self-esteem and leadership
- tutoring and mentoring young people who need help in numeracy and literacy skills and art lessons
- informing young people about culture, healthy lifestyles, physical and mental health, personal hygiene, and cooking (basic life skills).
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
19-23 Cypress Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: (08) 8201 9806