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Street youth service
The Street youth service, run by Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Service, assists underage Aboriginal 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 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 doors 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)
- promoting Kumangka's upcoming holiday programs/events to young people.
Abstract adapted from Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Service
Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Service
6 Mary Street
PO Box 382
Hindmarsh SA 5007
Ph: (08) 8340 4499
Ph: 13 1611 (After hours contact, crisis care)
Fax: (08) 8340 1544