Street youth service
The Street youth service, run by Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Service, assists underage Aboriginal youth in the city of Adelaide 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 kids 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 youth in the area
- encouraging youth around the city to be safe and to head back home
- walking the youths to their house doors and talk to parents if the youth is under the age of 14 years
- discussing with youth 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 the youths about drug, alcohol and personal safety issues
- mentoring youth in self-esteem and leadership
- tutoring and mentoring youth who need help in numeracy and literacy skills and art lessons
- informing youth about culture, healthy lifestyles, physical and mental health, personal hygiene, and cooking (basic life skills)
- promoting Kumangka's upcoming holiday programs/events to youth.
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