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A Place to Go addresses the immediate needs of the young person by providing accommodation in a safe and nurturing home-like environment. The program works with each young person to address underlying issues contributing to their offending behaviour.

A Place to Go provides:

  • a therapeutic framework underpinned by the Sanctuary Model
  • short-term accommodation for up to 12-weeks
  • 24/7 staffed support
  • after-care for 12-weeks to support young people to maintain their longer-term accommodation
  • evidence-based assessments and formulation of therapeutic treatment plans
  • therapeutic support which holistically address needs of young people though a consistent and structured program of activities and interventions
  • therapeutic care providing predictability, consistency and normality while being flexible and responsive to individual young people
  • therapeutic case work, including intensive work with the young person and their family
  • highly skilled, qualified, trained and consistent staff/carers providing safe and child-friendly home-like environment
  • respectful partnerships with Aboriginal and CALD families and a commitment to Aboriginal self-determination and the Aboriginal placement principle
  • a robust clinical and operational governance structure

A Place to Go is delivered in the Penrith Local Government Area of Western Sydney.