Geelong Reconnect

Geelong Reconnect provides support services for young people aged between 12 to 18 years (up to 21 for those of a refugee background), who are thinking about leaving home or who have recently left home.

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Reconnect is a joint initiative between MacKillop Family Services and Barwon Child Youth and Family.

What we can offer:

Reconnect works closely with schools, community organisations and government departments to assist young people and their families in the early stages of family breakdown.

Reconnect supports families to resolve conflict and improve relationships through mediation, family work and practical support.

The program also works with Centrelink to provide a responsive service for young people applying for Youth Allowance.

Reconnect can advocate for service users to access community resources, such as income support through Centrelink, employment and education.

Who is eligible?

Reconnect provides support services for young people aged 12 to 18 years (or up to 21 for those of a refugee background), who are thinking about leaving home or who have recently left home.

This service is available in Victoria within the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Borough of Queenscliffe.

How to access this service:

Access and referrals to the program can be made by contacting:

MacKillop Family Services
(03) 5278 9211
9 Helen Street
Rippleside VIC 3215

Barwon Child Youth and Family
(03) 5246 7500
Old Post Office
83 Ryrie Street
Geelong VIC 3220