Your Place, Our Support

The Garage Youth Refuge is a crisis accommodation service providing short term accommodation and support to young people between the ages of 12 and 17 years who are vulnerable, homeless or those at risk of homelessness. The Garage is located in Taree and we provide support to young people in the Great Lakes, Manning and Gloucester regions.

The Garage is staffed by professional and friendly people who are trained to help young people work things out. This includes setting and achieving goals; assistance in moving forward in life; and empowering young people to take control of their lives and make informed choices.

Everybody needs help sometimes, especially those of us dealing with big issues in life, such as: homelessness, exclusion from school, mental health issues, domestic and family violence, and abuse, as well as drug and alcohol issues.

What does the Garage Youth Refuge provide?

Short term crisis accommodation;

Comfortable, clean homelike environment, where young people can feel safe, supported and protected;

Client-centred case management;

Referral to sustainable housing;

Assessment, advocacy and referral to specialised services;

Personal support;

Social / living skills education and programs;

Information and advice;

Recreational activities;

Crisis intervention; and

Support to work towards helping facilitate young people to reconnect with their families/community (where appropriate).


Everyone is welcome at The Garage. Our staff are here to help you work things out in a safe and open space. Check back soon to learn more about our great team!


At The Garage, we treat everyone who comes through our door as an individual with their own unique needs and personalities.  We have helped many young people transition from experiencing homelessness to living meaningful and exciting lives of their own. The Garage Youth Refuge is available to people between the ages of 12 and 17.

If you are outside of this age group we can still help! Our team provides 
outreach support to young people up to the age of 24 years. Please leave your details here and we will get in touch with you shortly. 


Community Housing Limited

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