ABOUT THE GARAGE
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;
Social / living skills education and programs;
Information and advice;
Crisis intervention; and
Support to work towards helping facilitate young people to reconnect with their families/community (where appropriate).