What is the Young Parents Support Program?
The Young Parents Support Program provides assistance and advocacy for at risk young people up to 25 years old, who are pregnant or have children.
The program offers outreach, where a worker meets you in your home or an out of office location. During these visits the worker may provide information and support, referral to other services, advocacy and informal counselling.
The program may provide an opportunity for you and your children to have fun and meet other young parents through social events and activities.
You will also be sent a monthly newsletter with interest articles about parent and baby health and wellbeing, information about what's on, as well as recipes, tips and new baby arrivals.
Who is the Young Parents Support Program for?
The Young Parent's Support Program is offered within the metropolitan area, with a focus on the South East Metropolitan region.
Risk factors that may qualify someone for the service include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Age and developmental stage of the young parent
- Level of family, partner and other supports during pregnancy and initial stages of parenting
- Presence of mental wellbeing concerns and any substance misuse, homelessness or inadequate housing
- Safety concerns and domestic violence
How can the Young Parents Support Program be accessed?
The Program can be contacted on (08) 9394 9200.
Where is the Young Parents Support Program located?
The service is located in Gosnells.
Gosnells Community Lotteries House
Suite 9, Level 1 2232c Albany Hwy Gosnells
Corner of Dorothy Street and Albany Highway