General Youth Services

Barnardos Australia - Downer


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About Us

Barnardos Australia

Children's charity providing services to help prevent and reverse the effects of abuse, neglect and homelessness on children and young people. Provides a range of services including Temporary Family Care, Child and Youth Mentoring, Find-a-Family, Transition Program, Parenting Outreach Program, Tutoring program and intensive intervention.

Volunteers: Volunteers welcome

Fax: (02) 6241 4560

Transport: Bus stop near by

Temporary Family Care Program

Emergency care and regular weekend respite care for children aged up to 16yrs whose families are in crisis.

Referral: Parent, Community or Government Organisation, ACT Mental Health or Office of Children, Youth and Family Support.

Eligibility: Family Assessment undertaken by Barnardos Case Workers

Volunteers: Volunteers Welcome

Fax: (02) 6241 4560

Disabled Facilities: Parking, Toilets, Ramp

Barnardos Child, Youth and Family Support Program

Outreach family support. Aims to improve the wellbeing of all family members, but with a specific focus on children. Issues of concern may include: housing; looking after the children; difficulties managing the home; money; relationship troubles and family breakdown; drug and alcohol issues; health. Assists with accessing services to facilitate and sustain independent living. Provides regular support with a cyclical process of assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and review, including involving other organisations that offer support in specialist areas.

Referral: Through the Child Youth and Family Gateway on 1800 647 831.

Fax: (02) 6255 5233

Quick Facts About The Region

Barnardos Australia - Downer is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and Downer, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Fenner.