Support

For young people in search of information we can refer and liaise between other agencies. We offer a range of youth engagement programs which are tailored to the region and what the clients are telling us they want. In general they operate across the areas of drop-in, holiday programs, and specific targeted programs. Check our site pages under Youth Services for programs in your area.

Accommodation

ACYFS Inc. provide short to medium term accommodation for homeless and at risk young people making a transition to independent living. An assessment screens for specific issues that may impact a clients ability to manage independently and programs are offered to assist with areas of need including hygiene, nutrition, cooking, budgeting and other social skills. The accommodation is located in Northam but we can take in referrals from clients in other areas. ​​

Health

Our youth workers offer confidential support on all health issues. We are able to link young people to youth friendly GP's and other specialists and provide advice on social health issues. Information on a range of health issues that affect all people are always available in the form of pamphlets and brochures, in the office if you don't want to talk to anyone or we can offer a referral service to all available support organisations. ​​

Targeted Programs and Promotions

​We do short term promotions such as Healthy Weight Week, Youth Week, NAIDOC Day and other public Holiday Events. (Check Facebook for updates and details). We also facilitate and run targeted collaborative programs such as Sex and Ethics, Cyber Safety, Crime Prevention and Intervention with culturally appropriate versions of the same. We can also provide this service for campaigns offsite, in schools and other groups. ​​

Our Youth Services

Check out the programs and services available at our locations in the Avon Region; ​Northam, Narrogin, Moora and Merredin.

Family and Youth Resources

HELP Directory

If you need immediate access to information or counselling on any youth related issues please try the following contact numbers:

SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICES

Samaritans Youth Line - 1800 198 313

Youth-Link - 1800 803 355

ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG ISSUES

Alcohol & Drug Information Services - 1800 198 024

Parent Drug Information Centre - 1800 853 203

SEXUAL ASSAULT / INCEST

Crisis Care - 1800 199 908

Sexual Assault Resource Centre - 1800 199 888 

Samaritans Youth Line - 1800 198 313

ABORTION ADVICE

Women's Health Care House - 1800 998 399

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Youth Legal Service - 1800 199 006

Family Court Counselling Service - 1800 199 229

Aboriginal Legal Service - 1800 019 900

Mental Health Law Centre - 1800 520 285

MORE HELPLINES

AIDS HELPLINE - 1800 199 287

FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S HELPLINE - 1800 543 000

KID'S HELPLINE - 1800 551 800 |  LIFELINE - 13 11 14

MEN'S DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE - 1800 000 599

WHEATBELT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE - 1800 353 122

PARENTING INFORMATION CENTRE - 1800 554 432