WHAT IS GROUNDWORKS?

Our Groundworks Youth Centre is a safe and relaxing place for young people to come and hang out. There are lots of opportunities to get involved in creative activities, to learn new skills, and have fun! Groundworks also has loads of useful information for young people and can arrange referrals to other services that are needed.

The Groundworks Youth Centre is located in the Coffs Harbour Community Village at 22 Earl Street, Coffs Harbour. Phone | 02 5632 4020.

ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON

Groundworks has lots of ongoing and new activities and programs on offer to have fun and meet new people. Our programming is flexible and responds to young people’s needs. We also have dedicated workshops and training designed to help young people develop skills.

Check out what’s happening now on our Groundworks Youth Centre Facebook page and like us to stay up to date with upcoming activities and programs and to give us your feedback.

Call us on 02 5632 4020 to find out what’s on and when or just drop by anytime from 9am – 4pm weekdays and see what’s going on for yourself.

TYPES OF PROGRAMS WE OFFER

New groups and activities are always kicking off and we’re also keen to hear what you would like. Some of the things we currently offer include:

Rockband
Try playing guitar, drumming, other musical instruments or singing!

Life skills
Learn how to look after yourself and live independently including cooking skills, money management, how to have successful relationships and how to get a job!

Be Young and Proud (BYP)
BYP is a support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer youth. This is a safe space to meet and talk with others, find out what’s on and make friends.

Rent It Keep It
Learn how to look after yourself and live independently in rented accommodation

Games Night
Play great games with others and meet new people!

Plus Loads More!
Call us on 02 5632 4020 to find out what’s on and when or just drop by and see what’s going on for yourself.

WHAT IS MOMENTUM?

The Momentum Youth Housing Service is part of the new approach to addressing homelessness in NSW.

The Momentum Service uses a ‘no wrong door’ approach to assist young people who are experiencing homelessness or who are coming up against barriers to finding stable accommodation.

Momentum staff can help young people with landlords, Centrelink, family and personal challenges. Staff can also help with accommodation support, dealing with drug and alcohol issues, finding private rental accommodation and assisting with education and training opportunities.

If you would like assistance with housing, you can drop in to see one of our Momentum Case Managers, Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm at 22 Earl Street, Coffs Harbour (in the Coffs Harbour Community Village) or you can phone us on 02 5632 4021.

TRANSITIONAL YOUTH HOUSING

Momentum’s transitional youth housing program integrates housing and intensive case management support and programming to assist young people to stabilise their lives and move to independence within 12 months.

The program runs in partnership with Community Housing Limited and provides young people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with supported accommodation while they get on their feet.

Young People, aged 17 to 25 years, who are committed to achieving goals and to participating in programs that build independent living skills can access this housing.

By completing a range of programs, young people can build their skills for independence, gain education, employment and financial independence and improve their health and wellbeing so they can transition into private rental accommodation.

ACCOMMODATION

The Momentum Service does not provide crisis accommodation but we can help young people by providing assessment and referrals to support young people to access the services they need. Momentum staff have all the latest information on what to do, where to go and who to talk to.

Young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless can talk to our Momentum staff Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm at our Youth Centre at 22 Earl Street, Coffs Harbour or by phone on 02 5632 4021.

AFTER HOURS SUPPORT

If you need crisis accommodation help outside of our office hours, please call Link2home on 1800 152 152 (from anywhere in NSW, 24 hours, 7 days a week).

Kids Helpline can talk or chat online about anything at any time. Call 1800 551 800, (24 hours, 7 days a week) or go to the website to chat online.

Lifeline can talk or chat online about anything, anytime. Call 13 11 14, (24 hours, 7 days a week) or go to the website to chat online (7pm-4am, 7 days a week).

Parentline provide support, counselling and parent education for the cost of a local call anywhere in Australia. Call 1300 301 300, (8am-10pm, 7 days a week). Check the website for web counselling options.

If you need interpreter assistance, call 1300 652 488.