PCYC would like- to notify all Youth Connections clients, associated families, stakeholders, and partnering services of some major changes to the delivery of the Youth Connections Program across the QLD11 Fitzroy Service Region in 2014.
As of midnight the 31st Dec 2013, QPCYWA will be solely responsible for the service delivery of the Youth Connections Program across the entire QLD Fitzroy service region, and will end the sub contracting arrangement with Red Cross who have delivered the program for the past 3 years under this arrangement. The decision to end the partnership with RED CROSS has not been made lightly and QPCYWA would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the great work that has been achieved by the RED CROSS team over this period, their efforts and dedication have not gone unnoticed by the Dept of Education, QPCYWA and other services in the youth sector.
Many factors have been considered by our QPCYWA State Office Management and the Board of Directors to finalise this decision which has been driven by a need to align QPCYWA branches with the collective and strategic operational plans for 2015 and beyond.
So it is with regret that we inform you that, as of the 13th Dec 2013, the RED CROSS Denham Street office, that has been providing the Youth Connections Service, will close it doors.
Be advised however, that the Youth Connections service will not completely cease as QPCYWA will continue to deliver the Youth Connections Program in 2014 at a new premise located at 192 Dean St Berserker, Rockhampton. (Please see attached Poster).
PCYC will be striving over the next few weeks to ensure that these changes are widely distributed and accessible to the community, to ensure that these transitional changes, relating to the Youth Connections Service are as smooth as possible.
Please see below the Youth Connections Christmas Closure period advised by RED CROSS and approved by the Dept of Education.
RED CROSS / Youth Connections Christmas Closure Dates 2013.
The Youth Connections (RED CROSS) service office on Denham Street will be closed from the 13th Dec 2013 and will not reopen to deliver the Youth Connections Service from this location in late Dec 2013 or 2014.
NEW YEAR OPENING DATES AND CONTACT DETAILS
Please see below the Youth Connections reopening dates approved by the Dept of Education.
Youth Connections 2014 Reopening Dates 2014.
The Youth Connections (QPCYWA) service will open on the 6th January 2014 at the new site located at 192 Dean St Berserker, Rockhampton. This location is more commonly known as the WIN NEWS building
For any assistance, information or queries relating to the Youth Connections Program in 2014 or over the Christmas period please contact any of the QPCYWA Staff listed below if young people or families require assistance over the Christmas period or for any queries about the Youth Connections Program.
PCYC Branch Manager Sgt Greg Jones 0414 360 027
Youth Connections Program Manager Jo Peace – 0418 884 096
PCYC Youth Worker Peni Nasalo – 0457 791 73