After Care Service for young people exiting care

The After Care Service provides individual support to young people aged 17 to 21 years who are leaving or have left the care of Child Safety Services and who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Young people who are under 17 years of age, in the care of the Department of Communities and are ‘self placing’* will be considered for After Care support and funds to help them to access and maintain safe and stable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

The After Care Service can assist young people to find a case manager and support, and meet costs associated with education, training, driving lessons, employment, other specialist

services, including mental health and dental services. Young people can also receive goods and services to set-up and maintain tenancies, including household goods and furniture,

connection to utilities and short-term contributions to rent, food and hygiene consumables.

The service provides one-to-one and financial support of $3500 per young person per year to help with implementing the young person’s case plan.

Please note in the attached contact details for the Youth Housing and Reintegration Service that administers the After Care Service in your location.

After Care Service fact sheet – February 2012 – Final