Children, Youth & Family Services

Bungree Children, Youth & Family Services offers a range of support services for children, young people and their families in our community.

Contact Bungree today to find out more about how you can access our Children, Youth and Family Services.

Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS)

Our Specialist Homeless Services provide support to Aboriginal people with high and complex needs who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Support includes case management, advocacy, supported accommodation services and assisted referrals to other specialist support services to help Aboriginal people access and sustain stable housing.

Target Group:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, women, men and families

Access to Program:

  • Self-referral
  • Various agencies, government and non-government for individuals or families at risk of becoming homeless or are homeless and who are situated on the Central Coast region

Intensive Family Based Services (IFBS)

Bungree Intensive Family Based Service is an intensive program to assist eligible families that are at risk of having their child or children removed, or those needing intensive intervention to facilitate reunification and the safe return of children from out of home care to their families.

The primary focus of the service is safety, welfare and wellbeing of the child and/or young person in a culturally appropriate environment.

IFBS works within the principles of:

  • Self-determination, participation or in decision making as per the Children’s and Young Person’s (Care and Protection) Act 1998
  • Maintaining partnerships with Aboriginal families and community
  • Family/kinship approach to raising children

Target Group:

  • Children, young people and their families

Access to Program:

  • Referrals are received from NSW Family and Community Services Central Coast
  • Service area covers the Central Coast region

Education GapS Program (EGP)

Bungree Education Gaps Program provides an individual and family based service targeting education, employment pathways and training needs for children, youth, individuals and family members.

The program assists the family to engage with their children’s educational and learning process, assisting and encouraging parent’s engagement with their children’s schools and other services.

Bungree will liaise with families, individuals and service providers to increase access and participation by:

  • Providing outreach and advocacy support
  • Assisting with advice and guidance to specialist services e.g. occupational therapy speech therapy, psychological assessments
  • Supporting and encouraging students in their engagements with schools
  • Mentoring and assisting parents and carers in their children’s learning experiences
  • Assisting, preparing and supporting parents and older children in readiness for the workforce

Target Group:

  • Families with children in school with parents/carers preparing for the workforce or training and learning
  • Individuals requiring assistance with training and employment pathways

Access to Program:

  • Self-referrals, schools, various agencies, government and non-government agencies
  • Service area covers the Central Coast region and Lower Lake Macquarie region (Toronto, Morisset, Belmont and Swansea)