Referral Information

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The Youth Centre provides the latest information from a range of services and makes it easily accessible to young people. Referrals are made to specialist organisations including Crisis Refuge, Youth Drug and Alcohol, CHAIN, Access Community Training, Southern Community Mental Health, TAFE and Counselling services.

The Youth Centre engages workers from services to provide Outreach services to the Youth Centre (Centrelink, CONTACT).

Most common referrals are for employment, education, crisis accommodation and counselling.

Useful information

The following list of resources are focused on the Illawarra Region. These resources have been compiled by the Wollongong Services Team in their Youth Services Directory called "The Frog". A copy of this can be referred to at The Cottage.


Emergency numbers

Service Number
Ambulance, Police, Fire Emergency 000
Kiama Police Station (02) 4232 1444
Police - Illawarra LAC (02) 4295 2699
Emergency Youth Accommodation Free call: 1800 424 830 
(02) 9318 1531 
(02) 9698 5822
Temporary Accommodation Line 
over 18's - 4:30pm-10pm
Free Call: 1800 152 152
Wollongong Youth Crisis 
Refuge 12 to17 years
(02) 4228 1946 
(02) 4227 3072
Homeless People's Information (02) 9265 9081
Poisons Information 131 126

 


Accommodation for youth 

Service Number
Department of Community Services (DOCS) (02) 4254 0309
Department of Housing (02) 4224 5700 
(02) 4297 9111 
(02) 4224 5767
Eddy's Place (02) 4226 3131
Hebron House 
Lighthouse Care Centre
(02) 4225 2055
Illawarra Community Housing Trust (02) 4227 1166
Illawarra Youth Housing (Treehouse) (02) 4229 7325
Illawarra Youth Housing 
Long Term Scheme
(02) 4227 1266
Youth Outreach Program (02) 4227 1266
Wollongong Youth Crisis Refuge (02) 4228 1946 
(02) 4227 3072
Independent Living Program (02) 4228 4907
Link In Medium term Service (02) 4277 2786
Resourcing Adolescents Independent 
Living Scheme (Rails)
(02) 4228 9907
Substitute Care Services (02) 4225 8895
Young Independent People in Housing (02) 4225 1380
St Vincent de Paul House (02) 4228 8140
Uniting Care Burnside (Ace Southern) (02) 4226 4084
Uniting Care Burnside (The Drum) (02) 4628 3199
Warilla Women's Refuge Lifeline 131 114 
Police (02) 4226 7899
Wollongong Women's Housing 
Medium Term Accommodation
(02) 4226 2214
Wollongong Women's Refuge (02) 4229 8523
Wollongong Emergency Family Housing (02) 4228 0955

 


Education, employment and training

Service Number
Kiama Community College (02) 4232 1050
Jobs Pathway Program (02) 4286 5600
Access Community Group - 
Registered Training Group
(02) 4286 5600
Access Community Group - 
Voluntary Post Release Support Service
(02) 4286 5600
Access Community Group - 
Green Corps
(02) 4286 5600
Access Community Group - 
Personal Support Program
(02) 4286 5600
Centrelink (02) 132 490
Department of Family and Community Services (02) 4226 7032
Department of Education Training 
(Wollongong District)
Wollongong: (02) 4224 9200 
Shellharbour: (02) 4251 9900
JPET - Mission Australia Wollongong (02) 4225 1763
Links to Learning (02) 4254 0572
Skills Education P/L (02) 4271 7799
Illawarra Senior College (02) 4274 0621
Southern Youth and Family Service 
Association - The Network
(02) 4225 2930
Southern Youth and Family Service 
Association - Links to Learning
(02) 4225 2930
Wollongong City Employment and Training (WCET) (02) 4227 1715 
(02) 4227 5913
Wollongong Youth Services - 
Links to Learning
(02) 4226 5969

 


Youth health and wellbeing

Service Number
Cancer Council (02) 4225 3660
Community Health for Adolescents in Need (CHAIN) (02) 4226 5816
Community Health - Bulli (02) 4284 0355
Community Health - Warrawong (02) 4274 0281
Healthy Cities Illawarra (02) 4226 5000
Illawarra Adolescent Mental Health Service (02) 4254 1500
Northern Community Mental Health Team (02) 4254 1500
Southern Community Mental Health Team (02) 4223 8001
Fernhill Place and Gum Leaf Cottage (02) 4285 2140
ARAFMI (02) 4254 1699
Wollongong Eating Disorders Service based at 
Bulli Community Health Centre
1300 792 755
Bungora Methadone 1300 652 226
Kedesh House (02) 4271 2606
The Ted Noffs Foundation 
Out Client Services
(02) 4227 5178
Al-Anon / ALATEEN (02) 4226 5480 
(02) 4226 3976
Alcoholics Anonymous / AA (02) 4285 6788
Narcotic Anonymous / NAR - ANON (02) 4275 1875
Drug and Alcohol Community Youth Team (02) 4254 1688

 


Material aid

Service Number
Anglicare (02) 4229 7911
Salvation Army Community Service 
and Social Centre
(02) 4275 1188
St Vincent de Paul (02) 4228 9355
Southern Youth and Family Service 
Association - Resourcing Adolescents to 
Gain Essentials Scheme (RAGE - Nowra)
(02) 4423 7244
Southern Youth and Family Service 
Association - Resourcing Adolescents to 
Gain Essentials Scheme (RAGE - Wollongong)
(02) 4423 7244
Southern Youth and Family Service 
Association - Resourcing Adolescents 
and Families Team (RAFT)
(02) 4423 7244
Southern Youth and Family Service 
Association - Resourcing Adolescents 
and Families Team (RAFT - Nowra)
(02) 4422 9966
The Smith Family (02) 4229 7277
Wesley uniting Church (02) 4229 2117

 


Youth counselling and support

Service Number
Anglicare (02) 4229 7911
Illawarra Youth Housing Adolescent and Family Counsellor (02) 4227 1266
Southern Youth and Family Service 
Association - Adolescent and family Counsellor
(02) 4228 4383
Touchstone (02) 4228 7711
UNIFAM Counselling and Mediation Service (02) 4229 9863
Urunga House (02) 4222 5408
West Street Centre (02) 4226 6441