AFTER CARE SERVICES
At SAF we believe that relationships are one of the most important things when it comes to looking after children and young people. Children and young people in Out of Home Care leave care at 18 years of age and that is where the funding generally stops. Recent research has shown that most children don’t move out the family home until they are at least 25 years old, so why should this be any different for our children and young people?
As a result, SAF have self-funded an aftercare program so that we can continue to provide support to children and young people up until 25 years of age This enables us to continue our already established relationships and provide a continuum of care that is not readily available.
Our Therapeutic Aftercare Practitioner liaises with new adult services along with the young person. The worker already knows their care history and what they need support with, and relives the young adults from having to tell their stories over and over again.
Any young person that has ever been under the care of SAF can access this service and will be able to access advice and advocacy on a large amount of topics. This includes, housing, budgeting, general living skills, referrals to counselling/drug and alcohol support, accessing their leaving care plan, financials and everything in between.
Contact our head office on 9569 6933 if you would like to get involved with SAF’s Aftercare program, or donate to the program