What we do
For the past 50 years we've been providing safe and fully-supervised homes for young people who need somewhere to live in Queensland.
Our residential care homes across Queensland are for young people aged 12 to 17 who've been removed from home and are unable to access or stay in foster care.
Each home is staffed 24/7 by a team who are specially trained and skilled in supporting young people to live well and be their best. Youth workers and other support workers are frequent visitors, provide guidance to young people and helping them stay committed to education and training. Homes usually have around two to four young people living there.
How we help
Our program is designed around the Sanctuary Model of Care and a trauma-informed approach.
This recognises that young people in residential care experience a range of challenges that they've developed from exposure to severe adversity and trauma. Difficulty managing emotions, behaviours, relationships and independent life skills can sometimes result from this exposure.
Our program provides a nurturing home for these young people, where our 24/7 on-site support workers will help them build their positive life skills, offering guidance on:
- Support with education, training and employment
- Which support services and networks are helpful
- Positive behaviour support
- Money and budgeting skills
- Personal growth and development
- How to develop healthy and positive social relationships
- How to be physically healthy
- How to prepare nutritious and low-cost meals
- What really matters to you
- Connecting with culture
- How to manage emotions and heal from past traumas