What we do

Bridges Reconnect provides support to young people between the ages of 12 and 18-years-old who are at risk of homelessness, or have recently become homeless. It provides free confidential support to young people (and their families, where appropriate) to assist young people to:

  • Stay at home until they have the necessary skills to become independent.
  • Connect with support services if they have become homeless.
  • Re-engage with their communities (and families, where appropriate) through counselling, mediation and general support.
  • Better deal with conflict within family homes when young people are at risk of homelessness.

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How do we support young people?

We can help young people to:

  • Work things out with their parents and family.
  • Stay in school when things get tough, or support them with mainstream or alternative education.
  • Link in with employment and training options.
  • Apply for income support through Centrelink (if eligible).
  • Connect with programs that help address issues such as low self-esteem, relationship building and conflict resolution.
  • Connect with homeless shelters and/or accommodation services.

How do we support parents and families?

We can help parents, guardians and families to:

  • Work things out with their young people.
  • Communicate better with their young people.
  • Address and mediate conflict issues within the family.
  • Set family goals and limits.
  • Learn new strategies for coping with conflict within the family home that is placing their young people at risk of homelessness.
  • Learn to live apart but stay connected to their young people.

Help when and where you need it

Our team is flexible and able to meet with young people at school, at an agreed local public place or within the family home where appropriate. These appointments can be outside of school and work hours if necessary. Young people can call us themselves, or they may be referred by school staff, other youth agencies and government departments. Families may also contact us to seek information or assistance. Give us a call on (07) 3208 1478, our office is open 8am-4pm from Monday to Friday.

Are you eligible to access this service?

We are funded to provide this service young people aged 12-18-years-old and their families, who reside in or attend school in the local areas of Annerley, Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Coorparoo, Crestmead, Dutton Park, Eagleby, East Brisbane, Hillcrest, Fairfield, Greenslopes, Highgate Hill, Kangaroo Point, Kingston, Loganholme, Loganlea, Marsden, Park Ridge, Regents Park, Slacks Creek, South Brisbane, West End, Woodridge, Woolloongabba and Yeronga.

The Bridges Reconnect office is located in the Keystone service building.

Contact us

Location
100 Railway Parade
Woodridge Qld 4114
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Bridges Reconnect is funded by the Department of Social Services.