External Support Services

External Support Services

THE SHOPFRONT YOUTH LEGAL CENTRE

In 1993, the Shopfront Youth Legal Centre was established in Sydney’s inner city. The shopfront is a free legal service for homeless and disadvantaged young people aged 25 and under.

About Shopfront

The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre was NSW’s first specialist legal service for homeless people and also an early example of a successful business and community collaboration.

It is now a three-way joint venture between Herbert Smith Freehills, Mission Australia and The Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network; who have been part of the program since 1997.

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Kirketon Road Centre (KRC)

KRC come to Monday lunch every week to provide medical assistance and advice to our young people. They aim to provide healthcare and education to the young people that access our service.

About KRC

The Kirketon Road Centre (KRC) was established in April 1987 as a NSW State Government initiative following recommendations of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Prostitution in NSW (Rogan Report 1986).

The aims of the service are:

  • To prevent and minimise HIV/AIDS and other transmissible infections (including sexually transmissible infections and hepatitis) among “at risk” young people, sex workers and people who inject drugs.
  • To treat and care for clients with HIV/AIDS and other transmissible infections among these target populations.

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CentreLink

A Centrelink representative comes to Oasis once every fortnight to offer assistance to our young people accessing Centrelink benefits. This helps young people begin or restore payments that may have been cut off and offers them assistance with all things related to Centrelink.

About CentreLink

CentreLink delivers a range of payments and services for people at times of major change, including but not limited to the support of Community Engagement Officers, rent assistance, crisis payments, access to social workers and Austudy.

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Program for Early Intervention and Prevention of Disability (PEIPOD)

The PEIPOD clinic runs out of Oasis Crisis Accommodation every Wednesday. This service allows for clinical staff from St Vincent’s Hospital to come in and conduct clinics with our young people. This clinic primarily targets those in the early stages of developing concerns around their mental health.

This program aims to engage young people who are afraid to visit the hospital the opportunity to seek mental health support in a non-threatening environment – supported by their youth workers.

This program  provides further support to staff who are dealing with young people with complex needs, allowing them to ask questions and seek guidance around supporting clients with these concerns.

About PEIPOD

PEIPOD provides interventions for young people (ages 16-25) with recent onset of psychosis or mood or anxiety disorder.

The PEIPOD service goal is to minimise the impact of psychosis, mood or anxiety disorder on a young person’s life and to promote recovery within the Strengths Approach framework which is consumer-driven and future-oriented.

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