Centacare’s Outer North Youth Homelessness Service (Youth Services Elizabeth) provides case management, early intervention, outreach, post-crisis and wait-list support to young people aged 15-25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Services are delivered in-home or in a family context across the Playford, Gawler and Barossa regions.

We support young people to resume education, and gain employment and long-term housing. Clients are allocated a case manager to provide support  around independent living skills and transitioning to independent living.

Emergency and intensive accommodation support for young people aged 15-18 years who are living homeless is provided at Carlow Place, a 24-hour supported core-and-cluster residential facility at Elizabeth.

The service has capacity to house eight young people (four males and four females).

Using a case management and trauma-informed framework, Carlow Place provides a safe, caring environment with a focus on assisting young people to review and address life circumstances that have led to challenges in their lives.

Supports provided

  • Case management, information, advocacy and referral
  • Carlow Place – 24/7 on-site supported accommodation, with specific focus on improving independent living skills, health and well-being, and social and
    educational connections
  • Capacity to provide support to eligible clients living in private rental and Housing SA properties

Program details

Eligibility:  Young people aged 15 – 25 years who are receiving an independent income and who are at risk of becoming homeless or who are living homeless.  Carlow Place accept referrals for young people aged between 15 and 17 years, and can be in the process of receiving approval for an independent income.

How: Young people can self-refer or be referred by another service.  Phone (08) 8412 9570 or drop in and see us between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and ask for the Intake Worker.

Contact: The ONYHS team is based at 34 Yorktown Rd, Elizabeth Park. Phone (08) 8412 9570 or email outernorthyouth@centacare.org.au.

Other Help:  The Homeless Connect All hour on 1800 003 308.

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