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Roebourne Youth Services provides a safe, comfortable and fun drop in Centre where children and young people (aged 5-18 years) can relax and participate in a range of activities and programs. Over 300 children and young people participate each week in after school and school holiday programs. Activities include music, movies, craft, sport and recreation, life skills development, health and well-being programs. Healthy meals and snacks are provided.
Services include support and education to communities & individuals with the aim of improving community safety, building wellbeing and resilience, and supporting communities to develop strategies to tackle substance misuse more generally.
This will be delivered through individual AOD Counselling, case management medical support, support groups, activities and programmes that address AOD issues.
During their time at the centre every client is provided with a comfortable bed, freshly laundered clothes, a nutritious meal and are supervised by on duty staff who monitor their well-being.
While the centre does not supply counselling or medical attention it does act as a referral service for clients and will ensure that medical attention is provided by the Roebourne Hospital located just around the corner, should it be required.
The Sobering-up centre is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and works in conjunction with the Mingga Patrol.
The Mingga service operates in the Roebourne and Wickham areas and travels a set route however this can be subject to change dependent on community need or unforeseeable circumstances. Children and young people are also provided with safe transport.
The Service aims to reduce contact between people and the criminal justice system and in particular avoid arrest and jail time.
The Mingga service continues to develop strong collaborative relationships with the local police, Government departments and other community groups who with prior notice can utilise the service for appointments, transportation and community events.
This service provides counselling and healing support to children, young people (aged 5 – 18 years) and their families primarily affected by childhood sexual abuse in Roebourne and surrounding areas. The service offers a range of artistic therapies and other forms of counselling to assist children, young people and their families to process traumatic experiences, resolve conflict, manage behaviour and develop healthy coping skills. Referrals are required and the service is confidential.