New youth centre in heart of Woy Woy

The new centre in Woy Woy

RYSS Peninsula Youth Services has a new centre in the heart of Woy Woy, to officially be opened on Friday, February 16.

The dedicated space aims to provide essential support for vulnerable young people aged 12-17 years across the Peninsula region, delivering a range of targeted intervention strategies, case planning, engaging group activities, and transformative life skill and independence-building programs.

“By establishing a strong presence in Woy Woy, the organisation is committed to working collaboratively with the local community to create a supportive and inclusive environment for the youth,” Regional Youth Support Services CEO Kim McLoughry said.

Peninsula Youth Services takes a holistic, client-centred approach.

By recognising and addressing individual needs, the organisation fosters collaboration within the community to create positive outcomes for young people.

The goal is to promote independence and build resilience, offering a diverse range of services to enhance the wellbeing of the local youth.

Located in the Woy Woy Oval kiosk at 51 Chambers Pl, the new RYSS facility provides a welcoming environment where young people can access case management and referral supports, participate in group skill-building activities, and engage in youth-oriented community events.

It focuses on supporting children and young people aged 12-17 in the following key areas: early intervention supports; case management; accommodation; building independence; and guidance and referrals.

Targeted early intervention supports will provide timely and targeted assistance to address emerging issues and prevent escalation.

Personalised case planning and support will be provided for both individuals and their families.

Assistance will be offered in finding and securing safe living arrangements for those in need.

Engaging programs will be offered to equip young individuals with essential life skills.

Guidance, referrals and information will be provided to meet the diverse needs of the youth.

More details are available by emailing reachout@ryss.com.au or on the website: www.ryss.com.au

The centre is open by appointment – call 4323 2374 to access support.

Following the official opening a range of free programs will be on offer including: living skills; a music and recording program; and a women’s cultural group.

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