Byron Youth Service became a contracted provider of the NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) Early Intervention & Placement Prevention (EIPP) Program in July 2011.
BYS EIPP fosters a positive future for our community through the empowerment of ‘at-risk’ youth aged 12-18. The aim of this early intervention program is to reach young people & their families & offer support that reduces the chances of a young person living away from home or coming in contact with the chlld protection system.
The program works with young people from across the shire, their families , high schools, other organisations & individuals to identify young people who may benefit from extra support. EIPP supports clients to build personal resilience & address barriers in their life and is delivered at both the Byron YAC and the Cottage in Mullumbimby.
As part of the program BYS youth workers provide both individual and group support for young people that are in need of support, referral, information and case management to address important issues in their lives.
BYS works with a range of other organisations to support young people including: Reconnect (Youth Homelessness & Early Intervention); Byron Youth House (Youth homelessness); On Track Community Programs (Accommodation Project); Intra Youth Service (Outreach A&OD service); North Coast Area Health Service (Adolescent Mental Health Services); Centrelink (Social Workers,Community Engagement Officers, financial support services); NSW Department Home School Liaison Officers); BYS Links 2 Learning (Vocational Education & Training, life skills support); NSW TAFE (training); Job Network Providers & many others.