Marist Youth Care is a not-for-profit agency focused on helping young people at risk and their families. With over 100 years of experience, our programs and services have been specially developed to give young people the support and skills they need to take their rightful place in the community. Marist Youth Care also provides housing and support to unaccompanied minors. This group of young people are amongst the most vulnerable of asylum seekers, often suffering emotional trauma, isolation and mental illness. They all attend school whilst waiting for the outcome of their visa determination.
Our 'continuum of care' model is supported by partnerships and associations with other agencies and service providers, which means we can tailor programs to suit the needs of every individual as they progress towards independence. We rely on committed staff and volunteers who share in our mission at all levels. Our success over the years is demonstrated by the positive outcomes achieved by the young people in our programs and the feedback we receive from all participants.