Marist Youth Care in the spirit of Marcellin Champagnat, stands in solidarity with young people at risk in their struggle for wholeness of life.
We endeavour to nurture these young people with care, love and understanding and, where possible, attempt to reconcile them with their families.
In working with children and adolescents, we are prepared to go beyond recognised limits of care and tolerance.
Through a variety of programs we invite these young people to continue to take charge of their lives.
Strengths Focussed – we believe in the potential of young people and help them utilise their strengths to effect change.
Empathy – we show understanding for the feelings and circumstances of others and strive for fairness and justice.
Respect – we respect and acknowledge differences and the unique needs of young people in the professional delivery of our services.
Perseverance – we are prepared to go beyond the recognised limits of care and tolerance in working with young people.
Inclusiveness – our services are available and accessible to all young people, regardless of their beliefs and backgrounds
Innovation – we are innovative, courageous and imaginative and willing to take risks to achieve the best outcomes for young people
Our Marist Way
The Marist Way encapsulates a distinctive Marist style which is founded in the belief "to bring up children properly, we must love them and love them all equally".
From this principle flows the particular characteristics of the Marist Way: presence, simplicity, family spirit, love of work and following the way of Mary.