We empower young people and their families to reach goals and build resilience
Bellingen Shire Youth Services is the only locally based youth and family service that services Bellingen Shire. We are proud to be part of Neighbourhood Centres of Bellingen Shire. We rent an office at the Youth Hub and young people can easily access our Youth Caseworkers there or wherever is best for them. Ours is a non-threatening, trauma-informed “youth friendly” service that is focused on improving the lives of our local young people.
Our Youth Service has been in this area and linked to the Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre for over twenty years. We work closely with a range of community stakeholders to find best outcomes for youth and their families. Our programs and individual support work is driven by experienced workers with a focus on balancing evidence informed practice and capacity to respond to local need. We work across the entire shire, including Dorrigo, the seaboard and surrounding areas and in the Nambucca Shire too.
The service works collaboratively with young people and their families, high schools, other organisations and individuals. We support young people aged 12-18 and their families who may be at risk or would benefit from extra support.
Bellingen Shire Youth Caseworkers provide individual support to young people who live, work or study in Bellingen Shire. Although our office is based at Bellingen Youth Hub, we provide an active outreach service across the entire Shire including Dorrigo, Urunga, and the Seaboard. We have visited Dundurrabin Primary school and maintain a regular presence at Dorrigo High School and connection to Dorrigo Youth Centre. The service works collaboratively with other services and our local community to provide a service that is responsive, flexible and inclusive.