Youth Services Newcastle

Offering personalised youth counselling and support throughout New South Wales since 1984.

Samaritans Youth Services in Newcastle and surrounds offer extensive help to young people aged from 12 years. This includes support with everything from counselling, accommodation and parenting advice to drugs and alcohol, relationships and much more.

Phone 0428 006 471

Getting It Together Scheme

Samaritans offers financial support for young people and their families in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley. Samaritans provides the Getting It Together Scheme (GITS), a financial brokerage service for young people and their families who have a history…

Phone 1800 270 738 for referrals

Rural Young Minds

Samaritans provides mental health wellbeing support to youth in Muswellbrook, Upper Hunter and Liverpool Plains Rural Young Minds (RYM) is a program for young people aged 12-25 years that have complex-severe mental health concerns. The program addresses “the missing middle”…

Phone 4960 7280

Samaritans Transitional Accommodation Newcastle

Samaritans Youth Transitional Accommodation Newcastle and Lower Hunter manages a number of transitional accommodation properties in Newcastle Local Government Area and Cessnock Local Government Area. These properties provide young people aged 16 – 24 years with access to short-term, stable…

Phone 4933 9330

Samaritans Youth Accommodation Maitland

Samaritans Youth Accommodation Maitland  provides short term accommodation for young people aged 12-15 who are experiencing homelessness. This accommodation is focused on supporting young people where there is a goal of restoration to family. This service supports young people to develop…

Phone 4955 8358

Samaritans Youth Accommodation Newcastle

Samaritans Youth Accommodation Newcastle provides short term immediate accommodation for young people aged 16-19 who are experiencing homelessness. This service supports young people to develop the skills needed to maintain a permanent and stable living arrangement. Accommodation is subject to…

Phone 4960 7280

Samaritans Transitional Accommodation Lower Hunter

Samaritans Youth Transitional Accommodation Newcastle and Lower Hunter manages a number of transitional accommodation properties in Newcastle Local Government Area and Cessnock Local Government Area. These properties provide young people aged 16 – 24 years with access to short-term, stable…

Phone Erin Boyd (Newcastle) – 0428 006 471 or Rachelle Aitken – (Maitland/Dungog) 0407 891 650

Community & Youth Development Project

The Community & Youth Development Projects work in partnership with young people and those working with them to encourage the integration and participation of young people in all aspects of community life and to promote the availability of services.

Homeless Services

Samaritans offers quality homeless services in Newcastle and surrounds to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Samaritans is committed to providing those experiencing homelessness in the Hunter Valley with the right opportunities and support to find a pathway out. Samaritans…

Phone 4931 1000

headspace Maitland

Provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Australia. Hunter headspace, based in Maitland, is auspiced by the Samaritans.

Phone (02) 4014 9306

Foster Care

This foster care service supports foster carers who provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and young people who are not able to live with their family.

Phone 4014 9380

Reconnect

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Aim to provide a range of supports to young people aged between 12 and 18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and who want some assistance with their family relationships. We can help with things like counselling, goal setting and mediation.

Phone 4942 5275

Youth Early Intervention Activities

Offers support to young people and their families aged between 12-18 years and is delivered by way of specialised programs, individual casework and activities and skill development groups. This is a free service and is offered to schools, other organisations and the community.