Premier's Youth Initiative
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Premier's Youth Initiative

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The Premier’s Youth Initiative provides services to young people leaving statutory out-of-home care (OOHC). In the Hunter and Central Coast region, PYI is run by Samaritans in partnership with Path2Change, My Foundations Youth Housing and Youth Connections.

Young care leavers will have access to:

A personal advisor
Education and employment mentoring
Transition support to build living skills
Support to find long-term accommodation

The program assists young care leavers to develop strong personal networks and skills to navigate multiple adult support service systems and increase their capacity to manage crises and change as they transition to independence.

Nomination to the program is via the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

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