We acknowledge the Traditional Owners in each of the communities where we work and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.
Family Access Network has been providing services to young people since 1981 and is committed to responding to the diverse needs of homeless and at risk young people and young families. Our service philosophy is underpinned by a client focussed rights-based approach. We operate in the belief that timely intervention maximises positive outcomes.
FAN’s vision is for a community which acknowledges and values the dignity and worth of all citizens and enables individuals to deal positively with adverse situations in their lives.
Family Access Network will provide support to young people who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness in the form of:
- Access to accommodation and support options including therapeutic interventions for both young people and accompanying children.
- Development of resources for young people, children and staff.
- Provide social skill development opportunities for at risk young people and accompanying children.
- Engage in high quality research while conducting in-house research on best practice and innovation.
PROGRAMS – FAN provides the following services
Homeless Support Services
FAN’s Homeless Support Services encompasses a client focused, case management framework providing support and assistance to young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Pivate Rental Brokerage Program
Through the Youth Homelessness Action Plan 2 (YHAP2) Initiative funding, FAN has established a Private Rental Brokerage Program to assist and equip young homeless people to access, retain and sustain private rental accommodation as a long-term option.
The Life Skills Program, funded through City of Whitehorse and other partners offers a variety of workshop-based activities for at risk young people to learn new skills within a personal development framework.
The Children’s Program – Early Years provides adequate and timely support to young pregnant / parenting families and there accompanying children, providing them with appropriate services and therapeutic interventions.
There is a rich history of Volunteers contributing to the care of young people linked to FAN’s services which stems back to the early 1980’s.