COVID 19 Update
FAN is an essential service and we will continue to remain open.
In an effort to help stop the spread of coronavirus, we are changing the way we provide many of our services to support young people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Please contact us to discuss these options as many of your services have gone digital including groups.
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 focused, 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:
Private Rental Brokerage Prog.
Life Skills Program
FAN’s Homeless Support Services use a client focused case management framework to provide support and assistance to young people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.
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.
There is a rich and rewarding history of volunteers contributing to the care of young people linked to FAN’s services.