Youth Support Services

Newly Arrived Youth Support Services (NAYSS) and RECONNECT

SpeargrassCampMelaleuca’s youth program provides a multi-function program, offering a holistic, timely and culturally appropriate service to young people of refugee and migration background aged 12 to 21 years. The youth program under RECONNECT supports young people who are at risk of homelessness and enhances refugee youth engagement with family, education, training and community. The youth team collaborates with other agencies to facilitate new networks for young people and provide them with important social connections and extra support.

Melaleuca’s youth team provides

  • individual support
  • focussed group work
  • school-based support
  • community development activities
  • capacity-building initiatives
  • action-based research
  • holiday program activities

Information & Contact

Counsellor and Youth Support
Phone: (08) 8985 3311
Email: referrals@melaleuca.org.au


Youth Swim Program January 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASwimProgramIIA great way for young people from refugee/migrant background to have fun and develop swimming skills with qualified instructors from NT Royal Life Saving Society at Casuarina Swimming Pool.

Thanks to Darwin City Council for their support to help make this invaluable program possible. All the young people are asking ‘when is the next one?!’ If you would like to support this swim program in the future please contact Melaleuca Refugee Centre.