Assessment and Service Connect
Assessment and Service Connect (ASC) seeks to increase the safety of children, young people and families, ensuring children are cared for, protected and able to reach their full potential.
ASC receives referrals from the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, in relation to notifications of harm, or alleged risk of harm. ASC is a voluntary service, supporting children, young people and families to identify goals that increase their safety, sense of belonging and wellbeing. Assisting them to connect with the right support services, at the right time and in the right place.
IFYS provides an ASC response on the Sunshine Coast, in the Moreton Bay Region and in Cairns and the surrounding Child Safety catchment areas.
Contact IFYS (07) 5438 3000 and ask to speak with the ASC Teams on the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Region, or in Cairns, for more information.
Emergency Relief Program
Emergency Relief (ER) helps people address immediate basic needs in times of crisis. The Program supports individuals and families experiencing financial distress or hardship and who have limited means or resources. ER offers an immediate response to the crisis, as well as support and referrals to other services in the community if more intensive support is required.
Contact IFYS (07) 5438 3000 and ask to speak with the Emergency Relief Program for more information and to make an appointment to see someone.
Young Parents Support Program
The Young Parents Program supports young mums and dads on the Sunshine Coast, up to 25 years of age. Support and programs are tailored to the needs of young pregnant and parenting families. The Program offers a safe space for families to engage in activities that strengthen their ability to parent, to access information and support in the community and build networks. Families are supported to work towards goals which will help them reach their full potential.
Contact IFYS on (07) 5438 3000 and ask to speak with the Young Parents Program for more information about eligibility and referrals.
Sunshine Coast Domestic and Family Violence Services System Coordination Service
The Sunshine Coast Domestic and Family Violence Service System Coordination Services (SCDFVSSCS) supports the coordination of services available to people escaping family and domestic violence on the Sunshine Coast. The service, working collaboratively with the sector, is seeking to ensure consistent, professional and coordinated responses to make sure victims and their children are safe, while holding perpetrators to account.
Contact IFYS on (07) 5438 3000 and ask to speak with Domestic and Family Violence Team for more information.