Through a series of regular interviews on The Breakfast Show with Mark Patrick, Monique, Raina and Rhys from Yorganop youth transition coaches yarn about the ways they walk with youth, specifically between the ages of 18 to 21, who reach out for support at this important time of life. Listen back to the interview series below.
“Yorganop Home Stretch offers young people leaving out-of-home / foster care with one-on-one coaching and other support, from when they turn 18 and until the age of 21. The Home Stretch WA program was designed with young people with lived experience of having left care and made their way to independent adulthood, often with little, if any help.
As an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO), Yorganop’s Home Stretch service focuses on the needs of young Aboriginal people. Some of the challenges they face include homelessness, lack of independent living skills, responsibilities for other family members, poor education and employment options, early pregnancy and the risk of having their child taken into care, involvement with the justice system, health issues, and substance abuse resulting from trauma and other issues.
Yorganop transition coaches are committed to standing alongside Aboriginal young people and supporting them to overcome their challenges, meet their needs, reach their goals, and create the life they want to live.” – Yorganop Home Stretch WA website.
Listen back to the interviews with Mark Patrick on The Breakfast Show here…