AYSA is involved in a number of regional groups and forums. These offer opportunities for advocacy, partnership and a collective voice on issues of regional significance.
AYSA’s work in these forums seeks to represent the needs of young people and identify gaps in service delivery. AYSA would like to thank all agencies contributing to these forums and recognises the high standard of professionalism and partnership available in the Great Southern Region.
AYSA Youth Reference Group
This group provides feedback to the AYSA CEO and Board on issues facing young people and young people’s experience of accessing AYSA programs. Great Southern Homelessness Forum: Regional multiagency forum focused on addressing homelessness.
Palmerston attends AYSA clinical intake meetings and provides joint case management and support to AYSA clients with chronic AOD issues. Palmerston also attend AYSA intake and group clinical supervision.
Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support
AYSA has a regional focused MOU with the Department and provides joint case management and support to many young people in care of the department and/or leaving care through the Navig8 program.
Community Housing Provider co-delivery of transition housing program with the SHOT Program (Support Housing Outreach and Tenancy Program).
Partner in delivery of Navig8 program, young people leaving care services.
AYSA is a Headspace Consortium Partner and delivers Reconnect Services from Albany Headspace and attends Headspace intake.
City of Albany and Albany Public Library
Partner in the Sleepout event and local government initiatives.
Great Southern Aboriginal Health Service
Program partner: Co-delivery of the Our Tomorrow program.
AYSA is a regional representative for Shelter WA.
Lower Great Southern Alcohol and Other Drug Management Group
Regional multiagency forum focussed on addressing alcohol and other drug issues in the lower great southern.
Great Southern Youth Outcomes Forum
Regional multiagency forum focused on addressing complex needs of young people in the region.
Great Southern Human Services Forum
AYSA is a member of this forum as a representative for the Great Southern Homelessness Forum and regional issues facing young people.
Department of Education and Department of Education Participation Team
Program partner for Our Tomorrow and joint case management and support of young people disengaged from education.