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Community Health for Adolescents In Need (CHAIN)


CHAIN provides a range of health services to young people aged from 12 to 24 years (inclusive) including young people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless or those at risk of disadvantage and homelessness and their families.

CHAIN provides a holistic approach to health care through the following range of services.


Primary health care services including:

  • Showers, laundry, personal care and hygiene needs
  • Practical assistance, information and referrals
  • Daily breakfast
  • Living and social skills education
  • Positive health behaviours and skills development
  • Contraception - condoms, morning after pill
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Quit smoking advice and support including access to NRT
  • Prescription vouchers for common medications (conditions apply)


Health Clinics:

  • Access to various health care services including:
  • Maternity services (Baby CHAIN)
  • Chlamydia screening and access to Sexual Health Clinic 
  • Drug and Alcohol Community Youth Team


Health promotion and education aimed at key issues:

  • Dietitian (healthy eating)
  • Safe sex practices and healthy relationships
  • Self-esteem and positive mental health
  • Drug and alcohol information and referral
  • Reducing risk-taking behaviours


Other services provided by CHAIN:

  • Information and referrals to other services for accommodation, legal assistance and income support
  • Legal Aid outreach clinic
  • Assistance to obtain Medicare and Health Care cards
  • Centrelink outreach clinic


CHAIN is funded through the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District NGO Partnerships for Health Grant Program

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