Back to service results

Community Health for Adolescents In Need (CHAIN)

Gwynneville

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 (phone only)
  • 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 Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (IHSHY) which is a joint State and Commonwealth Program and administered by the South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Services.

Make an enquiry

Contact Details