This Program targets vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless young people in OoHC aged 12-23 years. SPIFY provides support to workers in the field of early intervention. It liaises between the Community Sector and South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health - Mental Health Service.
SPIFY provides a range of services including:
- Assessment and referral
- Support and advocacy
- Information clinical supervision and consultation in casework training, education and support to community and services staff
- Assistance in the development of Behaviour Management Plans in consultation with direct care staff, management and the young people
- Advice and supervision for direct care staff
- Liaison between OoHC staff, management and external agencies and Government Departments
SPIFY is self-funded by SYFS.