Youth Family and Community Connections (YFCC)
Crisis Accommodation Support Services (CASS) - Burnie
CASS provides crisis accommodation and support services for young people, aged 13 to 20, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Accommodation is safe, affordable, appropriate to the needs of clients and for the duration of the client’s period of crisis.
The Service is available at all times (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
Support Services are focused on immediately stabilising the clients’ crisis and, where appropriate and safe to do so, supporting clients to rebuild relationships and exit accommodation with family. Where reconnection with family is not likely, support is focused to help clients plan their exit out of crisis including connecting with relevant internal and external support services that will provide ongoing support where needed to establish and maintain appropriate housing.
Support services also include developing and assisting with living skills, and support to engage with education, training and/or employment and the local community.
What the service can help with
Housing and homelessness
How the service is delivered
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Services are available for
Age eligibility for children
13 - 21
To access the service, clients
Must live in Burnie City; Circular Head; King Island; Waratah/Wynyard
Must be homeless or at risk of homelessness
Cost of service
Mixture of free and fee-paying
Fees can be waived if client is unable to pay
Fees charged according to client capacity to pay
Is a referral required?
No referral required
How do clients access the service?
Transportation can be provided
Home visits can be provided