The safeSPACE program is run at multiple centres, providing youth and youth at risk with a safe place to hang out and participate in activities and programs. At many of our centres, youth have access to youth workers who can help identify their needs and if necessary work with them to address these, or refer them to other agencies and services for the appropriate support.
WA PCYC safeSPACE aims to increase the relationship between youth and the community, along with decreasing offending and anti-social behaviour. Structured activities encourage teamwork and aim to help develop communication skills.
The following centres currently offer the safeSPACE program:
Strike II is a diversionary safeSpace program that offers young people aged 10-17 interactive activities such as basketball, gladiator duels, indoor soccer, movies, skateboarding, pool tables and hang out areas. It also provides youth with access to youth workers, allowing them seek advice and address personal issues that they may be experiencing in their lives.
safeSPACE at Broome PCYC runs after-hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and provides young people with a supervised, non-threatening environment where they can participate in a variety of activities and meet new friends.
1. Drop In Girls Space (DIGS) – supporting, nurturing and mentoring young women in a safe environment. DIGS girls receive life skills coaching and mentoring from professional women in the community, healthy snacks and transport to and home in the PCYC bus.
2. Boys Only Drop In – offering young people a safe place to hang out. Activities include computer and board games, TV, movies, cooking and craft. Participants are provided with healthy snacks and fruit and transport home in the PCYC bus.
3. Friday Nights – partnering with the WA Police Force its a successful intervention program that provides young people a safe place to participate in structured activities such as indoor basketball, cricket, soccer, table tennis and roller skating, while providing transport to and home as well as a healthy meal and fruit. On the last Friday of the month safeSPACE takes the form of a disco complete with music, lights, games and lots of fun.
Safe Sanctuary at Collie PCYC provides a popular haven for youth to participate in activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, sports and excursions. Available for youth aged 10 -17 year old, participants engage in a range of activities activities and have access to pathways to other existing regional services such as youth mental health, counselling, employment and training.
The after-school diversionary safeSPACE program at Exmouth PCYC provides activities such as table tennis, pool, air hockey, foosball, Wii Sports, karaoke, big screen TV, DVD’s music and magazines to engage youth 11-18 years, away from antisocial behaviour.
The safeSPACE program at Fremantle PCYC is available and free for youth aged 8-17 years and offers a range of facilities available such as Playstations, X-Boxes, TV + DVD’s, Pool tables, Arcades, Computers Games, Internet Access and more.
Activities such as pool, table tennis and Foo’s ball for youth ages 6-18 years are on offer as part of the safeSPACE program in Geraldton. It provides a safe environment for youth young people to meet and the opportunity to try new activities.
The Gosnells PCYC safeSPACE program runs from Thursday – Saturday evening and offers youth aged 12 – 15 years an opportunity to engage in activities such as craft, pool tables, fooseball, air hockey and indoor sports such as basketball, cricket and soccer. A healthy meal is provided on the weekends, along with transport from designated drop off and pick up spots.
Kensington PCYC safeSPACE offers loads of activities to keep teenagers entertained, such as a pool table and a wide selection of Xbox and Playstation games. This program aims provide a range of activities and opportunities out of school hours and during school holidays.
The Roebourne PCYC safeSPACE initiative provides a safe place for local young people to hang out, in a supervised environment whilst engaging in life skills workshops, and provides youth with access to youth workers and support agencies. Youth are also provided with a nutritious meal and transport home.
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