A number of our WA PCYC centres have Safe Space™ programs which offer regular “drop-in” sessions or provide a place where youth can “hang out” after school and on the weekends. The aim is to provide a safe place for young people to meet and to participate in and try new activities. 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 Safe Space™ 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.
Albany PCYC – Strike II™
Strike II™ is a diversionary Safe Space™ program aimed at providing activities which engage young people away from antisocial behaviour. The program 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 enables young people to access advice and assistance from youth workers, allowing them to address personal issues that they may be experiencing in their lives and helping to reduce vandalism and antisocial behaviour in the community.
Broome PCYC – Safe Space™
Broome PCYC will deliver the Safe Space program after-hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm to provide young people with a supervised, non-threatening environment where they can participate in a variety of activities and meet new friends.
Collie PCYC – Safe Sanctuary™
Safe Sanctuary provides a popular haven for youth to participate in activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, sports and excursions. The aim is to provide a safe place for 10 -17 year olds to participate in a range of activities and to create pathways to other existing regional services such as youth mental health, counselling, employment and training.
Exmouth PCYC – Girls Safe Space™
Exmouth PCYC offers an after-school diversionary Safe Space™ program aimed at providing activities such as table tennis, pool, air hockey, foos ball, Wii Sports, karaoke, big screen TV, DVD’s music and magazines to engage youth 11-18 years, away from antisocial behaviour.
Fremantle PCYC Safe Space™ program 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.
Youth Space™ offers a range of activities such as pool, table tennis and Foo’s ball for youth ages 6-18 years. It provides a safe environment for youth young people to meet and the opportunity to try new activities.
Kensington PCYC Safe Space program 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 Safe Space™ 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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