Escare runs a part-time Youth Service that offers a regular group, information, referrals, advocacy, one to one assistance and recreational activities to you "at risk" people, ages between 12-18 years, in Esperance.
Escare offers Case Management (One to One)
Our core funding comes through DCP & FS. Our objectives reflect the contractual obligations we have with the department. At EYS we believe that 'Youth Matters' and we constantly strive to offered young people opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and connection within the Esperance community.
Escare has a youth room which is a comfortable setting where one on one sessions can take place. Current resources are readily available and there is access to a computer to assist with job searching and writing and printing resumes.
Our service objective is to:
- Reduce the overall level of risk for the young person
- improve relationships with family, school and community where appropriate
- Link young people to relevant services such as employment, training and education, accommodation, counselling, and other support services as deemed appropriate.
- Enhance a young person’s ability to effectively manage their lives and increase their resilience.
Escare Youth Service has a MOU with Crossroads West. The Escare Youth worker case manages and supports young people in Esperance who are currently in care, leaving care or have already left care.
For more information, see www.salvationarmy.org.au/en/find-us/western-australia/our-services/crossroads-west/
GET INTO OUTSIDE - Funded by Dept. of Sport and Recreation.
This program ran over a term. Escare Youth had the opportunity to participate in a number of sporting and outdoor activities that would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience or partake in.
All the young people thoroughly enjoyed these activities and visiting other sporting clubs in the Esperance community.
As a result of this the Escare Youth service continue to regularly partake in a number of sporting nor outdoor activities in the wider community, including swimming, tennis, soccer, badminton, mountain bike riding and geocaching.
View article and photos at the tennis session at www.esperancetennisclub.com.au/esperance-tennis-club-news/160-escare-youth-group.html
Escare Youth in partnership with Cliffs Resources and the Esperance Bay Yacht Club offered a two-day introduction to sailing. This was a huge success with two young people going on to do a week long 'Lean to sail' Course in October School holidays. One of these young people is now a member of the EBYC and sails regularly in the Junior Competition.
Escare Youth participated in the Act-Belong-Commit Esperance & Norseman Hip Hop Project. They took part in a dance session facilitated by the Indigenous Hip Hop Project performers followed by a free community performance held at the local Civic Centre.
The Young Women's Group has been established. This group of 10-12 young indigenous and non-indigenous women meet on a fortnightly basis.
This group offers an opportunity to discuss any issue or concerns in a safe non-judgemental environment. They have the opportunity to be engaged with the Youth Worker and their peers whilst linking them in with appropriate services and providing relevant and up to date information on any issues they’re experiencing. Many activities are focused on increasing self-=esteem, confidence and life skills. Activities include cooking, sewing, participating in community art activities and events.
Regular Youth Group
A group of up to ten young people meet regularly and particpate in activities at Lotteries House as well as in the local community. Activities have recenlty included the School Holiday programme, art and craft activites and more.
Escare Youth Service also works closely with other local services such as Health Promotions, Cannery Arts, Community Health;Corrective Services and Sporting Groups in working with young people in Espernance.
Contacting the Youth Worker