Child, Youth and Family Services

For some young people, living at home with their families is not possible for a range of circumstances beyond their control. No matter what the circumstance, young people always have a right to protection, support and education.

When these circumstances arise and young people do not have the support to live at home, Merriwa can assist to provide a safe and comfortable environment, supporting and caring for the young person in order to maximise their educational, relationship and social opportunities.

Merriwa is a Child Safe organisation and services are provided on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Accommodation Supports can be offered on a short or long term basis for young persons under 18 years of age.

Merriwa is also a registered NDIS provider which enables us to offer accommodation to young people on a Voluntary Child Care Agreement (VCCA). In these circumstances, accommodation can be offered post 18yrs of age.