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Aboriginal Residential Care Program



This program is a service for young Aboriginal males aged between 12 and 17 years who have been referred to the service through the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Family and Community Services. In most cases parental responsibility has been allocated to the Minister or Director General due to family neglect, physical and emotional abuse.

The aim of the service is to work in partnership with Traditional Elders, Aboriginal Elders, Aboriginal Service providers and Aboriginal community members for continual and lasting improvement outcomes for young people, families and communities involved in working together to restore our young people back to their families/kinship and community.

The goal of the program is to build the self resilience and self confidence of young people, and create a strong sense of pride in their cultural identity and heritage.

All Youth Off The Streets programs encourage youth to explore a range of options that enhance and promote cultural pride as well as develop and/or build on and maintain connections to their culture.

Abstract adapted from Father Chris Riley's Youth of the Streets


Father Chris Riley's Youth of the Streets
PO Box 6025
Alexandria NSW 2015
Free call: 1800 062 288


Last updated: 7 September 2017
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