Phoenix House provides early intervention and support services to the most challenged young people living in Sydney and delivers life- changing outcomes.
Phoenix House provides a fully integrated, wrap around service model.
Donations to Phoenix House Youth Services are used to fund youth support services and programs. Donors are able to nominate the specific programs they wish to support.
Phoenix House Youth Services is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission CFN/21719.
For more than 30 years Phoenix House has provided support services to the most challenged young people living in Sydney.
Historically Phoenix House provided accommodation for homeless and at risk young people. This service was fully government funded. In 2014 Phoenix House reviewed its role in the youth services sector and currently operates as a social business enterprise focused on building resilience in young people to attain a sustainable livelihood and be life ready.
Many young people need support to stay at school, or to find suitable education or training that meets their needs and aspirations.
Early intervention for young people who are struggling in education is critical. If core skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours are not developed across childhood and adolescence, they become increasingly difficult and expensive to address later in life. Young people not fully engaged in education or work are at greater risk of long-term unemployment, cycles of low pay, employment insecurity and social exclusion. Early school leavers are two and a half times more likely to be unemployed, earn lower wages and have poorer quality of life outcomes. Phoenix House provides flexible education programs for young people with very specific and challenging needs. We work with schools and families to identify young people at risk. Students identified have a range of complex social and educational needs and are at a high risk of leaving school early. We catch young people before they fully disengage with formal education and aim to inspire a life-long love of learning.