Unstable accommodation, transience and homelessness can impact a young person’s educational opportunities and future success.

The Schools Assertive Outreach (SAO) service is a free intervention service that supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to stay connected with education. This is crucial to minimising the impact of homelessness both now and in the future.

SAO connects young people to further education, training, employment and safe and secure accommodation.

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Services provided

  • Case management
  • Referral pathways and advocacy
  • One-on-one and group support
  • Outreach support

Program details

Who: Young people aged 12 to 20 years who are living homeless or are at risk of homelessness and are wanting to maintain links to education and further training.

How: Young people can self-refer by phone 8159 1400, email seatonadmin@centacare.org.au or through a support worker.  You can also download, fill in and return a SAO referral form.

Where: The team is based at Seaton and deliver services across metropolitan Adelaide.

Contact: The SAO team is located at 413 Grange Rd, Seaton. Phone 8159 1400. For emergency accommodation assistance, please freecall the Youth Homelessness Gateway 1800 003 308.  


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