CHAIN (Community Health for Adolescents In Need)

CHAIN provides a range of health services to young people aged from 12 to 24 years (inclusive) including young people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless or those at risk of disadvantage and homelessness and their families.

CHAIN provides a holistic approach to health care through the following range of services.IMG 0657

Primary health care services including:

  • showers
  • personal care and hygiene needs including a laundry
  • access to a range of health and community services
  • other practical assistance

Health promotion and education aimed at key issues:IMG 0956

  • dietitian & nutrition (healthy eating)
  • safe sex practices
  • parenting skills education and support
  • self esteem
  • drug and alcohol information and referral
  • risk taking behaviours

Programs and activities include :

  • daily breakfast programs
  • living and social skills education
  • health behaviours and skills development
  • Access to various health care services including:
  • maternity services (Baby CHAIN)
  • sexual health clinic
  • contraception - condoms, morning after pill
  • pregnancy testing
  • drug and alcohol community youth team - drop in clinic

Other services provided by CHAIN:

  • Information and referral to other services for accommodation, housing, legal assistance and income
  • Legal Aid outreach service for the young homeless
  • Assistance to obtain Medicare cards Health cards etc.
  • Centrelink outreach clinic

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Hours and referral information: 

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm

Contact: 

Contact: (02) 4226 5816

Address: 

CHAIN (Community Health for Adolescents In Need)

1A Denison St

Gwynneville, New South Wales 2500

Funding Information: 

CHAIN is funded through the Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (IHSHY) which is a joint State and Commonwealth Program and administered by the South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Services.