MAYFS is a specialist team of Aboriginal service providers delivering targeted youth work services for Aboriginal young people.
MAYFS is located at
Parks Community Centre
2-46 Cowan Street
ANGLE PARK SA 5010
Tel: 08 8243 5733
Fax: 08 8243 5744
MAYFS has several teams providing a range of programs and services for Aboriginal young people and families which focus on early intervention, prevention and reintegration.
Entry into the following programs is by referral only.
- Warpulaiendi Youth Team (Programs Team): Runs a number of programs targeted towards youth at risk and young Aboriginal people within the youth justice system. The team also provides support to young Aboriginal people at risk within the community.
- Panyappi Program (Mentoring Team): An Aboriginal youth mentoring service which focuses on crime prevention and early intervention for young people who experience problems that lead them to frequent inner city or other suburban hangouts, placing them at risk of being a victim of crime or engaging in offending behaviour.
- Family Support Program: An Aboriginal families program working to strengthen and support families where there is an identified risk for children.
- Tirkandi Program: A school retention program supporting young people at Warriappendi School to stay engaged in the formal education system.
- Kurlana Meyunna Karpandi (Supporting Youth): A family placement program that recruits, trains and supports carers of young Aboriginal people aged between 10 and 17 years of age.
Would you like to make a difference in the life of an Aboriginal young person by becoming an Aboriginal foster carer?
To find out more about Kurlana Meyunna Karpandi
Tel: 8243 5733 or Free call 1800 007 959
To work in partnership with young people and families to:-
- Provide a wide range of culturally based solutions and alternative pathways to divert young people from the justice system.
- Provide a wide range of cultural pathways for families in child protection.
- Promote consultation, cultural knowledge and skills.
- Promote and advance social, cultural, economic and emotional well-being.
- Promote awareness within Department for Communities and Social Inclusion of the importance of prevention, early intervention and holistic approaches to service provision.
- Facilitate, foster and strengthen partnerships to reduce the length of time young people and children spend in secure care and alternative placements.
- Promote continuous learning and staff development to enable the provision of responsive, efficient and effective services.
- Ensure the inclusion of young people and their families in the development and review of our services/programs.
To provide culturally sensitive, family centred programs for Aboriginal children, young people and their families, promoting alternative pathways that lead to positive change.
We will provide a culturally safe and supportive environment that encourages openness, honesty and accountable service delivery to Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities.