Connexions – an Integrated Service for Marginalised Young People
This presentation described the Jesuit Social Services suicide prevention program at ‘Connexions’ & outlined the findings of an independent evaluation. The target group of the program is marginalized young people who experience multiple disability – drug & alcohol abuse, & mental illness, often compounded by recent incarceration & unemployment. They are often homeless. The evaluation showed the project had succeeded in engaging & working with some of the most “difficult” young people in the community.