The Youth and Children’s Services Directory – www.yacs.org.au – is a place where young people, parents and service providers can connect with youth and children’s services for advice and information, or for help in a crisis situation. Go Goldfields, in partnership with School Focused Youth
Service, have developed the site in consultation with the Central Goldfields community who identified a need for one, convenient online directory.
Phase 1 : Youth Services had a soft launch in June 2016, with Phase 2 : Children’s Services to follow with a full launch later in 2016. YACS Directory not only provides young people with access to useful services and supports, but also connects parents, education and service providers too. Services listed include medical, alcohol and other drugs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait, employment, gender and sexuality, and housing and homelessness services, as well as many more. Local students have also contributed art works to the site’s online gallery.
The site is built with a number of features that local young people are excited about, with many saying it will be wonderful to have these often critical services at their fingertips. They especially like the “click to call” function that allows them to connect at the touch of a screen.