We are passionate about giving young people opportunities to increase independence, build valuable life skills and engage in their community
Regional Youth Support Services (‘RYSS’) is a leading, locally based child and youth registered charity and Not For Profit agency, delivering frontline youth support services and innovative engagement strategies to vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25, and their families in communities throughout the NSW Central Coast.
What We Do.
Information, Support, Assessment, Casework and Referral to services. RYSS provides supports across the entire NSW Central Coast and is your point of access for high-quality services, resources and facilities specifically tailored to children, young people and their families, young people with disabilities and those wanting to increase independence, build skills and engage in their community.
RYSS Abilities staff supports NDIS participants with physical, intellectual, psychological and sensory disabilities aged 10 and over. RYSS offers a range of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme and supports children and young people to achieve goals outlined within their NDIS plan. Here at RYSS we provide quality, strength based, participant focused engagement and skill based and social engagement group programs.
At RYSS we provide a range of innovative programs, workshops and group activities that are designed specifically to help children, young people and families build their skills, independence and resilience. Groups are targeted, innovative, and flexible in their delivery and guided by evidence-based content to ensure relevant, comprehensive and engaging experiences by all participants
What's On at RYSS.
We are passionate about getting out and about and engaging with young people in our community. We run youth-led projects and events that provide training experiences for young people to help them learn project-related skills whilst showcasing to their community positive experiences with great outcomes.
Abilities Group Programs
Social engagement and living skills-based programs open young people aged 12 and over who are eligible for NDIS funding in a range of core and capacity building areas.
Indigenous Justice Program
The Indigenous Justice Program supports young Aboriginal men and women who are at risk of engaging in the justice systemThe Indigenous Justice Program supports young Aboriginal men and women who are at risk of engaging in the justice system
Skill & Capacity building
We deliver a range of workshops and group activities designed specifically to help children, young people and families to build their skills, independence and resilience.
Total number of young people we have supported this year with Case Management, Advice, Information & Referral. Helping with issues like youth homelessness, mental health, family breakdown and drug and alcohol abuse.
The number of young people who directly engaged with our mobile outreach program, The BUS this year. The BUS delivers workshops about body confidence, respectful relationships, anti domestic violence, anti bullying, cyber safety and celebrating safely.
The number of occasions of support we have provided to Central Coast children, young people and their families this year.
We acknowledge we work and support our community on the traditional Aboriginal lands of the Darkinjung people, and pay our respect to elders past, present, and future. Regional Youth Support Services Inc. also acknowledges young people, who are our hope for a brighter, stronger future, who in days ahead will be the leaders of our community.
Regional Youth Support Services Inc. is proudly committed to diversity and social inclusion, incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people who identify as Sexuality and Gender Diverse, people with a disability, and those from Culturally and Linguistically diverse backgrounds.