Bondi Outreach Project (BOP) currently operates a streetbased welfare outreach service, in the Eastern Suburbs. Our project worker employed 30 hours a week, conducts a Friday night patrol (8pm – 4am) of the areas where the youth currently hang out i.e. parks and beaches, stretching from Double Bay down to Maroubra and beyond we provide information, first aid, food and drink, a listening ear and a safe and secure way of getting home.
During the day BOP offers a support service connecting the youth with
services and activities in the area. BOP can help out in crisis situations,
advocates to ensure you know your rights and offers a free and confidential
service to anyone who may need support.
Examples of support attending court, helping to find accommodation,
helping to connect with services that work in education and employment, issues at home
or just being their to listen and act as a confident.
Our objectives are to provide:
e.g. Alcohol and drugs, sexual health, activities in the Eastern Suburbs etc
- Referrals to other service providers e.g. counselling, looking for work, courses etc
- Ensuring that you know and understand your rights e.g. getting legal
aid, support at the police station and on the streets
crisis assistance and support e.g. Help with finding accommodation, legal issues, problems at home, making appointments and transport to and from.