Reconnect Program

About Reconnect

Reconnect is an early intervention service designed to help young people (12 – 18 years) who are at risk of homelessness. Reconnect at QYS has been assisting young people in Townsville for over 20 years and aims to help young people improve their housing situation, reconcile with their family (wherever practical) and improve their level of engagement with education, training, employment and the general community.

Our objectives are to;

  • Reconcile young people with their family while helping to overcome conflict and create a support system for the young person.
  • Improve the well-being and mental health of at risk young people
  • Connect young people with service providers that will help improve their well-being and mental health.
  • Re-engage or strengthen young people’s engagement with education or training, the community and employment

Who can contact Reconnect?
Reconnect accepts referrals from everyone, including schools, service providers, friends, families and young people themselves. To make a referral or to contact the Reconnect team use the contact details below or email this referral form to email hidden; JavaScript is required

Reconnect in our schools and community
Reconnect works collaboratively with other key services (for example with schools and Centrelink) to improve early intervention approaches to support young people and their families. Reconnect can also assist young people and their families to access services from other providers. Find out how Reconnect can work with your organisation by calling the team on 47 211 948.

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Reconnect Townsville:

Address: 16 Somer Street, Hyde Park  Qld 4812
Postal: PO Box 573, Townsville Qld 4810
Phone: (07) 4721 1948
Opening hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Mon-Friday


Marina Cross
Early Intervention Worker / Group Facilitator
0448 887 664
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Zoe De Satge
Team Leader
0416 195 879
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Tobias (Toby) Marhin
Early Intervention Worker / Group Facilitator
0414 879 539
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