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Supported by Community Investment and Inclusion Fund

Background

We are very concerned with the problem of socially withdrawn youth in society and have been providing one-stop services to them since 2004. As the socially withdrawn youth have been under long-term solitary and isolation, they have poor interpersonal skills and human relationship. Most of them have gradually disconnected with different social systems where some of them have even disconnected with their family members.

They have issues of "de-motivation" or "losing self-direction" which contribute to their functional deterioration. They do not have any social status, and experienced a variety form of social exclusion. They have been isolated for a very long time that if no service is rendered to them, they will remain in social seclusion.

In order to keep the social services to the socially withdrawn youth and with the support of the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund, "Social Withdrawn Youth Support Network" Project was launched in 2010. Through different kinds of group work interventions, the youth are expected to resume their social functioning and to rebuild their social capital.

Service Target

"Social withdrawn" youth aged below 30 who stay at home and disconnect with the society for more than three months.

Objectives

The service carries three specific goals:

  1. To promote the family and peer support network for the youth in order to motivate them to link up with society.
  2. To provide one-stop tailor-made service (including skill training and developmental opportunities) for assisting the youth to engage in meaningful lives.
  3. To set up support networks and environment, including the business sector and individual volunteers, they could build up a new social capital to provide continuous care and support to the youth.
Service Period

From 11/10/2010 to 10/10/2012 (Two years)

Service Contents
A. Social Capital Assessment
By using the tools of social capital assessment, which including the career planning and interest-based analysis, the youth’s social capital level is being evaluated by home visits, phone calls, letters and interviews.
B. Volunteers Home Visit Network
It coordinates the joint home visits with the volunteers and social workers, the youth's social network will be expanded and the youth can get the support from the outside world.
C. Youth Motivating
It provides the incentives and financial assistance to the youth in enhancing their motivation for achievement.
D. Peer Wonderland
  • Fans Club
    To develop positive peer support network through activities including interested-based, adventure, music, sports and arts activities.
  • Sharing Group
    The sharing sessions will be organize for the youth to share their past history and successful experience among themselves, it helps to build up their confidence.
  • Support Group
    There are different kinds of activities be organized for consolidating the working relationship among the social worker and youths.
E. Volunteers Group
To build up successful experience and positive self image for the youth through the volunteering activities.
F. Mentorship Program
It organizes the activities for linking up the friendship between mentors and mentees (youth), develop their common interests and support network.
G. Job Experience Zone
It provides 2-3 day practical job placement for the youth to experience the real situation of work places/setting.
H. Family Alliance
It provides the platform to generate the mutual support among the parents who are facing similar challenges.
I. Sharing Team
It aims to form the sharing team for promoting the success of the youth to public in order to get the understanding from general public.
J. Mutual Support Group
It helps to establish the self-help support network for planning and organizing the activities for themselves.
Procedure for withdrawal

Service users can withdraw from the service by verbal or written notification to the social workers of the Project

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