Creative Youth Initiatives

Service Description

Unique service for young people aged 16-25 years who are facing challenges such a homelessness, mental health issues, substance abuse, family issues, and unemployment. Goal setting, counselling and exit/future planning are combined with visual arts and music to develop young people's creativity, self-expression, esteem and communication skills. Music tutors, art tutors and a Social Worker provide positive learning experiences for the students as they work towards healthier minds and bodies as well as educational qualifications. CYI's two core programs are Sounds of the Street (SOTS) and Artworks!

Alternate Names: CYI

Hours of Operation

Tues, Wed &Thurs: 9am-5pm


Referral System

Please contact the Student Support Coordinator to discuss enrolment

Service Fees


Languages (other than English)

Interpreter services can be arranged

Disability Access

Yes. Ramps, Lifts

Organisational Information

Area Served

Sydney LHD; NSW Central West HACC; Wollongong; Nepean Blue Mountains LHD

Parent Organisation

Mission Australia

Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities


Last Updated: 7 February 2024