The Reconnect Program is a community based early intervention and prevention program for young people aged 12 to 18 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and their families. The aim of Reconnect is to prevent homelessness by intervening early with families and young people to stabilise and improve their housing situation and improve their level of engagement with family, education, training, employment and their local community. Reconnect helps around 7,900 young people each year to improve their relationships with their family, stay at school and to participate in their local community. Reconnect services provide counselling, group work, mediation and practical support to the whole family, to help break the cycle of homelessness. Reconnect providers also purchase other services to meet the individual needs of clients, such as specialised mental health services.