Who We Are

NESAY Staff, Board Members and Volunteers – 2016

Who is NESAY?

Our name, NESAY, stands for ‘North East Support and Action for Youth’, which is exactly what we are about – supporting and acting for young people in our community. We provide youth and family welfare services to address issues of adolescence, family life and youth homelessness.

Our Vision – Strengthening generations to create sustainable change in our communities.

Our Mission – Supporting young people and their families in our community to achieve their goals and aspirations

Our Values

Inclusion – embracing diversity.
Respect – for all people.
Integrity – in all we do.
Innovation – to meet current and future needs.
Accountability – transparency in all we do.

Our Principles of Practice – to promote social change, problem solving in relationships and the empowerment to enhance well being. NESAY staff will endeavor to enable all people to develop their full potential, enrich their lives and prevent dysfunction. Our work focuses on strength based problem solving and change. NESAY’s principles of practice are an interrelated system of values, theories and practice. Commitment to Social Justice is fundamental to our work.

Practice Philosophy – NESAY provides a safe and welcoming place for young people and their families to engage with the support they need. Our team uses a strength based and trauma informed approach that is person centred and underpinned by the principles of social justice.

NESAY’s core programs are funded through various state and commonwealth departments and additional projects and internally developed programs are funded through one off grants, funding opportunities and contributions from our local/regional communities.

Highly active on a number of fronts, NESAY has established itself as a leading agency in youth affairs in the North East Region of Victoria within the seven local government areas NESAY services. NESAY is dedicated to the notion of interagency co-operation and collaboration as means of ensuring the best possible service to its broad range of clients. With energetic staff, supported by a community Board of Governance, NESAY is highly respected as a professional and effective service provider with its progressive approach to youth welfare and family issues.

NESAY Strategic Plan 2017-2020: NESAY Strategic Plan 2017-2020