YouthCARE chaplains care for the social, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing of students, families and staff in state school communities throughout Western Australia. This support helps students achieve their potential, both academically and in their social and family lives.
Chaplains are qualified in pastoral care and youth work. They respect all people, no matter who they are, where they’re from, or what their personal belief system is. If asked to do so, chaplains will discuss spiritual matters with a person, in a way that best serves that person.
In-school and support chaplaincy are the current models developed by YouthCARE. These programs allow a greater number of schools to access pastoral care. Our In-school chaplains attend the same school two or more days per week, whereas Support chaplains visit multiple schools for half to one day per week. This means schools that don’t receive chaplaincy funding are still supported and benefit from everything our programs have to offer.
We currently have about 350 YouthCARE chaplains proudly working in more than 500 schools in WA!