Richie Unga came into contact with our son and things immediately looked up. Prior, we had sought support from 21 significant people /organisations who were unable to blend the connection with the action.
Richie made the connection and followed up with practical meetings such as registering with Centrelink in case of homelessness, or taking him to job interviews and sport. I have no idea what they chatted about when they were together, but now our son has a full time job, a car and licence, and still lives at home.
At 17 years old he has not completely turned his back on his ‘wild’ ways, but at least Richie is still in contact.