- Alternative Youth Education Programs (Narre Community Learning Centre)
- AMES Australia (Dandenong)
- AMES Australia (Noble Park)
- AMES: Further Study and Pathways to Employment
Provides alternative education programs for disengaged youth unable to attend mainstream secondary schools. Programs include: CGEA I (Certificate I General Education for Adults) (Yr 9 equivalent), CGEA II (Yr 10 equivalent) and VCAL courses for Years 10 to 12. Further information, including services, unit costs and charges, available on our website www.narreclc.net.au. Go to Courses & Programs>>Youth Courses.
AMES Youth Program delivers the Adult Migrant English Program customised to the needs and interests of newly arrived culturally and linguistically diverse migrant and refugee background young people 18-25 years old. It is facilitated by specialist youth teachers and pathway youth counsellors. Participants will learn English with young people, study topics of interest to youth, improve computer and internet skills,pPrepare for study at TAFE / university, practice skills Australian employers need, gain opportunities for community involvement and combine classroom learning with applied learning opportunities, e.g. Ucan2, Job Club, Creative Arts, youth camp, sport, Aussie cooking, cyber safety, roadsafe.
AMES Youth Program delivers the Adult Migrant English Program customised to the needs and interest of newly arrived culturally and linguistically diverse migrant and refugee background young people 18-25 years old. It is facilitated by specialist youth teachers and pathway youth counsellors. Participants will learn English with young people, study topics of interest to youth, improve computer and internet skills, prepare for study at TAFE / university, practice skills Australian employers need, gain opportunities for community involvement and combine classroom learning with applied learning opportunities, e.g. Ucan2, Job Club, Creative Arts, youth camp, sport, Aussie cooking, cyber safety, roadsafe.
Provides high level youth program studies: Further Study and Pathways to Employment (CSWE2/3)
SECASA AWARE provide assessment and treatment of sexually abusive behaviour (SAB) and problem sexual behaviour (PSB) in children and young people, whilst providing support to their parents and carers in the southern region of Melbourne, Victoria.
- Be Ur Self (LGBTIQ+ Program)
- Berry Street School, Noble Park Campus
- Brand New Day
- Bunurong Health Service/Dandenong and District Aborigines Cooperative Ltd (DDACL)
Be Ur Self (BUS) is a weekly social support group for young people aged 14-21 years who identify as LGBTIQ+ and their friends.
The Berry Street School is a specialist independent secondary (Years 7 - 12) school. We work from a model of Trauma-Informed Positive Education, which encompasses a structured vision of wellbeing in the school and therapeutic principles of teaching and learning. Due to traumatic experiences, our students often have significant gaps in academic achievement and have found it difficult to learn in a group setting, presenting with behavioural and social problems in school. The Berry Street School provides students with an individual education plan encompassing holistic support and offering intensive literacy, numeracy and personal development programs.
Provides FREE training/short course (non accredited) to vulnerable young people. Courses available: - English - Arts - Cooking - Pottery - Dancing - etc.
Provides - Youth Group, which can be accessed by younger Aboriginal people, runs on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
The Koori Maternity Services and Aboriginal Best Start programs support young mothers with ante and post natal care and enable them to participate in community services.
- CALD Intensive Support Program
- Cardinia Shire After School Activities
- Cardinia Shire FReeZA Program
- Cardinia Shire Teenage School Holiday Program
- Cardinia Shire Youth Support Program
- Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service Inc. - Narre Warren Branch Office
- Casey North Community Information & Support Service
- CatholicCare Refugee and Settlement program
- Certificate II in General Education for Adults (CGEA)
- Certificate of General Education for Youth (CGEA for Youth)
The CALD Intensive Support (CIS) Program offers a culturally specific intensive Drug and Alcohol service to CALD Communities and intensive case management service for young people aged 12 to 27 in the City of Greater Dandenong. We offer support, assessment and treatment to young people with drug and/or alcohol issues and aim to promote harm minimisation within diverse communities and families in this catchment.
Cardinia Shire Council Youth Services delivers a range of after school programs, activities and youth committees for young people who live in or have strong connections to the Cardinia Shire.
FReeZA is an innovative youth development program providing young people with the opportunity to attend affordable and accessible music and cultural events within the Cardinia Shire. Events are fully supervised and are drug, alcohol and smoke-free.
A range of excursions and centre based activities take place during the school holidays for young people aged 12-17 years. A 5 day camp is held in the first week of the September school holidays.
The Cardinia Youth Support Program is a confidential, generalist service, offering medium term support to young people aged 12-24 years. The Youth Support Program assists young people to identify the strengths, skills, solutions, resources and tools that are available to them in order to mobilise positive change/s in their life. Referrals are made to specialist support services as required.
Provides legal advice, casework and community legal education in the areas of family violence, personal safety, intervention orders, family law, criminal matters, motor vehicle accidents, fines and victims of crime applications. Also provides court support in family violence and personal safety intervention orders as part of the duty lawyer services at Dandenong Magistrate's Court.
Provides a range of community information programs and resources: Emergency relief, crisis counselling, casework, financial counselling, No Interest Loan Scheme NILS), financial literacy workshops.
Provides social and life skills for newly arrived young people and their families, case management, employment and training support, English literacy, financial literacy and family and community participation in social activities, local events, festivals. Service is open to all communities (refugees and newly arrived).
Provides an alternative education setting for disengaged or at risk youth. The program is a nationally recognised qualification which aims to improve basic literacy and numeracy skills whilst keeping participants engaged and connected to education. Our class sizes are small - no more than 15 maximum in a class, with the support of a well established and intensive Student Wellbeing program and classroom volunteers to assist with learning where necessary. Student Wellbeing is available every class day and also assists in preparation and transition into the "next step". Participants completing this program may return to school, go on to further education or employment.
The Certificate of General Education for Youth (CGEA for Youth) is designed specifically for school aged young people between 14 and 19 years. Run over four days, the program also consists of additional life skills content which investigates mental health, anger management, team work, bullying, cyber safety and drugs and alcohol.
ECHO Youth and Family Services provides chaplains in four local schools. Our experienced chaplains concentrate on one-to-one counselling with young people in crisis and work with young people to address common issues such as body image, addictions, grief and behaviour management.
Child FIRST is a centralised intake and assessment service. The service is a family information, referral and support team. One of Child FIRST's roles is to provide a streamlined and integrated approach into the South East Family Services alliance when there are parenting or wellbeing concerns for children. The primary purpose of Child FIRST is to ensure that children, young people and their families are linked effectively into services.
Counselling for young people involves talking to a professional, compassionate and skilled practitioner who understands how young people communicate, the difficulties they face and how best to resolve them. Counselling is judgement-free, confidential and tailored to the young person's unique needs.
Powerhouse KIDS designed for children in Prep to Year 4. Tuesdays 3:30– 6:00pm. 6 weeks per term. St. Mark’s Hall. $5 entry ($25 for term), includes dinner.
AllStars specially designed to address the needs of young people in Years 5 and 6. Mondays 6:00– 8:00pm. 6 weeks per term. St. Mark’s Hall. $5 entry, includes dinner.
The City of Casey Youth Services provide a generalist youth service to young people aged 10 - 25 years. The aim of these services is to support the healthy physical, social and emotional development of young people, enhancing protective factors and working to develop their strengths and minimize the impact of risk factors in their lives.
We offer free and confidential counselling where young people can talk about anything that might be bothering or stressing them out, including: relationships, family conflict, school issues, mental health issues like depression and anxiety and much more. Youth and family counsellors can see young people either on their own or with their family.
Supported playgroup for young women aged 25 years and under, who are pregnant or have children four years old or under. The weekly playgroup gives you the chance to meet and socialise with other mums and enjoy activities and outings.
We provide a range of core programs such as art, sports and work readiness. We also facilitate youth committees including leadership programs and gender diverse advocacy groups. This is complemented by cultural and music events for young people. Throughout the year we work closely with young people who design and deliver four holiday programs per calendar year.
Non-accredited courses in Basic Computer and Business Administration Computer classes and workshops in iPad/Tablet. (These courses will be available in early 2016, please refer to our website for updated information.) These daytime courses run during school terms one day per week for eight weeks.
Connections is for students who are not quite ready to enter Pre-Cal or VCAL. Some students may have become disengaged and not been at school for some time. This intense program is one term in length and designed to prepare that person to move on with their education. Please speak to reception to arrange an interview.
Counselling for women and people under the age of 18 years who: have experienced sexual assault and those people around them who have been impacted by this assault, those who have experienced family violence, children who demonstrate concerning sexual behaviours and/or children at risk of being placed, or who have been placed, in out of home care.
Provides information, advocacy and referral services, as well as crisis support services such as emergency relief (food, petrol and chemist vouchers, food parcels, support with education expenses, Myki Day Passes, etc.). The agency also provides counselling, financial counselling, and a No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS).
Cranbourne Youth Information Centre offers young people aged 10-25 and their families activities information, support and referral on a range of issues, concerns and needs. The centre has information on recreation, employment, health issues, drugs/alcohol, housing, personal development programs, sexuality, family issues, legal issues and education options. Recreation programs are also available for young people aged 10 - 25 years.
We provide counselling support for families afflicted by substance addiction. Our counsellors see family members who have the addiction problem as well as those (non-users) who are significantly impacted by the substance addiction in the family.
- Dandenong Tutoring Program
- Domestic Violence Outreach Unit
- Doveton Calypsos
- DVJS Employment Solutions
The Dandenong Tutoring Program provides social and academic support via tutoring to students from refugee, asylum seeker and new migrant backgrounds.
Provides confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral in Victoria. For people of all ages and backgrounds. 24 hours, 7 days, free and confidential telephone counselling. Professional, qualified counsellors. Information support and referral. For individuals, family members and others.
A service for women and women with children from the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne who have experienced recent physical and emotional abuse and are not safe in their homes.
Provides Music program aimed at 12-17 year old youth. Meet other aspiring musicians and extend your playing knowledge of keyboard, guitar and percussion instruments with a qualified tutor.
DVJS offers an individualized employment focused program that is design to help you achieve your goals whilst meeting your specific needs and requirements. Our program concentrates on job searching for you and intensive support is offered once a job is obtained as training is provided at the work-site until your are able to meet your employer's requirements independently.
- Echo Youth Mentoring Programs
- Emergency Relief
- Emergency Support Team
- Engaging Families
- Enhancing Vacation Care Program
Supports a range of young people to identify and achieve their potential through a one-on-one mentoring relationship and skills development in school Years 7-8 (Linkz) and Years 9-10 (Beyond)
Emergency Relief can be in the form of food vouchers, food parcels, travel card, phone card and chemist prescriptions, depending on client need.
Emerald Emergency Support Team (EST) is a community-led and designed recovery and resilience group that is available to provide leadership and support to the people of Emerald during the period directly following an emergency or major bushfire event in our region. EST does not replace existing emergency response activities; the objective is to play a key role in Emerald’s recovery and resilience-building efforts both before and after a disaster. EST consists of trained and prepared volunteers.
Engaging Families provides outreach and counselling support for families with children under the age of 12 living within Cardinia Region. Supports are targeted for people experiencing Family Violence as well as Alcohol and Other Drugs concerns and Mental Health concerns. Includes counselling, parenting support, outreach services, advocacy and group programs.
The Enhancing Vacation Care Program Helps children and teens aged between 6 - 18 years who have a mild to moderate disability and want to join mainstream holiday activities with minimal support. They need to live in the Shire of Cardinia. There is no cost for the extra support. Children's services are run by OSHClub at Pakenham Springs and Beaconsfield Primary schools. Youth Services are run by the Cardinia Shire and are based at My Place.
- Family Services
- Family Services
- Family Violence Counselling
- Feeling Safe Together
- Financial Counselling Southern
- Find Your Feet
- Foundation College
Family Services is a community based family support program for families with children under the age of 18 years. Family Services provides a comprehensive range of services and approaches to support families experiencing a range of difficulties that may impact on their parenting and family life. These difficulties can include problems associated with household management, relationship stresses, personal difficulties and parenting challenges. Family Services provide creative outreach and in home support to families experiencing a range of difficulties that may impact on their parenting and family life. To make a referral to Family Services, please call Child FIRST on 03 9705 3939.
Windermere Family Services is a community based family support program for families with children under the age of 18 years. Family Services provides a comprehensive range of services and approaches to support families experiencing a range of difficulties that may impact on their parenting and family life. These difficulties can include problems associated with household management, relationship stresses, personal difficulties and parenting challenges. Family Services provide creative outreach and in home support to families experiencing a range of difficulties that may impact on their parenting and family life. To make a referral to Family Services, please call Child FIRST on 03 9705 3939.
Provides specialised individual or family counselling for victim/ survivors of family violence or sexual assault. Provides free counselling up to 12 sessions with options for extension. Book in for an initial assessment session within 2 weeks of contact.
Feeling Safe Together is for students from Prep to Grade 6. It draws upon locally and internationally recognised safety and preventative strategies, with an emphasis upon building communication, confidence and awareness of issues surrounding sexual abuse.
Financial Counselling Southern provides financial counselling in partnership with Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau and Monash Health. Financial counsellors work with vulnerable and disadvantaged people experiencing financial stress, they can assess the financial situation, identify and discuss options relating to credit card or personal loan debt, mortgage arrears, housing insecurity, utility debts and disconnections, council rates, bankruptcy, fines, Centrelink overpayments, taxation debts and complaints about creditors or debt collection agents.
Find your Feet is an 8 week program that includes to one on one sessions with a qualified therapist. Topics covered: family, relationships, sense of belonging, emotions, boundaries, and understanding layers of trauma.
The Pathway and Employment Preparation (PEP) programs which include the Certificate of General Education for Adults, English as an Additional Language (EAL), Work Education, Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program and exposure to trade skills. These programs offer a range of qualifications including: • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Foundation • General Education for Adults (CGEA) – Certificate I, II and III • English as an Additional Language (EAL) – Certificate I, II, III and IV • Work Education including Transition Education – Certificate I
- Group Work Program (multiple groups)
Connections facilitate a number of groups which focus on issues such as grief and loss, parenting, family violence and provide an additional pathway to, or in conjunction with, family services and case management. Groups are facilitated to support parents, families, young people and children to reach their goals. Each group has a specific focus and is held within the school term. Some groups are time limited and other groups are ongoing.
- Hampton Park Youth Information Centre
- Hand Brake Turn - Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair Technology
- headspace Dandenong
- headspace Narre Warren
- Hills Community Strengthening Initiative (HCSI)
- Housing Support
Hampton Park Youth Information Centre offers young people aged 10-25 and their families activities information, support and referral on a range of issues, concerns and needs. The centre has information on recreation, employment, health issues, drugs/alcohol, housing, personal development programs, sexuality, family issues, legal issues and education options. Recreation programs are also available for young people aged 10 - 25 years.
The objective of the Certificate II is to make people of all ages (particularly "at-risk" youth) ready to enter a workplace in the automotive industry. The course covers the areas of both basic mechanic work and panel beating. Learners have access to an actual workshop and are offered an experience that simulates a real workplace environment, all the while teaching them skills that are invaluable in the field and can improve lifestyle in general - not only the technical skills of the professions, but also interpersonal skills, and helping them understand and manage responsibilities.
headspace Dandenong provides young people and their families with access to youth friendly counsellors, psychologists, GPs and other professionals who can provide information and support if a young person is: feeling stressed out or sad, finding it hard to cope, not sleeping well or sleeping too much, finding it hard to concentrate, needing support for drinking or drug misuse, being bullied, hurt or harassed or worried about work or study.
headspace Narre Warren provides young people and their families with access to youth friendly counsellors, psychologists, GPs and other professionals who can provide information and support if a young person is: feeling stressed out or sad, finding it hard to cope, not sleeping well or sleeping too much, finding it hard to concentrate, wanting support for drinking or drug misuse, being bullied, hurt or harassed or worried about work or study.
The HCSI programs includes three levels: supported playgroups; an after school activity program; and mentoring programs for primary school student in partnership with Cockatoo Primary School. Contact Lynda 5968 8459.
If your family has been moving about because you can’t find a permanent home, or you are facing the very real possibility of losing your home, we can help you. Depending on your situation we can work with you to help your family to find long-term public housing, a private rental or avoid eviction. We can help you by providing information and support so your family can secure the long-term accommodation you need. We can assess the needs of the whole family to provide support, information and referrals to appropriate services with the aim of breaking the cycle of homelessness.
- Inner Middle Crisis Advocacy Response Service
- InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
Provides family violence services 24/7 to victims of family violence in the Inner Middle region.
InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence is a statewide service which provides services, programs and responses to issues of family violence in CALD (Culturally And Linguistically Diverse) communities. By acknowledging the rights and diverse experiences of our clients, we develop and implement a number of culturally sensitive and holistic models for the provision of services to both victims and perpetrators of family violence. In tackling the issues of family violence, we act on multiple levels - individual, relationship and community. Our organisation strives to create a world where all women and children will be safe and free from violence.
- Kids Helpline
Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web.
- L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program - Cardinia
- Learning for Life
Providing assistance to young learner drivers to gain their 120 hours of practice prior to getting their Probationary Licence.
Learning for Life provides the support of a worker focussed on educational outcomes for young people throughout their early years, primary, secondary and tertiary education. A financial scholarship is provided for educational expenses. Literacy and numeracy programs are provided to partner schools and local communities, as well as mentoring opportunities. We aim to have attendance rates at 90% for all our students, retain them at school to Year 10 and into Year 12 and have them on pathways to higher education or work beyond Year 12.
13 11 14 is a confidential telephone crisis support service available 24/7 from a landline, payphone or mobile. Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can contact Lifeline. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation our trained volunteers are ready to listen, provide support and referrals.
- Making Rights Reality
- Men's Referral Service
- Merinda Park Adolescent and Adult Counselling Services
- Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre
- Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre
- Monash Health Aboriginal Health Service
- Monash Health Acquired Brain Injury: Slow to Recover (ABI:STR)
- Monash Health Assisted Community Living and Carers Packages
- Monash Health Audiology - Clayton
- Monash Health Audiology - Cranbourne
- Monash Health Audiology - Moorabbin
- Monash Health Community Nursing / Sexual Health
- Monash Health Community, Brain Injury Services
- Monash Health Counselling
- Monash Health Dental Services
- Monash Health Dietetics
- Monash Health Family Support / Social Worker
- Monash Health Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
- Monash Health Home and Community Care (HACC)
- Monash Health Home based service (Allied Health)
- Monash Health Hospital Admission Risk Program (HARP): paediatric asthma education; paediatric care coordination
- Monash Health Occupational Therapy
- Monash Health Outpatient rehabilitation (Community Rehabilitation Centre [CRC])
- Monash Health Physiotherapy / Exercise programs
- Monash Health Podiatry
- Monash Health Refugee Health and Wellbeing
- Monash Health Rehabilitation in the home (RITH) (Community Rehabilitation Centre [CRC])
- Monash Health Young Adults Transition Service
Making Rights Reality is a program at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA) that gives extra help to adults who have been sexually assaulted and who have an intellectual disability or Acquired Brain Injury, or use aids to communicate.
The Men’s Referral Service (MRS) offers anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals to help men stop using violent and controlling behaviour. The service is for: men who might be using violent and controlling behaviour towards a partner or family member; women wishing to find information about male family violence; friends, family or colleagues of people who are using or experiencing family violence; and professionals wishing to support a male or female client using or experiencing family violence.
MPAACS provides long and short term counselling services to youth between the ages of 10-25 as well as adults in the City of Casey. The service provides individuals and families with support in dealing with issues such as grief, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, family conflict and breakdown, learning problems, addictive behaviours, emotional issues, mental illness and beyond.
The Centre is able to provide pathways for those who are pursuing a career, change of job or going on to further their education at MPLCC (Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre) or at other educational providers.
Monash Health Community provides culturally appropriate health and wellbeing care and support for the Aboriginal community through services including: children's health services, chronic disease management programs, community health nurse, counselling, dental services, diabetes education, diet and nutrition education, health promotion and prevention programs, massage, speech therapy, youth and craft activity groups. The Aboriginal Children's Health Team supports expectant mums, children and their families as they move through their hospital journey. The Aboriginal Hospital Liaison team supports patients, families and carers through their hospital journey.
The (ABI:STR) Program is a statewide program funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services and is governed by the Disability Services Act (2006). It provides rehabilitation and support to people with severe to profound acquired brain injuries between the ages of 5 and 64 years, who are ineligible for compensation or other rehabilitation services.
The program is provided through various community partners including case management agencies, community therapists (i.e. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology) and therapy support agencies.
The ABI:STR program is a goal-based and outcome-focused approach to extended rehabilitation and provides rehabilitation, aids and equipment. Acquired brain injury rehabilitation aims to assist clients to reach an optimal level of independent functioning consistent with their injuries and maintain this functional status to maximise inclusion and community participation.
One-off flexible support for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their carers.
Audiologists at Monash Health provide primary hearing health care, specialising in the prevention of hearing loss and in the identification, assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of hearing disorders. Hours of service are: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm; Closed Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.
Audiologists at Monash Health provide primary hearing health care, specialising in the prevention of hearing loss and in the identification, assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of hearing disorders.
Audiologists at Monash Health provide primary hearing health care, specialising in the prevention of hearing loss and in the identification, assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of hearing disorders. Hours of service are: Tuesday to Thursday, 9.00am to 5.00pm; Closed Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Friday and Public Holidays.
Further locations at Monash Audiology Cranbourne or Monash Audiology Clayton.
The Community Health Nursing / Sexual Health service provides community nursing, clinical services and educational training for clinicians ('Choices').
Monash Health Community, Brain Injury Services is a skills development and community access program for adults aged between 18 and 64 years with a mild to moderate acquired brain injury and living within the southern metropolitan region of Melbourne. It is funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services.
The program is also the auspice to Assisted Community Living (ACL) Packages as well as carers packages and Behaviour Intervension Services (BIS) packages in the southern metroplitan region.
Provides Counselling services for all age groups and includes family situations.
General and emergency dental services. Available to children and disadvantaged adults.
Provides Dietetics services for all age groups.
Provides Family Support / Social Worker services for all age groups.
The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program is available to all pregnant women of any age who are not accessing any antenatal care.
This service is provided for young people up to the age of 17 years with a disability diagnosis who cannot access another service.
This service is available to people who are housebound and unable to access community allied health based services.
Services for children who have presented to an Emergency Department with asthma or chronic illness. The service provides short term outreach or care coordination.
Provides Occupational Therapy for 0-12 years and 18 and older age group.
This service offers rehabilitattion for people experiencing recent health changes that have affected their ability to participate in their normal daily activities.
Provides Physiotherapy/Exercise programs for all age groups.
Provides Podiatry services for all age groups.
This service is available to refugees / asylum seekers with medical conditions.
This home-based rehabilitation service is available to people of all ages with short-term home-based rehabilitation goals.
The Young Adults Transition Service at Monash Health assists young adults with complex medical needs and/or developmental disabilities to transition from paediatric to adult healthcare services. The client’s physical, emotional, social and vocational needs are considered when planning a coordinated transition.
The healthcare team includes: • Medical specialist • Occupational therapist • Physiotherapist • Social worker • Neuropsychologist • Hand therapist • Wheelchair specialist • Allied health assistant • Speech pathologist
A care plan may include: • Home, vehicle or wheelchair modifications • Wheelchair and equipment prescription • Exercise program • Counselling • Community living skills • Upper limb management • Swallowing and communication assessments • Medical assessment • Cognitive assessment • Information on community services
- Narre Warren Youth Information Centre
- No Interest Loans (NILS)
- No Interest Loans Scheme Cockatoo
- Noble Park Community Centre
Provides outreach and case management services across the Southern Melbourne Area to disengaged young people, aged 12-17 to re-engage them into education. Service delivery is provided through a consortium model, including YSAS, TaskForce and South East Community Links.
Newpin (New Parent and Infant Network) is an intensive parent education program that works therapeutically with families under stress to break the cycle of destructive family behaviour and enhance parent-child relationships. Newpin was created in response to the needs of new mothers experiencing issues such as isolation, mental illness, family violence, social disadvantage, low self-esteem and for those who were at risk of physically or emotionally harming their child or children.
No Interest Loans (NILS) are loans of up to $1,200 for essential household items such as a bed, fridge or washing machine, or for educational or health items e.g. school books, a wheelchair. These loans are not for paying debts or for rent or bond. Payment is made directly to the supplier of the goods.
NILS supplies no interest loans to eligible members of the community who are on Centrelink benefits. The loans are typically for whitegoods or car repairs.
Noble Park Community Centre celebrates diversity by providing an inclusive and welcoming environment where members and supporters can meet, socialise and learn. A broad range of classes and programs are offered empowering participants to explore new skills and gain confidence in all areas of life.
- Operation Newstart Casey
- Operation Newstart South Eastern
Operation Newstart Casey is a personal development program for youth ‘at risk’ aged between 14 – 16 years of age, who reside within the City of Casey. The eight-week life skills and adventure based program is delivered by education, YSAS and headspace staff. Students are referred from select Casey Government secondary schools.
Operation Newstart is a program designed for students who are experiencing difficulties at school to engage in a high challenge, outdoor pursuit and personal development program that assists them in achieving their full potential. The program aims to improve student motivation to continue their involvement with the educational process. The program gives students a unique opportunity to develop new skills, attitudes and self belief in a range of therapeutic settings.
- Parentzone Southern
- Partners in Recovery
- PATS - Paying Attention to Self
- Peninsula Community Legal Centre
- Psychiatric Triage Service
Parentzone provides a variety of parenting programs offered at no cost, such as You and Your Kids Matter, Beyond the Violence, Getting Teens on Track, Parenting in Australia and Parenting a Child on the Autism Spectrum. For more information about group times please call 03 5945 2000. Parentzone also provides a quarterly newsletter with information about parenting supports across the Southern Region. To access the newsletter visit http://www.anglicarevic.org.au/newsletters. Parentzone also provides training and consultancy for professionals in facilitating parenting programs, a resource library and information about other family support agencies.
PIR (Partners in Recovery) provides care coordination for people with severe and persistent mental illness who have complex needs across different services. We help to coordinate your care and work with numerous agencies to build safety nets for our target clients. PIR has a lead agency called the PHN but partners with six external organisations who employ 'support facilitators'.
PATS - Paying Attention to Self is a peer support group for young people aged 12 – 18 years who have a parent with a mental health issue. Led by a health professional and peer leader who has been through the program before, the group focuses on developing mental health literacy and increasing positive self-help seeking behaviours, all through fun activities.
Our playgroups provide a venue for parents and children alike to form quality friendships in a relaxed positive atmosphere.
The Psychiatric Triage Service is the usual entry point to our mental health services. Consumers, carers and health professionals can contact the Psychiatric Triage Service. We are the largest mental health provider in Victoria, providing comprehensive services in both hospital and community settings.
A Friday night recreational program for young people in Years 7 - 9.
- Rape Crisis Service
- Reconnect NAYS casework program
- Relationships Australia Victoria and Family Relationships Centre
- Respect Protect Connect
Provides rape crisis counselling service for anyone who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault or family violence - 24 hour.
Reconnect is an early intervention program which aims to prevent youth homelessness that may be caused by family conflict. The program aims to engage young people who are at risk of homelessness or who have recently become homeless and to link them with housing, vocational, educational and recreational programs to remain connected to their families and communities. Potential homelessness in young people is generally a response to family breakdown or family conflict; therefore Reconnect works with young people in the context of their families, with the ultimate aim of family reunification wherever possible.
Provides individual casework support to young people from a refugee background. Support is flexible, depending on the young person's needs. Can include: practical support, advocacy, therapeutic support, goals around education, family relationships, identity, sport and recreation, housing, health.
We are active in the area of family relationship services through Family Relationship Centres (FRCs), established by the Australian Government as part of the reform of the family law system in 2005. RAV also runs accredited training and development professional training for those seeking to acquire or enhance their skills to provide relationship support and family dispute resolution services which are accessible via the website. Services provided from our centres: counselling, family dispute resolution, information sessions and workshops and referrals, family violence prevention, men and family relationships, pre-marriage program courses and groups, multicultural programs and post-separation parenting.
Peer educator secondary school program about non-violent relationships. Suitable for Years 7 to 12.
- SARA (Sexual Assault Report Anonymously)
- SECASA Counselling
- SECASA Crisis (24 hour) response to sexual assault and family violence incidents
- SECASA Joint Clinical Legal Service
- SELLEN Workplace Learning Coordinator
- South East Community Links
- Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre
- Springvale Monash Legal Service
- StepUP Loans
- Suicide Call Back Service
- Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP)
The SARA mobile phone friendly website is available to anyone, at any time, anywhere in Australia to report sexual assault or sexual harrassment. The data is passed on to police all over Australia with any information that identifies you removed. This will help the police to identify trends and make communities safer.
Provides individualised and group based services for young adults with disability. Services include community-based recreational activities, volunteering, employment, fitness, life-skill development and various therapies. Therapy services for children with disability, developmental delay or additional needs include occupational therapy, speech pathology, physiotherapy and psychology.
Confidential counselling and support for those who have been sexually or physically assaulted recently or in the past.
This 24 hour crisis service is available for adults, children and non-offending family members who have been involved in sexual assault and family violence.
Provides legal advice and assistance to all victim/survivors of sexual assault, non-offending family members and any other person affected by the assault, other than the offender. We offer a unique service which works closely with counsellors and provides legal advice in familiar surroundings for victims.
Negotiates opportunities for young people to experience the workplace through work experience, structured workplace learning and school based apprenticeships.
Provides an opportunity for all newly arrived migrant and refugee young people in the southern and south eastern region of Melbourne to be knowledgeable and informed about life in Australia and to be connected, empowered and independent participants of Australian society.
Provides one-on-one support to refugee young people. Other services include activities (sport, school holiday programs and homework support).
Established in 1973, Springvale Monash Legal Service (SMLS) is a community organisation that provides free legal advice, assistance, information and education to disadvantaged members of the community. SMLS aims to empower and support members of the community to use the law and the legal system to protect and advance their rights and broaden their awareness of their responsibilities; to redress imbalances in access to justice through the provision of legal assistance and information, community legal education and law reform; and to develop the confidence, skills and ethics of law students through clinical legal education in a community environment.
StepUP loans are up to $3,000 for the purchase of household items, car repairs, second hand cars, vocational education or health expenses. They are not for debts, bills or holidays. Payment is made directly to the provider of the goods or service.
The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people 15 years and over who fit one of the following categories:
•People who are suicidal
•People caring for someone who is suicidal
•People bereaved by suicide
•Health professionals supporting people affected by suicide.
SuicideLine is a 24/7 telephone counselling service offering professional support to people at risk of suicide, people concerned about someone else’s risk of suicide, and people bereaved by suicide.
Youth Links SAAP Team assists homeless and at risk of homelessness young people to overcome and reduce the challenges to obtain and maintain suitable and affordable housing. The SAAP program aims to provide the best possible service to meet individual client needs by encouraging young people to make informed choices and decisions, to learn independent living skills and to take control of their lives.
- The Angela Taylor Child Protection Unit
- The Bridge Connects
- Transition to Work Program
- TRY Mentoring
This Unit provides medicals, counselling and treatment to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and is one of only two such units servicing Victoria.
We have different ways of supporting your needs and enabling you to do what you want, so you can achieve a range of goals and interests, including: learning new skills, preparing you for work, completing courses, personal development, social and leisure activities, weekends away, and weekend outings with friends. You can chose how to best use your funding by choosing different types of support: sharing your support (groups) or using individual support.
The 'Transition to Work' Program, run by Skills Plus, is a work readiness program for young people aged between 15–21 years who are looking for work or need assistance with education and training. The program helps participants to develop the skills that employers are looking for and help young people into training and education. For further information about the program, please contact Molly at SkillsPlus Pakenham on telephone 0439731613
Community One-to-One Mentoring Program provides young people aged 7-20 years with a caring adult mentor to provide additional adult support, someone to confide in and look up to. Someone who can be both a positive role model and supportive friend. Mentors commit to spending a minimum of one hour a week with their mentee for 12 months. Mentoring in the Hood: Group Mentoring programs provide young people aged 12-17 years an opportunity to engage in a shared activity, based on the skill set of the mentor, for example, fitness, basketball or dance, etc. Mentors commit to weekly one hour classes for a 12 month period. We currently have classes that are run after school and we are looking to implement a similar program in a number of Casey secondary schools.
- Victims Assistance Program
- Victoria Legal Aid (Westernport Regional Office)
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning - Intermediate/Senior
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning - Pre-Cal/Foundation
If you are the victim of a violent crime, help is available through the Victims Assistance Program (VAP). Our role as part of VAP is to help you to deal with and recover from the effects of the crime by providing you with services tailored to your needs. We can help you in a number of ways: •Emotional and physical support — practical assistance and counselling •Advocacy — providing you with a voice •Providing information, practical assistance and referrals to other services •Helping with preparing Victim Impact Statements and submissions to the Adult Parole Board •Offering support to access the criminal justice system (for both reported and unreported crimes) and to lodge Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) applications where eligible.
We provide help to people with their legal problems. We focus on protecting the rights of Victorians and representing those who need it the most.
VCAL is a hands-on option for students and gives practical work related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills. The class builds on personal skills that are important for life and work. VCAL aims to develop skills that help young people get ready for further education, training or employment. VCAL is an accredited secondary school certificate. All prospective students must have an interview with the VCAL Coordinator. Please speak to reception to arrange an interview.
Pre-Cal is an integrated program with a 'work ready' focus, which can be modified for both year 9 and year 10 students. This program will prepare the students to move into either: - VCAL at a mainstream school or at Merinda Park Learning & Community Centre - Employment, including apprenticeships or traineeships - VCE at either mainstream school or TAFE Please speak to reception to arrange an interview.
- WAYSS Youth Support Services
- Windana Youth Community House (WYCH)
1. Youth Support Program that provides assessment, case managed support and referrals for young people 16-25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
2. Step Ahead Program Intensive long term case managed support.
3. Emergency Youth Accommodation 10 bed congregate care facility providing case managed support.
Provides a safe, supportive drug and alcohol residential withdrawal environment for young people aged 12–21 years. Working within a multidisciplinary model, WYCH provides both a medicated and non-medicated withdrawal together with complementary therapies: naturopathy, vitamin supplements and reiki. The daily program includes individual case management, educational groups, music, art therapy, recreational activities and being involved in daily lifeskills. The program’s principles are: respect, support, flexibility and fun.
- Young Carers Program
- Young Carers Program
- Youth Camps
- Youth Central
- Youth Links
- Youth Links Drop In Service
- Youth Links General Counselling
- Youth Links Intensive Case Management
- Youth Links Settlement Services
- Youth PARC Service Dandenong
Provides support and information for young carers who look after someone who has a long term illness, a disability, a mental illness or drug/alcohol issues. This may include help at home, tutoring and finding ways to take a break.
Provides support to young carers. Young carers are children or young people up to 18 years of age who help care in families where someone is frail, aged, has an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or who has an alcohol or other drug problem. There are many ways we can help: we can provide information, help you balance your school and home responsibilities, or help you get time out with young people who share similar experiences.
We run camps during the Autumn and Spring school holidays. Our outreach camps engage young people and create a temporary community which helps develop socially in a healthy environment alongside positive peer role models and qualified youth workers.
Youth Central is the Victorian Government's website for young people aged 12-25, filled to overflowing with great information and articles about: •How to find a job •Your study options •Moving out of home •Getting your drivers license •Travelling around Australia or overseas •Managing your money •Your rights as a young Victorian •People who are doing interesting things and making stuff happen
Youth Links is a friendly, busy place operating from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The service provides information, referrals, initial assessments, personal support, crisis intervention, advocacy, emergency relief and other practical support to young people aged 14 to 25 years. You can hang out, catch up with friends, meet other young people in the area and access computers and free WiFi. Youth Links is the home of SCAAB’s Youth Services Unit: Housing and homelessness, Settlement, Emergency Relief, General advice, Information and support, Family relationships, Education, Employment, Centrelink, Sherriff's Office, Legal matters, Financial management and links to physical and mental health services.
Drop In Service: The Youth Links Drop In service operates from 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The service provides information, referrals, initial assessments, personal support, crisis intervention, advocacy, emergency relief and other practical support to young people aged 14 to 25 years.
Youth Links provides general counselling to young people aged 14-25 years. Issues include: grief, anxiety, depression, relationships, drug and alcohol dependence, mental health issues related to unemployment and/or homelessness, personal and interpersonal issues, behavioural issues.
Youth Links provides Intensive Case Management to individuals or families whose needs require a high level and complexity of service provision. Support is provided in the areas of: drug and alcohol, mental and/or physical health, homelessness or at risk of homelessness, self care, exposure to and effects of violence, money management and finances, relationship issues, personal safety and wellbeing.
Provides settlement services and life skills programs to young people aged 14 to 25
Mind Australia is a leading provider of community mental health services. Mind offers services to support people in their recovery from mental ill-health and to build and sustain self-defined, purposeful lives. Mind has provided mental health recovery oriented services to individuals and their families for nearly 40 years. Our focus is on an individual’s strengths, values and preferences rather than on symptoms of mental ill-health.
Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is a leading youth health not-for-profit agency that enables highly vulnerable and high-risk young people with substance dependence and misuse issues, mental illness and social disconnection to take control of their health and wellbeing.
4C's provides short term emergency food relief, no interest loan schemes, chaplain support, budget and financial advice, liaison officer for bill negotiation and emergency relief for crisis payments on utilities. 4C's also has a charity shop and crisis housing for families.
- Access Australia Group
- Access Australia Group
- Access Australia Group
- Alfred Health Carer Services - Young Carer Program
- AMES Australia (Dandenong)
- AMES Australia (Noble Park)
- AMES Australia (Springvale)
- Angel Light Link
- Anglicare Victoria
- Aspire Early Intervention
- AtWork Australia Dandenong
- Australian Red Cross
- Barnes, Thompson & Brown
- Berry Street School
- Brand New Day
- Brosnan Youth Services
- Bunurong Health Service/Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Ltd
- Cardinia Combined Churches Caring (4C's)
- Cardinia Shire Council Youth Services
- Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service Inc.
- Casey North Community Information and Support
- Centre for Multicultural Youth
- Chisholm Institute
- City of Casey Youth Services
- City of Greater Dandenong Youth Services
- Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre
- Concern Australia
- Connections UnitingCare
- Cranbourne Information and Support Service Inc (CISS)
- Cyrene Centre
- Dandenong Community Advisory Bureau Inc. (DCAB)
- Department of Health & Human Services
- Doveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
- DVJS Employment Solutions
- ECHO Youth and Family Services
- Empowered Art Therapy
- EthnoLink Language Services
- Express Translate
- MEDTRANS Medical Translation Solutions
- Melbourne City College Australia
- Men's Referral Service
- Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre
- Mind Australia
- Mission Australlia
- MOIRA Disability and Youth Services
- Monash Health
- Monash Health Community Health Services
- Partners in Recovery
- Peninsula Community Legal Service
- Personal Helpers and Mentor Service (PHaMs)/WISE Employment
- SCOPE Disability Support Services
- Skillsplus Pty Ltd - Pakenham
- South East Community Links
- South East Local Learning & Employment Network (SELLEN)
- South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA)
- Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre (SMRC)
- Springvale Learning and Activities Centre (SLAC)
- Springvale Monash Legal Service Inc.
- Springvale Neighbourhood House
- St Vincent de Paul Society
- The Australian Centre of Trauma and Wellness
- The Bridge
- The Smith Family
- Try Build
- TRY Mentoring