Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong,
City of Casey and Cardinia Shire
Leaving Care Mentoring Program
The Leaving Care Mentoring program operates in the Southern Metro Region of Melbourne. The aim of the program is to connect vulnerable young people 15 - 20 yrs old, in the Out-of-Home Care system with an adult role model to enhance positive, pro-social integration into the community when approaching independent living.
The role of a mentor can vary depending on a young person's individual needs. For example, a mentor may assist with linking a young person to a community social group or recreational activities, assist them with education or training opportunities, or support them with developing living skills and provide general life guidance. Young people on the program will meet with their mentor in the community once per week for a minimum 12 month duration.