A-Z Listing

Services

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A

  • Angliss Maternity Specialised Support Service
  • Collaborative team approach for pregnant women, alcohol and drug service, pregnancy care education and support, information

  • Anglicare Family Services
  • Case management and support for vulnerable young people and their families where young people are at risk. Referrals through Child FIRST.

  • Action Centre
  • Free information service on sexual and reproductive health care, education and advocacy

  • Australian Childhood Foundation
  • The Australian Childhood Foundation works to put a stop to child abuse and give children a life free from trauma and violence.

  • Anchor - Opening Doors
  • Opening Doors provides a first and immediate response to individuals experiencing housing distress. This may include provision of information, advocacy, emergency and transitional housing, material aid and other personal development initiatives.

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs - ATOD
  • Our counsellors will work with you to identify and address your concerns regarding alcohol and/or other drugs, mental health concerns or other life challenges. We are a family inclusive service.

  • Australian Youth Mentoring Network
  • The Australian Youth Mentoring Network, Australia's peak mentoring body, is a national hub for youth mentoring research, tools and resources. We work with interested youth mentoring organisations and practitioners to foster the growth and development of high quality mentoring programs for young people in Australia by providing a national base of collaboration, support, guidance and expertise.


B

  • Belgrave Police
  • Boronia Police
  • Buddies Program
  • To provide at risk boys with positive male role models

  • Benwerren Holiday Home for Women in Need
  • Provides up to 2 weeks 'timeout' for women with or without children - self referral or agency. Women who are homeless must come through an agency and be from the Shire of Yarra Ranges. Linen and all meals provided. Peaceful, supportive environment.

  • Belgrave South Community House
  • The Belgrave South Community House is a not for profit organisation providing a range of social, recreational and educational activities including disability and children's services. Referral advice provided.

  • Box Hill Institute
  • Variety of pre-apprenticeship, certificate, diploma courses across a range of industry areas


C

  • Croydon Police
  • Child FIRST and Family Services
  • ChildFIRST provide information/advice and accepts referrals for children and young people where there are vulnerabilities and wellbeing concerns.  ChildFIRST conducts child and family risk assessments/management, short term interventions, referrals to other agencies and longer term support via Family Services if appropriate.

  • Centrelink Information Service
  • General social security payments, Medicare program, onsite referrals to appropriate services

  • Creating Connections Program
  • Support in gaining life and living skills training to assist young people to live independently. The program provides links to education, employment and training.

  • Career Counselling and Advice
  • Provide career counselling and pathway advice service for young people

  • Cradle to Kinder
  • Referrals made through Child FIRST.  Intensive support to high risk and vulnerable young parents from pregnancy until child reaches 4 years of age.  Priority access to young parents who are/have been in out of home care, Aboriginal young people and young people with a learning disability.  Service provided by Anglicare as the Key Worker/case worker, in partnership with O'Connell Family Centre (parenting specalists) and Cara (supported housing for young mothers).

  • Child Protection Crisis Line
  • Care Connect
  • Care connect disability case management services provide flexible and innovative assessment, planning, service coordination and brokerage services to meet indentified needs. Our focus is our clients, their carers and families.

  • Centre for Multi Cultural Youth
  • A combination of specialist support services, training and consultancy, knowledge sharing and advocacy working to remove the barriers young people face as they make Australia their home.

  • Centrelink Youth and Student Services
  • Child and Youth Mental Health Service - CHYMS
  • Mental health service for children and youth up to the age of 25 years

  • City Life Community Care Support Services
  • Support services - maternal and infant support, women's and means social support groups, employment/resume/job interview support

  • Centre for Multicultural Youth - CMYI
  • A state-wide community based organisation that aims to strengthen and build innovative partnerships between young people, support services and the community to enhance life opportunities for young people from Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. CMYI has a priority focus on CALD young people from refugee and newly arrived communities.

  • CanTeen
  • CanTeen supports young people when cancer turns their world upside down and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer.

    We provide specialist hospital care, counselling and individual assistance as well as information and peer support programs for 12-24 year-olds affected by cancer.

  • City Life Community Care Counselling
  • Counselling for children, adolescents, couples, families. Personal development and support groups.

  • CHAMPION
  • CHAMPION is a place where all people in need will be welcome. Whether it is to access food, or to utilise our resources, such as computers for resumes and job searches, speaking to the community worker to be linked with other services or to simply come and have a cuppa and a chat with our volunteers. There is no judegement, only access and support. CHAMPION has been designed to help our broader community and neighbourhood through their tough times. Its has been recognised that there are many people who may be slipping through the cracks of the welfare system. We welcome anyone and there is no need for a health care card of pension card.

  • Capacity Building
  • Secondary schools in the Eastern Metropolitan region are able to submit an expression of interest in EMR Options conducting an Up2Me program in their school.

    The Program: The 2 ½ day program consists of two days at Leaps & Bounds and a half day back at school or in a local primary school.

    Students spend two days identifying issues, goal setting, experiential learning through group activities and problem solving games plus building positive relationships with the staff from their school. The Challenge Ropes Course at Leaps & Bounds is used to help address issues and focus on solution based outcomes. Group discussion sessions will assist students to recognise the problems they will need to overcome if they are to achieve their goals.

    The final session is back at their school or a local primary school. Students are challenged to ‘do things differently’ by displaying leadership skills that will assist them in achieving their short and long term goals. Students conduct games sessions with Yr7 students, or work with students from a local primary school, as a way of displaying leadership, motivation and focus.

    The Target Group: The school has the opportunity to target a specific group of 8-10 ‘at-risk’ students determined by the individual school needs. Unless it is a single sex group, it’s best if the genders are balanced as evenly as possible. Potential target groups may be: • Disengaged Yr10s • Withdrawn Girls • Social Problem Yr9s • Transitional Problems
    School Commitment:

    • Two staff to attend the two full days and the half day session. Consistency of the staff is preferable. In order to improve student/teacher relationships we recommend the inclusion of coordinator/sub school manager. An idea is to link them with a graduate teacher for the program.
    • The two full days will begin at 9am with the students meeting at L&B’s with the plan for the third day being organised by the school at a later date. Transport will need to be arranged by your school whether it be a bus or meeting the students at L&B. Staff need to arrive with the students and be on hand to assist at all times in the program.
    • All meals will be provided by Leaps & Bounds on the two full days as well as the celebratory lunch on the final session.
    • Completion and return of forms for the ropes course and evaluations
    • Cost: Teacher replacement costs to be met by the school. Program costs of up to $5000 to be funded via Youth Connections.
    • Completion of the below Expression of Interest Form

  • Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASAs)
  • CASA offer 24-hour crisis support to recent victims of sexual assault.

    • CASA offer telephone or face-to-face counselling to survivors of recent and past sexual assault/abuse (including incest)
    • they also provide legal information
    • CASA can also assist survivors to negotiate with hospitals, doctors, the police and other legal system representatives, where appropriate

  • Chewsday Bite
  • Chewsday Bite. For people in need. Every Tuesday with thanks to Second Bite.

     10:30 Morning Tea, advice and referrals

    11:30 Food collection

  • Core Of Life Health Education Program
  • Core of Life is a unique life-educated program.

    Core of Life is a program which addresses adolescents emerging attitudes to Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding and Early Parenting.

    Our hands-on workshop, developed by midwaves as part of Peninsula Health, offers an interactive mulitmedia approach to educating adolescents within an informal classroom setting. The program is for students in years 9, 10 and 11.

  • Changing Gears
  • Learner permit program for young people aged 16+ living in the cities of Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges.  A referral from MUST be completed to en rol in the program.

    Includes - Interactive activities and games, accredited training, learner test and permits cost.

  • CHAMPS After School Group
  • For children aged 8-12 years who have a parent or parents with mental health issues, including children who do not live with their parents.
    The program aims to give children opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances, to receiev in formation and support and to have fun. It will include art activities, games, some suprises and yummy food! We include sessions for parents/carers and welcome input from families.

  • Cool Kids Outer East
  • A therapeutic group for primary school aged children who have experienced homelessness and/or family violence.

    The aim of the group:
    Provide a safe place for children to explore feelings and emotions
    To understand healthy ways to manage those feelings and emotions
    Use creative arts, games and discussions to do that exploration

    The program is for children of primary-school age, where there is a family worker supporting the family.

  • Career Bullseye posters
  • Career Conversations
  • Career Conversations is an online resource to assist you to talk to your child about what sort of career they’d like in the future. Talking to your child about their own interests and abilities can help them to realise their potential.Career Conversations is designed to:
    • support you to help your child prepare for the challenges ahead in the rapidly changing world of work;
    • enhance your ability to help your child develop skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to manage their own career throughout their lives;
    • assist you to understand the career journey your child is on that starts in childhood and continues throughout our lives;
    • equip you to help your child to develop and build their preferred career future, feel more confident and build a support network to assist them on their journey;
    • help you have career conversations that go beyond the typical ‘What do you want to do when you finish school?’ approach; and
    • help your child to make more informed decisions about career pathways and options.

  • Counselling
  • Counselling involves talking with a trained, objective professional about any difficulties you are experiencing. It can help you find positive ways to manage your situation.

    Our counsellors can help you and your family to assess needs, identify areas for change, and to use your strengths to restore or repair your relationships.

    Our counsellors will develop a plan with you and offer a mixture of individual, couple, parent and/or family work. We can also see your child, teenager or adolescent for individual sessions. We can assist parents and work with all family members in a supportive and non-judgmental way to build real solutions informed by strengths, wisdom and knowledge of family members.


D


E

  • Emergency Relief - Dandenong Ranges
  • Provision of emergency relief

  • Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service - EDAS
  • Eastern Drug and Alcohol Service is a consortium of three teams in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. The EDAS team based at EACH provides drug and alcohol counselling services for adults in Maroondah and Manningham and an outreach service to young people in the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

    EDAS offers a free and confidential service for people concerned about their own or others’ alcohol or drug use. EDAS takes a non-judgmental approach based on the philosophy of harm minimisation.

    EDAS works with both adults and young people, with families affected by drug and alcohol use, and with school and community groups. Services offered are counselling, support and education.

     

    EDAS also provides:

    •Family support

    •Forensic services

    EDAS also runs a monthly Cautious with Cannabis program.

  • Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault - ECASA
  • Counselling and advocacy for past and recent victim/survivors of sexual assault.

  • Eating Disorders Helpline
  • Phone support and advice for anyone suffering from an eating disorder or those affected

  • Eastern Health Aboriginal Health Team
  • Eastern Health�s Aboriginal Health Team is a dedicated service committed to addressing the disparity in health outcomes between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. The service offers culturally appropriate delivery of primary health care services, social and emotional support, case management, planned activity group programs and home and community care. The service visits people in their homes or can travel to other Eastern Health sites. Access to this service is open to any person within Eastern Health�s catchment who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and their family members.

  • Evolve
  • Evolve is a skill development program that caters for specific needs of young people.  Evolve activities and programs change depending on the need.  For information on specific activities visit www.maroondahyouthservices.com/programs_events/evolve

  • EV's Hangout Program
  • EV's Hangout is a drop in program at EV's Youth Centre for 12-25 year olds. It is open every Thursday during the school term from 3.00pm - 6.00pm. The program offers information, support and referral for young people and is facilitated by youth workers. Young people are able to access the internet, healthy snacks and recreational activities at no cost.

  • Eastern Community Legal Centre - Outer East
  • Areas of advice/law: Family law, family violence, elder abuse, minor criminal, traffic, some consumer, debt, neighbourhood disputes, intervention orders. By appointment only. Outreach location: Lilydale, Yarra Junction, Rowville and an intervention order support program at Ringwood Magistrates Court Tuesday and Fridays. Areas covered: Maroondah, Knox, Yarra Ranges. Community education talks and law reform.

  • EastCare Leaving Care/Post Care
  • This program provides assistance and support to young peope aged 16-21 years who are exiting/or who have exited the care system by assisting in the development of life skills, providing links to education and training options and aiding in the prevention of homelessness.

  • Echo Australia - Lilydale
  • Disability Employment Service

  • EACH Counselling Team
  • The early intervention and counselling team helps children, young people and their families through individual, family and group support, counselling and mediation. The team works in collaboration with local schools as a key site of early intervention.

    These services are especially targeted to young people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and those who are experiencing problems related to family conflict, changes in family structure, or other disengagement from family and/or community.

  • EACH Reconnect Wilderness
  • Reconnect Wildnerness is a statewide program that provides a wilderness experience for young people who are at risk of homelessness and who are experiencing family difficulties. The wilderness experience provides a catalyst for change and self-reflection for young people aged 14-18. Individiual wilderness journeys are designed and run in conjunction with another agency that is already engaged in providing support to the young people. Holistic support and follow up for young people and their families is provided in order to capitalise on the wilderness experience.

  • Echo Australia - Ringwood
  • Disability Employment Service

  • Elizabeth Hoffman House Aboriginal Women's Services
  • Elizabeth Hoffman House Aboriginal Women's Services (EHHAWS) seeks to promote social justice and equity for Aboriginal women and children experiencing Family Violence in the community.

    EHHAWS provides a range of support to Aboriginal women and children experiencing family violence from crisis through to recovery programs. The Family Violence Services comprise of:

    • Women's Refuge
    • Outreach services - crisis and intake service, case management service, Intensive Case Management and court support
    • Family violence housing crisis worker
    • After hours crisis service
    • Prisoners Program
    • Family violence counselling for women
    • Children's Counselling Program and
    • Short term projects (dependent on funding)

  • EACH Employment Service
  • A specialist employment service to assist people with mental health conditions, disabilities or other barriers into employment by providing pre-employemnt, placement, training and support. Emphasis is placed on identifying the individuals aims to gain and maintain employment to meet their needs.

     

    Ringwood- 9259 4100

    Boronia- 8720 2500

  • Eastern Victims Assistance and Counselling
  • EVAC provides:

    •Confidential support and information for victims of a violent crime such as family violence, sexual assault, physical assault and homicide.

    •Practical support, outreach services, court support, referral to support groups, solicitors and counselling if required.

    •Assistance to make application through the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) for on-going counselling and financial assistance.

  • Echo Australia - Wantirna
  • Disability Employment Service

  • Eastern Domestic Violence Outreach Service - EDVOS
  • EDVOS is the primary Family Violence service for women and their children who live or work in the Eastern Metropolitan Region and who are currently living with or who have experienced family violence.


F

  • Family Reconciliation Program - Harrison
  • Help support young people facing homelessness due to family breakdown. Attempt to improve their relationships with family members and where possible facilitate a connection. Provide young people with family mediation and reconciliation response.

  • Finding Solutions and Stronger Families
  • Supports young people and their families where issues have arisen that are impacting the family. Support is provided through one on one support, mediation, effective parenting skills and referral to specialist services.

  • Family Reconciliation Program - Anchor
  • The family reconciliation program provides counselling for families with young people between the ages of 15-25 years to resolve present and past conflict and to rebuild relationships.

  • Frontyard Youth Services
  • Frontyard Integrated Youth Services work together to address the physical, social, and emotional needs of young people up to the age of 25, who spend time in the Melbourne CBD or who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Some of the services also work with young people across the whole of Melbourne and Victoria. Most services are drop-in so no appointment is necessary

  • Foundation House
  • Provides a range of services, including counselling, advocacy and professional development to support refuges and asylum seekers who have experienced torture and trauma.

  • Festival Crew
  • Maroondah festival is the City of Maroondah's annual community festival held each November in the suburb of Croydon. Festival crew is an opportunity for young people from the local area to contribute to the planning and running of the entertainment and activities in the Youth Space at Maroondah Festival. Participants of festival crew are involved in selecting and booking bands, selecting basic rides and festival stalls and planning and organising games and activities, along with assisting in running the youth space on festival day. Participants gain and develop skills in event and project management, communication and team work and the program supports them in strengthening friendships and connections within the local comminute.

  • FADS
  • FADS offers counselling for all the family members and those supporting the family.

  • Fresh theatre for social change
  • FRESH – Theatre for Social Change, is a not for profit theatre company primarily focused on achieving social change through the use of applied theatre techniques. Fresh uses a range of applied theatre practices to bring about societal development and personal growth in the community, corporate and education sectors.

    There is a unique aesthetic inherent in every FRESH program that effective, resilient and healthy young people are an integral asset to every community. The staff at FRESH believe in connecting, supporting and building positive relationships with young people. It is because of this belief that the FRESH programs have the ability to transform the lives of young people by providing them with the resources to live amazing, positive and effective lives.

    Fresh Primary Schools -  offers 4 interactive workshop series over 10 weeks that culminates in a short, educational performance piece. The programs explore a range of issues facing primary school aged young people. In a quirky and funny narrative a handful of characters investigate the important issues of emotional intelligence, coping with change, choices we make and the way we behave and the relationships we have.

    Fresh Secondary Schools – offer workshops used by many schools for their wellbeing days. Workshops cover topics such as choice in how we behave when we have strong feelings, issues specific to men and women such as body image, values and fear, stress management, team building.

    Fresh Theatre - FRESH engages the young people involved in two seasons a year. Each season comprises of an original play, created for implementation by the creative team at FRESH and workshopped by the young people involved. Each play addresses a particular theme identified as an issue facing young people in society today. The young people are given the opportunity to engage in the vital questions and messages interactively through the characters they perform and the scenarios the performance engages them in.

  • Family Counselling
  • Family counselling is available to individuals and families who have children under the age of 18 years. Our aim is to support families where there are mental health issues, family violence or parenting issues to ensure children can live safely within their home and community.

  • FReeZA UYCH
  • Can you commit your involvement in a Hip Hop crew to perform at a community festival in November 2014?

    Limited places available.

    Phone Meg 0458 278 228 or Anna 0410 120 306 for more information!

     

  • FMC Mediation and Counselling Victoria
  • FMC Mediation adn Counselling Victoria exists to help people improve the quality of their lives.  FMC was established in 1985 and since then we have successfuly provided services for people in conflict and people going through personal and financial difficulties.

     

    Our services include:

    • Family Dispute Resolution
    • Family and Relationship Services
    • Financial Counselling
    • Financial Capability
    • Family Mental Health Support Services

  • Fit 2 Drive Education Program
  • F2D program leaders, MFB/CFA. Police Youth Resource Officer visit schools to work with VCE students in groups of approximatley 20-25 and young people specially trained in small group dynamics

  • Family therapy
  • Working and collaborating closely with headspace and its practitioners, we provide whole of family support to young people in a number of ways. 

    We can support parents and carers independently, in parallel with the clinical help provided to the young person through headspace.

    We can also provide a family consultation to help young people and family members talk through their situation and set realistic shared goals. This can then be followed by further family therapy sessions to help families to achieve their goals. 


G

  • Gay and Lesbian Switchboard
  • Gatehouse Centre
  • Services include: * Crisis management and support services * After Hours Crisis Service * Short and longer-term counselling for victims of child abuse and their families * Assessment and Treatment for children and young people with sexually abusive behaviours and problem sexual behaviours * Information service for professionals, agencies and the community * Outreach services * Group work program * Advocacy for children and young people * Research and Evaluation

  • Gambling Help Online Services
  • Gambling service available to anyone with gambling issues or concerned other. Online, phone, face to face options.

  • Green Foot Flicks Knox Youth Film Festival
  • Green Foot Flicks - Knox Youth Film Festival is a film festival that occurs each year and is organised by the Youth Events crew and supported by Bendigo Bank, Wantirna Mall. Young film makers can submit films (due February) to the annual film festival held in April during National Youth Week.

  • Girls with Attitude
  • Want to learn some new ways to discover yourself?

    Girls with Attitude is a program for young women experiencing difficulties dealing with their emotions, struggling with significant relationships and many other issues.

    The program runs for five days over six weeks and covers topics such as; communication, feelings and emotions, self esteem and confidence, assertiveness, strategies for getting past anger, and relationship building. A parent forum after the fourth session is also an important element of the program.

    Contact Connections to find out when next group is running

    Contact: Lea Young, Group Work Facilitator 9724 2222 or Glyn Jones, Group Work Team Leader Connections Eastern Family Services

  • Gamblers Help Youthline

  • Are you under 25? We have a dedicated support service just for you. We provide information, advice and support to young people 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's free, confidential and anonymous. We can also help you if someone you care about is having problems with gambling.


    Call Gambler's Help Youthline on 1800 262 376. 

    Signs you might have a gambling problem

    Think you might have a problem with your gambling?  Here are some signs to look out for:
    • Feeling of depression including isolation from friends
    • Obsession with simulated gaming apps and games
    • Spending lots of time talking or thinking about gambling
    • Experiencing mood swings, feeling stressed when not gambling
    • Having fights with your family about gambling
    • Obsessing about odds when watching sport instead of focusing on the game
    • Lying or being secretive about gambling activities
    • Missing school or grades falling due to time being spent gambling
    • Borrowing or taking money from family and friends
    • Continuing to gamble to win back money you have lost.

    Who can you talk to about this?

    You could think about talking to:
    • A friend or family member
    • Your doctor
    • A teacher or student welfare coordinator
    • A youth worker or social worker at a community health centre
    • Gambler's Help Youthline: 1800 262 376 FREECALL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 FREECALL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Gambler's Help: 1800 858 858 FREECALL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Gambling Help online, at www.gamblinghelponline.org.au, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Things to think about if you like to gamble

    • The odds of winning on any game are hardly ever in your favour.
    • It doesn't matter how long to play, the odds of winning don't change whether you are on game 1 or game 100.
    • Knowing who is in or out of form might improve your likelihood of winning more points in the tipping comp but chance always comes into play.
    • The gambling industry exists to make a profit.
    • Looking out for your mates is part of being a teenager – think about how being an informed friend can help your mates.
    • Gambling can be a form of escape if you are feeling lonely or isolated.  Think about who you can talk to if you need help, such as your parents, teachers, school counsellor or gambling help professionals.
    • Gambling online is risky.  The Australian Government's cybersafety website has information about online games and staying safe online.
    • If you want more information on the real chances of winning big and more, go to gamblingsnotagame.com.au

    You're not the one with the gambling problem?

    Does your parent or someone you care about have a problem with gambling? We can help you in lots of ways. We offer free information, advice and tips for coping with the situation.
    For tips and strategies visit support for kids.
    Or Call Gambler's Help Youthline on 1800 262 376.

  • GLBTIQ+ Social/support group
  • The GLBTIQ+ group is a social and support group for young people aged between 14 to 25 years. Some of the opportunities available are organizing social events, partaking in creative arts workshops. There will also be invited speakers - themes include coming out, family and relationships and dealing with homophobia and transphobia.


H

  • Healesville Police
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
  • Providing support to pregnant women - health, wellbeing, material aid, transport for women who are isolated or experiencing difficulty.

  • headspace Knox
  • headspace Knox is a centre offering young people aged 12-25 a welcoming environment in which they can seek confidential health advice, support and information.

    headspace Knox offers a team of  friendly health experts who can discuss and help with concerns or problems: school-related stress, bullying, sexual health and contraception, relationship and friendships, drug and alcohol consumption, general health, depression, anxiety, or if you're just not 'feeling right'.

    Our Services include:

    - General health services (GP Doctors & Youth Health Nurses)

    - Counseling Services

    - Alcohol and other drug services

    - Mental health services

    - Vocational, Education & Training Services  

    - Social and therapeutic group programs

  • Happy Being Yoga
  • Homeless Youth Dual Diagnosis Initiative (HYDDI)
  • The Homeless Youth Dual Diagnosis Initiative is funded to improve the youth homelessness sector's response to young people across the Outer East who have impacting substance use and mental health issues with a view to maximising the young person's recovery. HYDDI provides direct help with young people including assessment, treatment recommendations, short term interventions, appropriate referral options, telephone advice and secondary and tertiary consultation.

  • Harrison - Opening Doors and Housing Options Program Eastern HOPE
  • UnitingCare Harrison's 'Opening Doors' program is part of a state-wide effort to make it easier for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to access assistance. By simply calling free of charge 1800 825 955 anywhere in Victoria, people can access their closest 'Opening Doors' service 24 hours a day.

    UnitingCare Harrison's 'Opening Doors' program is linked with four other 'Opening Doors' programs strategically placed throughout the Eastern Metropolitan Region. The benefits of the 'Opening Doors' program are that people who are homeless are given a streamlined service response.  A new assessment tool means that suitable accommodation and support options are based on clients assessed risk / need levels.

    'Opening Doors' staff can access state wide vacancy registers, which provide an up to date list of all the vacancies (both support and housing) both in the Eastern Region and state wide.

    Activities / Services of the Program -

    • Assessment of need
    • Referral to specialist services (e.g. family violence)
    • Referral to support and crisis accommodation vacancies

  • Healesville Interchurch Community Care Inc (HICCI)
  • Emergency Relief - Food and material aid
    HACC transport
    Community meals


I

  • Inspiro
  • Inspiro is a local, not for profit community health service delivering dental, counselling and allied health services to the Yarra Ranges community.

  • Information and Referral
  • Information and referral to all local support groups and programs, assistance accessing and leasing with services.

  • Interchange Outer East
  • Interchange East provides opportunities for teenagers and young adults to volunteer on recreational activities supporting children with disabilities. Volunteer opportunities can also be made available in areas of administration and computer technology.

  • Information, Support and Referral Service
  • Maroondah City Council Youth services offers an information, support and referral service to individual young people aged 12-25 years and their families. Young people and families are welcome and encouraged to contact us for information, assistance or support on any topic relevant to young people. In some cases, information or support is better provided by a specialist service - in these cases, we can assist the young person or family member to find the service/s that best suot their needs and support any referrals to the service. We provide basic individual support to young people (eg: short term or low intensity support work) but we do not offer specific therapeutic counselling or case management. If this type of support is wanted we can assist the young person and families to find the right counselling or case management service of them and support them to link in with this service. We can provide individual support to a young person by phone, email, online or in person as needed by appointment. Simply contact us and we can work out what would best suit you.

  • I like, like you: Healthy relationships programs for schools
  • I like, like you is an early intervention relationship program that promotes the connection between healthy intimate relationships, and emotional health and wellbeing. With a strong emphasis on violence prevention and mental health promotion, the whole of school program introduces adolescents to the knowledge, practical skills and attitudes that promote healthy, equitable and respectful relationships.

    I like, like you is flexible. It has been adapted for adolescents aged between 13-18 years, upper primary school students, students with a mild intellectual disability, young people with an indigeneous background and students who live in out-of-home care.


J

  • Jindi Woraback Mentoring Program
  • Jindi Woraback Youth Mentoring Program based support program for young people and families which aims to match adult volunteer mentors in a one on one relationship with a young person aged 12-25 years.

  • Job Guide
  • The Job Guide is written and produced for secondary school students. This resource includes information on over 500 occupations, contact details for training providers, as well as job search information and advice. It is now an online resource available to everyone and it is a great place to start to broaden your knowledge about what different occupations require in terms of skills and abilities, and the training pathways available.


K

  • Knox Police
  • Knox Youth Information Centre (YIC)
  • The YIC provides information and individual assistance to young people, parents, teachers and youth workers and others working on behalf of young people.

  • Knox Community Health
  • ATOD counselling, full assessment of substance use, mental health screening, psycho-education, referral, various therapies, needle syringe program

  • Kids Help Line
  • Free phone counselling for kids

  • Knox Infolink
  • Information, support and referral service and the main provider of Emergency Relief assistance for Knox

  • Knox Youth Information Centre (YIC)
  • The YIC provides information and individual assistance to young people, parents, teachers and youth workers and others working on behalf of young people.

  • Knox Youth Services Counselling
  • The counselling program provides individual therapy, parent/family work and therapeutic group work on a short medium term basis.

  • Knox Youth Council
  • The Knox Youth Council (KYC) is an advisory committee of Knox City Council. KYC provides advice and suggestions to Knox City Council and its various departments on a range of issues and makes recommendations on issues or services that may affect young people in the Knox Community. Young people who participate in KYC come from a range of differ rent backgrounds and have varied life experiences. KYC consults with young people in the community to ensure that the diversity of young people, opinions and interest in the City of Knox are considered by Council. Young people interested in participating in KYC need to be aged between 12-23 years (at time of appointment). You also need to be able or prepared to commit to being a part of KYC for two years.

  • Knox Youth Events Crew
  • Knox Youth Events Crew is a group for young people 12-25 years who live, work, study or hang out in City of Knox that get together to plan, organise and create activities and events at Knox Festival, Stringybark festival and Green foot flicks youth film festival.

  • K.Y.M
  • Springboard - Education, Training, Employment support to young people leaving care. Education and training to young people at risk.

  • Knox Youth Services Parent Information Sessions
  • It's no secret that parenting is an incredibly demanding job.  Knox Youth Services supports the work that parents do by providing a range of free educative and informative Parent Seminars that are responsive to contemporary issues. Contact Knox City Council Youth Services to find out more.

  • Knox Youth Services Parent Information Sessions
  • Information sessions are offered throughout the year to support the work of parents by providing a range of free education and information parent seminars that are responsive to contemporary issues.

  • Knox Leaders Program
  • The young leaders programs aims to increase young people's skills and confidence in leadership, communication and participation. Participants are Year 10 students selected by local Secondary schools. Training is provided in communocation group process, public speaking and leadership.

  • Knox Schools Expo
  • The Knox Schools Expo is an annual information eveening that is usually held each March. The Expo if for parents, guardians and carers of Years 5 and 6 students who are transitiong to Secondary school in the near future. Visit website for more information.

  • Knox School Focused Youth Service
  • SYFSA provides a point of reference for schools and agencies seeking information, advice and support on wellbeing related matters affecting young people aged 10-18 years.

  • Kids Hope Aus Ltd.
  • Mentoring program for primary school children, referred by teachers.


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  • L2P Yarra Ranges
  • Community based volunteer program which provides access to driving practice for learner drivers who are struggling to achieve their mandatory 120 hours of driving practice towards their Probationary Licence. Through the L2P program, learner drivers are matched with fully licensed community volunteers who have undertaken a selection and training process to become supervising drivers. Using a sponsored vehicle (used solely for the purpose of this program) the learner and their mentor go out driving once a week, working towards 120 hours of driving practice. 

    Cars are based in Lilydale and Yarra Junction.

  • Level-Up Productions FReeZA Committee- Yarra Ranges
  • FReeZA is a Victorian Governement funded program that works across local councils to deliver inclusive, safe and acesible drug/alcohol free music and culutural events for young people. 

    Level-Up Productions is the name of our FReeZA program which recruits and skills up young people who have an interest in delivering art, music and cultural events in their local community. Duration is roughly12 months for each member with a commitment to either weekly of fortnightly meetings and the delivery of 5 events (minimum) each year.

    In 2017 Yarra Ranges Youth will be operating in several area's across the Yarra Ranges to develop groups of young people in the Urban, Hills and Valley regions. This may include in-school groups, local projects or teaming up with a festival/event in the area. Each one will be as different and unique as the young people who make it up!

    Training (non-certified) and hands-on learning is provided by experienced staff and industry professionals. 

    Events can range from Art shows, Skate Comps, Live music (punk/rock/hardcore/indie/acoustic etc etc etc), Dance parties, Pool Parties, Film, Awareness events, Awards/Recognition events, Broadcasts, Recordings...the list could go on forever!

    The process introduces soft skills such as customer services, cahs handling, sales, running meetings, making booking/enquiries, team work, planning and evalauting skills and more.

  • Lilydale Police
  • LinC
  • Emergency relief, Transport and social access, referrals

  • Lifeline
  • Free phone counselling for all ages

  • LYFT - Linking youth and families together
  • Linking youth and families together (LYFT) assists young people and their families to address difficulties associated with alcohol use amongst young people.

    We work in partnership with families and with other professionals and services supporting them. We help families to develop positive ways of communicating and problem solving. The notion of family is undetstood broadly and includes relatives and significant others. Our work is conducted in settings that offer the greatest opportunity for engagement and learning.

    We provide
    - referral and assesment
    - case co-ordination
    - individual and family counselling
    - parent support groups
    - secondary consultation to health and welfare professionals


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  • Mooroolbark Police
  • Monbulk Police
  • Mount Evelyn Police
  • Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place
  • Maroondah Addictions Recovery Project - MARP
  • Residential Rehabilitation program. Supported accommodation. Individual treatment plans. Self help groups.

  • Mountview Corner House
  • AIDS information; alcohol service; assessment referral service; drug service; information and support service; pharmacotherapy substitute program, drug screening

  • Mankind
  • A fun, experience based program for young men aged 14-16 years. The program aims to help participants develop coping skills, enhance self esteem and confidence and connect with activities they enjoy.

  • Mission Australia Disability Employment Services
  • Employment and Training services. Additional services include assistance with counselling/social work

  • Men's helpline
  • Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne)
  • MIC offers a range of services for refugees and family stream migrants residing in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to understand Australian life, integrate into a multicultural community and access services and opportunities that are available to all people in the community. MIC assists older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers who due to their diversity require assistance to access services so they can stay living at home. Diversity includes people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and/or those who have dementia, are experiencing financial disadvantage, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex. Moving to a new country can be challenging for everyone. Through casework and programs to individuals, families, children and young people, MIC is able to offer support to newly arrived refugee and family stream migrant communities. MIC offers youth specific settlement support to young people aged 12 - 25 years, through two youth settlement workers, covering the eastern region.

  • Men's Referral Service
  • Counselling, information and referral for men with violent behaviours

  • Mountain District Learning Centre
  • MDLC provides an alternative youth education program to mainstream secondary schooling. We run VCAL foundation, intermediate and senior VCE ands VET courses. We also run a separate program for students who may be experiencing social anxiety or who have been absent from school with CFS or the like. We specialise in addressing literacy and learning shortfalls.

  • Metro Access Knox
  • Supports the inclusion of people with disabilities within the Knox community

  • Maroondah's SWAT Program
  • The Maroondah SWAT program is a fun and challenging opportunity offered to Year 10 and VCAL students across Maroondah. Participants are nominated through schools and spend 1 day at a Summit, 3 days at a Retreat and will be supported within their schools to implement an action to increase the wellbeing in their schools. The program focuses on positive psychology and wellbeing with clear links to self confidence, community leadership and self awareness. The aim of SWAT is to assist and encourage young people to participate more confidently and effectively in their school and local community. SWAT is supported by the Victorian Government through the Engage! program.

  • Maroondah Rocks - Musical equipment loaning program
  • EV's rocks provides a selection of musical equipment available to loan for young people between 12-25 who live, work or go to school in Maroondah. To access the equipment the young person needs to be a member of the Eastern Regional Library and collect the equipment from the Croydon Library after filling in a loan agreement form.

  • MYS Volunteers Program
  • The MYS volunteers programs aims to give young people experience in event management and/or youth work bad get involved in their community. Volunteers meet regularly with youth workers to help them develop and achieve their individual volunteering goals. MYS volunteers can also directly contribute to the MYS events program by planning and implementing the activities with a strong youth participation approach.

  • Maroondah Youth Services Website
  • The Maroondah Youth services website provides an easily accessible, central point of information for youth related services, support, programs and events for young people in Maroondah. The website offers information for young people on programs, services and events run by Maroondah City Council Youth Services, along with youth specific support, information and assistance options for young people, parents, families and service providers. Check out the website for information on when and how to get involved in youth programs and events and for youth related information from Maroondah City Council. You can also contact us for support or further information via the contact us page on the website.

  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
  • Screening test for sexually transmitted infections, outreach services, clinic for HIV positive clients, free hepatitis B vaccination

  • Melbourne Chatterbox
  • The Melbourne Chatterbox operates three nights a week in Melbourne's CBD and inner suburbs. The chatterbox provides a variety of services to street frequenting young people, linking them to the services they require as well as providing basic material aid in food, clothing and health supplies. There are also wireless internet facilities, computers and a separate space to enable volunteers to quietly counsel and engage with young people.

  • Maroondah FReeZA Program
  • The Maroondah FReeZA program is a music and event focused personal development program for local young people aged 15-25. The program focuses on developing young people's personal skills, team work skills and individual confidence through their involvement in planning, organising and running a range of drug and alcohol and smoking-free live all ages music events for thousands of young people in the local area each year. Participation is for one year only and successful participants attend compulsory training in a board range of areas including Audio PA and lighting system set up and operation; leadership, teamwork and effective communication skills, event management, music business skills, budgeting

  • Maroondah Youth Services Facebook page
  • The Maroondah Youth Services Facebook page provides easy access for young people, parents and service providers to information relevant for young people in the Maroondah area. Information posted to our Facebook profile is specifically youth-focused, however parents and service providers may find this information relevant and of interest. 'Like' our page on Facebook. Maroondah City Council youth workers check the Facebook page Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (excluding public holidays) and are available to answer questions and offer general support to young people privately via the Page Message function of Facebook. SO if you're not sure where to go or who to turn to, send us a private message and we'll help you to figure out your next step.

  • Maroondah Youth Awards
  • Maroondah Youth Awards is an annual event that allows young people who live, work or recreate in the City of Maroondah to be recognised for their achievements, not limited to academic, sporting or volunteering. All nominees are recognised and receive a certificate and a Maroondah City Council gift bag from the Mayor of Maroondah and Councillors.

  • Maroondah Citizens Advice Bureau Inc
  • Free, confidential advice and referral

  • myfuture
  • myfuture is Australia’s comprehensive on-line resource that you can use to:

    • talk to your child about careers
    • find how their interests and abilities can lead to a job
    • discover what they are really good at and explore their interests, skills and occupations
    • help your child with selecting courses and training options
    • use interactive activities such as Mini Career Explorer to help your child explore their options.

  • Maroondah L2P Program
  • The Maroondah L2P program is a community based program that matches learner drivers with a volunteer mentor to assist with obtaining 120 hours of driving practice required to apply for probationary licence.  The program is designed to assist young people between the ages of 16 – 21 who have barriers to reaching the required hours of driving experience.  Volunteers are members of the community who have undergone a screening, training and selection process in order to be deemed suitable for the program.  Learner/Mentor matches will drive for a minimum of 1 hour per week in a vehicle supplied through the L2P program. 

  • Metro Access Yarra Ranges
  • Supports the inclusion of people with disabilities within the Yarra Ranges community.

  • Mind youth services
  • Mind offers a variety of programs specifically tailored to young people. We offer a young men and young women's program through Mind Typo youth services and we also work in conjunction with headspace - a service providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.  We also have a few youth residential rehabilitation services for young people who need longer-term intensive recovery support and youth prevention and recovery care centres for sub-acute care. The Mind Equality Centre in North Fitzroy offers psychological and occupational therapy, and support groups to LGBTIQ youth.

  • Mental Health & Us - Yarra Ranges
  • 'Mental Health & Us' is an in-school program aimed at year 9 and 10 students to build resilience, encourage peer support, educate about and de-stigmatise mental health issues. 

    The program is a joint effort between Yarra Ranges Youth and health service providers such as headspace Knox and the high school. These sessions last as long as a single class and cover a range of topics that encourage discussion and participation. 

  • Men's Behaviour Change Program
  • We are the largest provider of men's behaviour change programs (MBCPs) and family safety contact services in Victoria.
    We are committed to stopping family violence in our community, and provide a range of family violence services and programs, including MBCPs. The program is designed to help men to stop hurting the people they love most, and in the process become better partners and better fathers.

  • Mount Evelyn Counselling

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  • Nurse On Call
  • Phone advice on health, wellbeing and medical issues

  • New Mums and Bubs Playgroups
  • Seville Community House runs various training, educational, wellbeing and art courses.

  • National Youth Week Maroondah
  • National youth Week is a 10 day celebration of young people, their achievements and the diversity they bring to our community. Each year Maroondah City Council Youth Services hosts a National Youth Week celebration, the details of which are planned by young people. National youth week runs in April each year. Check www.maroondahyouthservices closer to the date to see what's happening.

  • NerdSpace
  • NerdSpace is a space to play your favourite card games, board games & DnD too. In these early days we'll be running events once a month of Saturday from 10am-3pm as we look to grow it up again.
    So by all means please come along to our events & if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
    For more details visit - 
    https://www.facebook.com/NerdSpacePhase2/?ref=br_rs

  • Neami
  • Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.


O

  • Olinda Police
  • Oral Health
  • EACH has a dental chair clinic which delivers oral health to a broad range of community members who live in the outer eastern metropolitan area of Melbourne.

  • Opening Door Crisis Accommodation Line
  • Phone line assisting those facing homelessness.

  • Options@Bayswater
  • Leaps and Bounds is a secondary Student Development Centre which provides a range of specialised short term intervention programs for students at risk of not successfully continuing their secondary education.

    Leaps and Bounds provides a caring environment where students can develop behavioural management strategies, as well as social and academic skills that will help their successful re-integration into their mainstream school. Students are referred to Leaps and Bounds by their secondary school and attend Leaps and Bounds for an initial 10-week period. Their progress in regard to their Individual Learning Plan is assessed and the placement extended if needed. Although the students attend Leaps and Bounds 4-5 days per week, they remain enrolled in their home school.

    The Leaps and Bounds program includes challenging recreational and wilderness activities and most importantly, constant and effective communication with the students, their caregivers and their secondary school. Whilst attending Leaps and Bounds voluntarily, each student is responsible for their own actions, and the logical consequences of these actions. Leaps and Bounds has its own uniquely structured discipline plan, set up by the staff and adapted for each student. Each student’s individual needs are responded to personally by the staff.

    Applications for Leaps & Bounds close on the Friday of week 5 each term and commencement dates are determined according to available places.

  • Onpysch
  • OnPsych provides psychological services to schools in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and Western Australia. We are a passionate team of fully qualified, registered psychologists and social workers who specialise in child and adolescent services. We work in primary, secondary, and special schools, from both public and private sectors. We work in both individual and group sessions with students and parents. In most cases, services are performed at no cost to the school, student or parent.

    OnPsych services are provided on-site, at the school. We value working collaboratively with school welfare teams, teachers and parents to ensure the best possible outcomes for young people across Australia. A Health Care Plan, with clear outcomes, will be tailored for each individual. Through Medicare, individuals are eligible for 10 individual sessions and 10 group training sessions each year, at no cost to the student or the school.


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  • Project Rockit
  • An anti-bullying organisation that empowers young people to stand up and lead change in school and beyond. We are run by young people, for young people.

  • PATS (Paying Attention to Self)
  • Eight week program, relaxed peer support group for young people 12-18 years of age who have a parent with a mental illness. Transport provided if necessary.

  • Peaceful Warriors Program
  • Mentoring program for young people struggling with behavioural issues who lack an appropriate male member

  • Parentline
  • Phone advice and guidance for parents with issues or questions in regards to raising their children and the family set

  • Private Rental Brokerage Program
  • The private rental brokerage program assists and equips young people to secure and maintain private rental housing options.

  • Party for Your Rights
  • , things don't go according to plan and there are various purchasing problems to overcome. The more problems solved, the better the party will be! Consumer Affairs Victoria developed Party for your rights in response to national research that found that 45 percent of consumers aged 16-24 did not know what rights they had after buying a product or signing up for a service.

  • Pirates with Attitude
  • PIRATES with Attitude

    Be part of a change of attitude to artists of All Abilities

    Sing, Dance & Perform

    Musical Theatre workshops for 16+ and over, all abilities to further develop their skills in drama, singing and dance

    Workshops: Saturdays 1.30-3.30pm

    26 April, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May,

    7, 14, 21 June 2014

    Performance: 28 June

    Venue: DRMC

    (In the grounds of Upwey High School,

    1451 Burwood Hwy, Upwey)

    Total Cost: $50 for all workshops

    Or $5 per workshop

     

    Performers are to be accompanied by a carer/parent or guardian at all times if necessary

    These workshops are designed for people of all abilities who have an interest in performing arts

    Artistic Director: Pauline Derrick – Special Education Teacher and Performing Arts Specialist

    To register email:drmc@drmc.org.au

    Form available www.drmc.org.au

    For more information: Pauline Derrick 0417 552 863

  • Parent's Skills Gateway toolkit
  • This toolkit includes ways to help your child choose the right training.

    The Victorian Skills Gateway is a one-stop-shop for Victorian vocational education and training. It includes information about apprenticeships, traineeships and courses at TAFEs and Registered Training Organisations. You can search for information about occupations, courses, training providers, video and written case studies.


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  • Ringwood Police
  • RELEASE
  • UYCH Community House is proud to provide lifelong learning, care and support services for all age groups and interests

  • Redwood Community Centre
  • The Redwood Community Centre provides a holistic and genuinely caring provision of services, facilitating spiritual development, enhancing mental and interpersonal wellbeing, health and lifestyle improvement  and self-development.

    With a broad range of experience and network contacts, relevant support and referrals can be provided in a relaxed and personal manner.

  • Relationships Australia
  • Working with young people, individuals and families to provide counselling

  • Reach Out
  • A range of topics covered including, mental health, drugs and alcohol, bullying

  • RIDE Program
  • Information about respite services available to people with a disability aged 6-64 years in the eastern region

  • Reach
  • Redwood Drop In Project
  • No bookings required - just initial registration. No cost, just turn up after school each Monday and play pool, just hang out and laugh until 5.30pm!

  • RYDA Road Safety Education Program
  • RYDA is designed for 16-19 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their live where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.

    As part of an interactive one-day excursion, students experience a series of practical and powerful workshops that aim to change the way young people think about road safety including braking at different speeds, devise travel strategies that will work for them in the real world and get tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family.

  • Reconnect: Engagement and Learning Supports Program
  • An Educational Re-engagement initiative/program funded by the Victorian Government and is targeted at 15-25 year olds and specifically for K.Y.M (Victoria) Inc, young people who reside in the Knox and Maroondah Regions, who are not currently engaged/enrolled in education, training and/or full-time employment.


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  • SalvoCare Eastern Employment Plus
  • Providing assistance to jobseekers to find employment including referrals to courses or non voc activities. Monitoring of jobseeker participation requirements.

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line
  • Suicide Helpline Victoria
  • Statewide Children's Resource Program
  • A unique service that identifies and addresses the specific needs of children aged 0-18 years experiencing homelessness and/or family violence who are accompanying their parents. This service supports workers, carers, children and families in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. Resilient Kids does not take direct referrals from families.

  • Support for Young People
  • Supported accommodation or outreach support to young people who are homeless or at risk and who are committed to education or training. Support can be given to maintain their education pathways and the development of independent living skills.

  • Seville Community House
  • Seville Community House runs various training, educational, wellbeing and art courses.

  • School Ties Program
  • Personal development programs are offered to secondary schools in Maroondah. Schools have a choice of set programs, and are also able to request programs to supported an identified area of growth. These can include service overviews, assembly talks and workshops focusing on identified need or relevant issue (by school).

  • Salvo Care Eastern Streets Ahead
  • The Streets Ahead education and recreation pro9gram is for young people 12-18 years old who are residing in residential care on a Child Protection Order and/or Youth Justice Order and who are disengaged from education and recreation.

  • SalvoCare Eastern CASEY
  • The CASEY program is a short term crisis accommodation and support program for young people aged 18-24 years who are experiencing homelessness.

  • SalvoCare Eastern Intensive Case Management (ICMS)
  • Providing Intensive Case Management and support for younf people aged 15-25 years, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with complex needs.

  • safe steps Family Violence Response Centre
  • safe steps Family Violence Response Centre

    • Provides telephone crisis counselling, referral, information and support
    • Is the central contact point for women’s Refuges in Victoria
    • If there are no vacancies in Victorian Refuges, WDVCS will assist a woman to explore and secure safe alternative interim accommodation options until a Refuge vacancy is available
    • Agencies can ring for information about the service
    • Provides information and referral to the Victorian Disability and Family Violence Crisis Response Initiative
    • Provide 24-hour access to interpreters as well as support for Indigenous women

    Please Note: the crisis line can be busy and there may be a wait before a caller speaks directly to a support worker.

  • Simply Skateboarding
  • Simply Skateboarding assists young people with all aspects of skateboarding. We see skateboarding as more than just a sport, we view skateboarding as a powerful tool to assist young people to reach their full potential; in not only the physical sense, but also in their personal development.
    Our staff are specialised and have extensive experience working with young people, local government, and within the skatepark sector.Our Range of Services & Programs

    Simply Skateboarding offers a range of services and programs including:

    • Beginner to Advanced Skateboard Clinics
    • Gender Specific Skateboard Clinics
    • Skateboard Related Events
    • Competitions, Demonstrations, Openings
    • Skateboard Facility Management
    • Skateboard Facility Consultations
    • Local Government Specific Skateboard Programs
    • BMX Programs & Workshops
    • Graffiti Workshops & Demonstrationshy Simply Skateboarding?

    We work with our clients to customise our services to their particular needs. With experience in youth work, skateboard facility management and skateboarding programs our mission is to provide a service that exceeds expectations. 

  • Sex, young people and the law
  • This project addresses the growing need for preventative legal education about sexuality for young people in their early teenage years. It is a highly collaborative project as it complements existing sexuality and healthy relationships programs in schools.

    Lawyers and educators from Victoria Legal Aid and community legal centres deliver a series of interactive sessions to secondary schools, VCAL programs and other youth education programs across Victoria. Teachers and other educators can also deliver the sessions using the Sex, Young People and the Law education program resources.

  • St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria Inc.
  • Material aid (food, Clothing, Furniture, etc)

  • Study Assist
  • The Study Assist website provides information to parents and students about Australian Government assistance for financing tertiary study.

  • Supporting Kids in Primary Schools (SKIPS)
  • The SKIPS (Supporting Kids in Primary Schools) program is designed to increase teachers’ understanding of mental illness and their confidence in supporting children who live with a parent with mental illness. SKIPS gives grade 5/6 students appropriate language for talking about mental illness and increases their understanding of people who live with mental illness. It also helps to reduce the stigma of mental illness in the primary school community and in the wider community.

    The SKIPS program is sometimes run on a one-off basis. However, most schools request SKIPS be run on a two-year cycle for their grade 5 and 6 classes.

    Some schools might choose a more flexible approach, running SKIPS each year for grade 6 only, or each year for grade 5 only.

    Where SKIPS has been presented to grade 5s only, there is an additional session of SKIPS (SKIPS +) for the grade 6 students who completed the program in the previous year.

    SKIPS consists of two workshops for the whole school staff and three classroom sessions for grade 5 and 6 children. The program is delivered by two Presenters with guest speakers who talk of their experiences.

    • SKIPS is direct and honest about mental illness in families.
    • SKIPS helps primary schools understand and support children and their families when a parent has a mental illness.
    • SKIPS includes speakers who talk about their experiences to both teachers and students.
    • SKIPS offers practical strategies and resources for teachers and schools.
    • SKIPS has been presented in more than 60 schools since it began in 2000.
    • SKIPS won an Australia and NZ Mental Health Service Achievement Award in 2005.

    SKIPS can only be run by registered SKIPS Presenters in schools which are members of the SKIPS community.

    The staff workshops give all school staff:

    • an understanding of the impact that mental illness in the family has on children
    • insight into what it might be like to grow up with a parent with a mental illness
    • confidence in their ability to support those families and children
    • practical strategies.

    The classroom sessions give children:

    • an understanding of mental health and illness
    • appropriate language for talking about mental illness
    • insight into what it might be like to experience a mental illness.

    An optional parent information session is also offered for parents who want to:

    • learn about the effects of mental illness on parenting
    • know what their children are learning in SKIPS sessions.


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  • Turntable Disco
  • Dance event specifically for people with disabilities aged 18 years and over

  • The Vault
  • Youth drop in centre. Entertainment and refreshments. Runs each Friday 3.30pm-5pm.

  • Tenants Union of Victoria
  • We offer free and confidential advice to tenants and residents renting residential accommodation in Victoria. Our service covers: �private residential housing �public residential housing �residents in caravan parks �residents and tenants in rooming houses

  • The Babes Project
  • The Babes Project supports women who identify as facing some form of crisis during pregnancy. Support is offered during the perinatal period (conception to one year). The Babes Project program includes individual antenatal and postnatal education, labour education, life skills groups, social support, some material aid, labour support and referrals.

  • The Bridge Project
  • The Bridge Project is a student run film project with a theme of LGBTIQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/inters­exed/questioning)

    We aim to travel around to different schools, communities and other organisations with the films to present and inform about today's issues relating to LGBTIQ, as we try to decrease the amount of discrimination of Gay, Lesbian and Gender Diverse people in our schools and broader community.

    Be sure to stay tuned either on Facebook or Twitter for the latest Bridge Project news.

  • Teach the teacher
  • The Teach the Teacher programme was created to facilitate better  understanding for teachers and doctors of how sexual health issues affect young  people. Medical students provide lectures and workshops to teaching students,  empowering them to deal with these issues once they become teachers. Medical  students also learn vital skills about communicating knowledge to members of the  community without a medical background.

  • The Butterfly Foundation
  • Presentation and workshops for students and young people on factors that underpin bodyimage to help young people accept and respect their whole self.


V

  • Victoria Legal Aid
  • Victoria Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems. We focus on helping and protecting the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged Victorians. We help in areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.

  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal - VCAT
  • Since its inception, VCAT's purpose has been to provide Victorians with a low cost, accessible, efficient and independent tribunal delivering high quality dispute resolution. Over the years, VCAT has evolved to accommodate new jurisdictions and functions under various Acts, regulations and rules. VCAT now comprises three divisions Civil, Administration, Human Rights

  • Victorian Skills Gateway
  • The Victorian Skills Gateway is a one-stop-shop for Victorian vocational education and training. It includes information about apprenticeships, traineeships and courses at TAFEs and Registered Training Organisations. You can search for information about occupations, courses, training providers, video and written case studies.


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  • Warburton Police
  • Women's Health East - WHE
  • WHE provides partnerships with other health organisations, research, advocacy and consulting, awareness raising and a website with resources.

  • Women's Information Referral Exchange - WIRE
  • Women's information referral exchange provides information, support and referral for women of all ages

  • Whitehorse Child, Youth and Family
  • Whitehorse child, youth and family team provides assistance to people who live, work or have significant connections to Whitehorse that may be experience disconnection from family and community relationships. These services often take the form of individual counselling, family counselling, therapeutic groups or community development activities. Groups are held throughout the year, including:

    •           Bringing Up Great Kids (for parents)

    •           Treehouse (primary school aged children)

    •           Girls with Attitude (for young women aged 13 to 16 years)

    •           Mankind (for young men aged 13 to 16 years)

    •           Next Step (for young people aged 15 to 20 who have previously accessed EACH Youth and Family Services)

  • Whole New World
  • Wildside Student Leadership Program
  • “WILDSIDE” is a personal challenge innovative program grown from a partnership between Eastern Access Community Health (EACH), Victoria Police, Outer East Youth Connections (OEYC) and EMR Options (DEECD). The program aims to:

    To allow at-risk young people to make positive life choices and set realistic goals. • To practise and develop social, physical and leadership skills in a safe and supportive environment. • To provide an opportunity for at-risk students to remain engaged in education. • To provide opportunities for at-risk young people to connect with, and display leadership in, their local community.
    The program will cater for around 10 students and will comprise of a 10 day bushwalking journey as well as lead in and follow up days. All inclusive, the Wildside program will involve around 22 full days out from the home school, either at Leaps & Bounds Challenge Ropes Course in Bayswater, on activities or undergoing the wilderness journey.

    Our selection criteria will take into account the following:

    • Students enrolled in, and referral supported by, EMR Government Secondary School at-risk of homelessness and disengaged from community and education
    • Willingness to participate fully in all aspects of the program, including working with teachers, police and wilderness therapists
    • Ability to contribute in a positive way to the program and group dynamics
    • Being able to identify personal aims/goals from the program

  • WOW - Way of the Warrior
  • The ‘Way of the Warrior’ is a physically active therapeutic group program that combines the principles and philosophy of traditional martial arts with a structured opportunity to develop confidence, self-esteem and a sense of belonging for boys aged between 5 and 12 years old. The program doesn’t teach children how to fight but takes all of what it is to be a warrior on the inside and applies this in a therapeutic framework.

    The Way of the Warrior program aims to help participants;

    • Learn new skills to manage life challenges.
    • Develop new skills for mind and body.
    • The Program is designed to be a stimulating, challenging and fun experience.
    • How to be a warrior on the inside - Use of traditional martial arts techniques from a number of martial disciplines that link each life skill taught with an enjoyable and age appropriate exercise or game and sessions may involve behavioural rehearsal.
    • Games are designed to help young people learn to regulate themselves and can be useful for children with sensory integration and/ or emotional regulation challenges.

    The program is delivered as a multi-session program with one session per week over 7-10 weeks. Sessions consist of up to 10 participants in order to tailor group to individual needs and Peer Educators may be included as mentors for younger children. Program does not teach participants how to fight with no instruction in street fighting or weapons techniques.

    Program content is tailored to the specific needs of each group. Program topics include – feeling good about self, making good choices, respect and responsibility, managing strong emotions, managing anger and conflict, social skills training, growing positive futures etc.

    Program participants expected to obtain a range of skills applicable to situations in the school and home/ family environment. When participants are able to demonstrate progress within the group they are encouraged to act as peer mentors for their slightly younger peers struggling with similar issues to themselves.

    Where and when

    The WOW Program is delivered as a multi-session program. The 8 weekly sessions and are commonly on Fridays afternoons. Programs are delivered within Victorian Government school terms and costs $160 + GST per participant payable in advance.

  • Women's Legal Service
  • Women's Legal Service is a state-wide community organisation providing free confidential legal advice, assistance and referral for women. Their services include legal advice telephone line, face to face advice & assistance, casework, court support, interpreter assisted appointments, outreach service and community legal education.

  • Wesley - Opening Doors
  • Opening Doors provides a first and immediate response to individuals experiencing housing distress. This may include provision of information, advocacy, emergency and transitional housing, material aid and other personal development initiatives.

  • Who's In Charge?
  • A group for parents and carers coping with adolescent violnece or other out of control behaviours.

    The groups aims to:
    Help parents to feel more in control and less stressed
    Offer ideas to help you develop individual strategies
    Restore safety and well-being
    Reduce the giilt and shame which parents feel
    Provide a supportive environment

  • Whitelion Mentoring
  • Whitelion supports young people aged 12-25 who are vulnerable and disadvataged. Many are involved in Child Protection or Youth Justice and desperately need positive adult role models who are willing to genuinely invest in their lives and their futures.

    Volunteer Mentors are matched with a young person in the community and spend regular time building relationship together.

    We are looking for community members who:
    - Are at least 21 years old
    - Live in the Eastern suburbs (Cities of Whitehorse, Maroondah, Yarra Ranges, Knox)
    - Possess enthusiasm, resilience, good self-awareness, strong communcation skills, a positive outlook and a willingness to have fun and try new things!
    - Have the maturity and time to commit to an ongoing relationship with a young person

    For more information, get in touch with one of our Whitelion Mentoring Eastern Program Coordinators.
    Penny - 0418 352 393 or Steph 0417 109 098.

  • Where To Now?
  • Where to Now?  is a guide for students about the options available for the last two years of secondary school, with information about the VCE and VCE VET studies, the VCAL and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

     The publication also features first-hand accounts from students who undertook senior secondary schooling in 2015.


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  • Yarra Junction Police
  • Yarra Glen Police
  • Youth Support Service (YSAS)
  • Youth Support Service supports young people and their families to address problems before they become too serious and adopts the approach of early intervention. YSS is a voluntary service which operates independently of the legal process to help young people and their families achieve their goals.

  • Youth Health Nurse
  • The Youth Health Clinic provides information, support and referrals for young people who require services relating to either their physical or mental health. Young people can access a specialised youth trained general practitioner or nurse through our service on Thursdays and alternating Wednesday’s.

  • Yarra Ranges Youth Counselling
  • Generalist counselling for young people 12-25 and their families. Areas that may be addressed by the counselling service may include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, mental health, family and relationship issues, bullying, body image, self harm, conflict, self-esteem, school based issues and difficulties relating to sexuality.

  • Youth Homelessness Support Program
  • Assists young people aged 15-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to obtain safe, affordable housing. The program offers supported accommodation and outreach providing information resources and practical assistance that empowers them.

  • Youth Support and Advocacy Service
  • YSAS is a leading youth health not-for-profit agency that enables highly vulnerable and high risk young people, or those at risk of becoming so, with substance dependence and misuse, mental illness and social disconnection to take control of their health and wellbeing.

  • Youth Education and Training Services
  • Youth Resource Officer - Ringwood
  • Advice and assistance to young people, schools, parents and community organisations in relation to young people and the law. Education on safe partying, underage alcohol consumption, parental education sessions on youth related topics.

  • Youth Resource Officer - Lilydale
  • Advice and assistance to young people, schools, parents and community organisations in relation to young people and the law. Education on safe partying, underage alcohol consumption, parental education sessions on youth related topics.

  • Yarra Valley Psychology
  • Offer a range of psychotherapy service, counselling and psychological assessments.

  • Youth Case Management
  • Youth case management works together with young people and young parents towards a sustainable housing outcome within a holistic framework

  • Youth disability advocacy service
  • Works with young people 12-25 years with disabilities to raise awareness of their rights and to support them to achieve what they want.

  • Youthlaw
  • Specialist community legal centre for young people

  • Youth Holiday Program
  • Yarra Ranges Youth deliver holiday programs four times per year offering a wide range of activities within each term break.

    Past programs have included high ropes, paintball, laser tag, bubble soccer, surfing, skim boarding, go karting, live TV audiences, pottery, jewelry making, gaming comps and terrarium building just to name a few! Skate, music and culutural events are also featured in the programming as well throughout the year.

    All activities are subsidised and open for young people aged 1217 who live, work or study in the Yarra Ranges. Spots are limited and vailable on a first-in-first served basis via booking over the phone or in person at a Council community link.

    All activites are staffed by council youth workers, first aide is provided by the team or other providers where appropriate, food is generally not provided unless specified. Free transport is supplied by Council and availble from selected area's for young people to attend who live in remote or isaoletd area's. (eg. Yarra Junction, Healesville, Upwey)

  • YMCA Australia
  • YMCA provides accommodation, aquatics, camping and outdoor education, children services, health and wellness, sport and community recreation, youth services

  • Young Parents Group
  • A structured peer support program for young parents with a baby under twelve months.

  • Young Men's Leadership Group
  • Young Men's leadership group for 13-24 year old men with indigenous background or identifying as

  • Young Women's Leadership Group
  • Young Women's leadership group for 13-24 year old women with indigenous background or identifying as

  • Youth Settlement
  • Assistance with settlement for newly arrived refuges and migrants. Egg; support with housing, looking for jobs, education.

  • Youth Justice Community Support Service (YJCSS)
  • Improving pathways, linkages to community and providing supported accommodation options for young adults aged 17-24 years who are exiting from the Youth Justice system.

  • Youth Clinic
  • The Youth Clinic is a free, friendly and confidential health service for young people aged 12 to 25 years. Young people can see a nurse or doctor about a broad range of health related issues, including general health concerns, sexual health, feeling down or anxious or just not feeling good. We would recommend making an appointment but you can drop in and see the nurse (and doctor if clinic isn't too busy). If possible, please bring medicare card.

  • Young Carers Program - Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre
  • The Young Carer Program aims to support young carers to balance their caring role with school and with life. A young carer is defined as a young person aged 25 years or under who has a caring role for a family member or a friend who has a disability, mental illness, chronic illness, alcohol or other substance dependency or are frail aged.   

    The Young Carer Program targets young people who are completing their primary or secondary education or vocational equivalent. The young person can be in a primary or secondary carer but must be providing regular, significant and sustained care and assistance on an ongoing basis or likely to be ongoing for at least 6 months.

    There are 3 parts to the Young Carer Program including:-

    •           Emergency and Short Term Respite (time out from their caring role) - requests go through Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Intake and encompass both tradition styled respite and access to a wide range of other age specific options for time away from their caring role or support with education.

    •           Carer Support - The young carer is allocated a Young Carer Worker to provide short term one on one support that is tailored to the young person’s current individual needs and circumstances.   The Young Carer Worker will engage with the young carer to provide individualised support including planning, referral to respite and other services, as well as provision of information and supports to enable them to successfully complete their schooling.

    •           Activities and Camps which provide time out from the caring role and opportunities to connect with other young carers.

  • Yarra Ranges Maternal and Child Health
  • The Maternal and Child Health program provides growth and development assessment, health promotion, health intervention and parent education for all families with children aged 0-6 years.  With twenty three centres operating, at twenty different locations, the program operates thfought all areas of the municipality.

    At the centre of our practice is engagement at these key visits and includes our new parent groups and programs that offer support to parents in understanding the transition to parenthood and the important role they play in the health and development of their children.

  • Youth Central
  • Youth Central is the Victorian Government's website for people aged from 12 to 25. It's the place to go for information about jobs and careers, services and events in your local area, study, travel, money and more.

    We also publish interviews, reviews, competition listings and regular news about what's going on and ways you can put your talents to the test.

    Articles on Youth Central are written by a team of young writers who sign up to get trained how to write for the web, and are then unleashed to bring back their unique take on the happenings in this almost-triangular state of Victoria.

  • Yarra Ranges Youth
  • Yarra Ranges Youth provides services for young people aged 12-25 who live, work or study in the Yarra Ranges Council area.  This includes Mentoring, Counselling, Skill Development, Youth led Events and Programs.  Our services are provided for young people in the community and in school settings. 
     
    Through the annual Community Grants program, we provide funding for projects initiated by young people or groups working with young people to enhance community belonging and wellbeing. 
     
    For the youth service sector, Yarra Ranges Youth co-host the Outer East Youth Service Providers Network (YSPN) in partnership with Knox and Maroondah Youth Services. Network meetings occur quarterly and relevant information is shared regularly on local sector activity.

  • YoDAA
  • Youth Drugs And Alcohol Advice- YoDAA is Victoria's Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice service. YoDAA provides the simplest way to access information and support about youth AOD needs.

  • Youth Reference Group
  • The Reference Group informs and advise Yarra Ranges Youth and Yarra Ranges Council, plan and deliver key youth initiatives, train members as peer leaders for Yarra Ranges Youth programs, as well as plan and deliver the annual Youth Leadership Celebration.

  • YMCA Camping Escapes
  • YMCA Camping Escapes provides accessible and inclusive supported camping opportunities for people with a disability. Our camps promote independent living skills, social connection and inclusion with the wider community. With each of our campsites offering different activities, no adventure will be the same as the last. You will enjoy everything from cooking programs to universally designed high ropes courses, archery, summertime water based activities, environmental programs, art and craft, and much, much more!

     


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