Frankston Assertive Outreach
Whitelion and Open Family Australia’s Frankston Programs - Reducing Youth Homelessness through Assertive Outreach
Who we are…
Whitelion opens doors to opportunities, relationships and community for at risk young people in the Australian community. Whitelion has been supporting at risk young people for many years, helping them to change their lives.
What we do…
Transitional Housing Outreach Support Workers covering the Frankston, Dandenong, Mornington Peninsular and City of Casey areas.
Whether it is for yourself, or you know someone that is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and some extra support is needed, please call the number below or come into our Frankston office.
Southern Program Manager
PH: 0417 462 173
Southern Team Leader
Whitelion/Open Family Australia,
Suite 1, 40 Young Street,
Frankston, VIC 3199
Who we help…
Whitelion works with highly vulnerable young people involved with, or at risk of involvement with, the Youth Justice and/or Out of Home Care and Leaving Care services. Whitelion works with all young people (12-25) that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Whitelion also work with young people who are experiencing difficulties and who require information and assistance with:
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Income Support
- Family Breakdown/Violence
- School and staying engaged
- Legal Issues
- Physical & Mental Health
- Personal Issues
The Community Ownership Program
The Community Ownership Program is a targeted and co-operative approach to introduce a more positive understanding of youth issues in the community. By working in conjunction with key stakeholders, we are seeking to minimise harm and risk to both young people and the broader community within the Frankston Area.
The model includes case management of at-risk and street frequenting young people to provide them with the necessary information, support and referrals, to allow them to make informed decisions, and reconnect them back into the community.
The Colonial Accommodation Program
The Colonial Accommodation Program provides support for homeless and at risk youth. The role assists clients by providing an outreach case management model.
The Colonial Outreach Worker provides support around a transitional housing model within the Frankston area. These transitional houses have been secured for case managed clients of Whitelion who are ready to take this step. This program has a set criteria and all young people entering this program have to sign an agreement to follow the program guidelines.
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