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Perth, Northern Metropolitan Region

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Mobile Youth Service 
 
 
 
HOPE for Youth 
 
 
 
Deadly Diversions 
 
 
 
Whitelion Ballajura Youth Drop-in Centre
 
 
 
Target 120 
 
 
 

About Whitelion Western Australia

Whitelion has been supporting young people in Western Australia since 2015 after expanding into Perth via merger with Balga Detached Youth Project. In 2017, Whitelion further grew in WA after amalgamation with the Dungeon Youth Centre.

To learn more about Whitelion in Western Australia contact:

Mike Dixon 
Western Australian State Manager
0407 702 922

 

Programs 

Mobile Youth Service

The Mobile Youth Service is an outreach case management service operating in the Perth suburbs of Balga, Mirrabooka, Nollamara, Girrawheen, Koondoola and surrounds. The Mobile Youth Service provides information, advocacy, referral and tailored supports to at-risk young people to enable them to overcome life barriers and reach their greater potential.

Program eligibility

Young people aged 11 - 18 assessed as at-risk due to issues including educational disengagement, substance misuse, homelessness, poverty, trauma and family dysfunction. The program services Balga, Mirrabooka, Nollamara, Girrawheen, Koondoola and surrounds.

Make a referral

Contact dee.gleeson@whitelion.asn.au

Are you a young person who needs help to stay in school?

Contact dee.gleeson@whitelion.asn.au

Program supporters

Mobile Youth Service is supported by the Western Australian government Department for Communities.

Get involved

The Mobile Youth Service welcomes students requiring professional placement experience.

 

HOPE for Youth (Home Outreach Promoting Education for Youth Service)

Hope for Youth is an outreach service that provides holistic interventions to address anxiety and other barriers young people face to healthy community and education participation. The program targets young people of Year 11 and Year 12 school age.

Program eligibility

Young people in years 11 and 12 who are disengaged from school and socially isolated. Referrals to the program are only accepted from the Department of Education (North Metro Participation Directorate).

Contact person

Contact nicole.todd@whitelion.asn.au

Program supporters

Hope for Youth is supported by the Western Australian government Department of Education.

Get involved

Hope for Youth welcomes students requiring professional placement experience.

 

Deadly Diversions: Youth Support & Development Program

The Deadly Diversions service provides intensive case management to Prolific and Priority Offenders who are referred from WA Police in the Mirrabooka Police District. The program aims to address the underlying causes of high-volume offending and support young people to develop positive, sustainable life pathways.

Program eligibility

Referrals are only accepted from WA Police in the Mirrabooka Police for at-risk young people whose complex needs contribute to recurring offending behaviours and significant Police contact.

Contact person

Contact ian.gowing@whitelion.asn.au

Program supporters

Deadly Diversions is supported by WA Police.

Get involved

Deadly Diversions welcomes students requiring professional placement experience.

 

Whitelion Ballajura Youth Drop-in Centre

The Ballajura Youth Drop-In Centre operates three days a week to provide a safe, non-threatening afterschool drop-in service for secondary school students. Young people utilising the drop-in centre have access to professional youth workers, recreation services, meals and refreshments. Regular sporting activities, camps and life skill workshops are incorporated within the service to promote the engagement, inclusion and development of young people.

Program eligibility

Young people aged 12 to 17 years. This program does not accept referrals.

Contact

Email daria.maksimovic@whitelion.asn.au

Program supporters

The Ballajura Youth Drop-in Centre is supported by Western Australian Department for Communities and local Government (City of Swan)

Get involved

Make a donation to help us provide education materials and material aid to young people at risk of early school leaving here.

 

Target 120

Target 120 is an across-government strategy to holistically support identified young people and families presenting with complex needs to achieve their goals, improve whole-of-life outcomes and reduce contact with the justice system.

Program Eligibility 

Referrals are only accepted from the Department for Communities (Mirrabooka District) for at-risk young people in contact with WA Police.

Contact

Email nikki.kovacs@whitelion.asn.au

Program supporters

Target 120 is a collaborative initiative of the Western Australian government led by the Department for Communities. 

Target 120

Target 120 welcomes students requiring professional placement experience.