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Southern Homeless Youth Assistance Program
 
 
 
 
Southern Community Integration Program
 
 
 
Pivot
 
 
 
Breakthrough Mentoring
 

About Whitelion Victoria

Whitelion has been supporting young people in Victoria since 1999.

To learn more about Whitelion in Victoria contact:

Gillian Clegg
Area Manager – Southern
0417 462 173

 

Programs 

Southern Homeless Youth Assistance Program

Whitelion’s Southern Homeless Youth Assistance Program provides outreach-based case management and brief intervention support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The SHYAP team connects young people to housing options, assist with family reunification, assist to stabilise housing placements, and connect young people to mental health services, family violence services, income support and other priorities identified by the young person.

Program eligibility

Young people aged 12-25 experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless from the Frankston, Casey, Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula local government areas.

Make a referral for support

Email frankston.outreach@whitelion.asn.au

Contact

Contact natalie.taylor-zach@whitelion.asn.au, 0413 165 263 or katherine.hamilton@whitelion.asn.au, 0481 984 741 or drop in to see us at Suite 1, 39A Davey Street Frankston.

Program supporters

Creating Connections and Transitional Housing services are supported by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Get involved

Make a donation to help us provide material aid packages to young people at risk of homelessness here

 

Southern Community Integration Program

The aim of the Community Integration Program (CIP) is to train volunteers to link every child and young person in Out of Home Care (OoHC) into local sports clubs, dance classes, art clubs and more. These links create connections between the young people and their community to reduce isolation and disconnection by increasing social skills and confidence.

Program eligibility

Young people aged 10-17 residing in out of home care settings in the southern metropolitan region that are managed by Anglicare.

Further information

Email stephen.jenkinson@whitelion.asn.au

Program supporters

The Community Integration Program is an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Get involved

Would you like to volunteer with the Community Integration Program? Email mentoring@whitelion.asn.au

 

Pivot

Pivot is a community-led initiative that addresses offending behaviour and recidivism by young people. Young people receive a Pivot ‘advocate’ to provide intensive case management support to both them and their families to address risk factors for offending.

Program eligibility

Young people aged 12 to 21 who have had contact with, or are at risk of involvement with, the criminal justice system in the Frankston and Peninsula area.

Make a referral for support

External referrals aren’t accepted for this program. 

Contact

Email rachael.ashes@whitelion.asn.au Or call 03 9783 1664 or drop in to see us at Suite 1, 39A Davey Street Frankston.

Program supporters

Pivot is an initiative of the Victorian government through the Youth Crime Prevention program. Whitelion partners with YSAS and Taskforce to deliver the program.

Breakthrough Mentoring

Breakthrough Mentoring is an employment focussed mentoring program that supports young people on their employment pathway. Young people are matched with a trained mentor for regular and structured one-on-one support over 18 weeks. Together they explore the mentees strengths and values, set goals and discover local employment and training opportunities. Mentors and young people are supported on their journey by their Whitelion Breakthrough Youth Worker

Program eligibility

Young people aged 16 – 25 who are not currently engaged in sustainable employment, and who have/are experiencing barriers to employment.

Get involved

Whitelion is looking for Breakthrough Mentors. If you are interested please contact mentoring@whitelion.asn.au

Contact

Contact Karen Vergara, karen.vergara@whitelion.asn.au – 0481 984 750