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External Organisations

Future Connect

February – December 2021

  • Monday: 9am – 3pm, Melton Youth Centre, 193 Barries Road, Melton
  • Monday to Friday: 9am – 5.30pm, Taylors Hill Youth & Community Centre, 121 Calder Park Drive, Taylors Hill, 3037

What is Project Ready?

Project Ready is a hands-on life and work readiness program designed to help you get ready for your future world of work. If you could use some help choosing a career path, building self-confidence, and gaining skills to successfully transition into the workforce or further training. A program for young people to prepare for the future.

Project Ready is a full-year VET program that includes a Certificate II, so you will graduate with recognition for up to two units at 1 and 2 level for VCE or VCAL. What a great head start! Project Ready is not like regular school. The program is run by a facilitator with experience in youth programs and social work. Their job is to make Project Ready interactive, fun, engaging and inspiring.

Ph: 8595 5552

Odyssey House

1 February 2021 – 31 December 2021

  • Wednesday & Thursday, Melton Youth Centre, 193 Barries Road, Melton
  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday, Taylors Hill Youth & Community Centre, 121 Calder Park Drive, Taylors Hill, 3037

Odyssey House Youth & Family Services provides outreach and centre-based programs and services to young people aged 12 to 24 and their families. Odyssey House Victoria’s committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation.

The service aims to reduce a young person’s alcohol or other drug use and to minimise harm caused by use. The program also helps participants to manage other problems like mental health, education, family and legal issues.

Participation in the program is voluntary and individuals wanting assistance can self-refer. The program also takes referrals from the criminal justice system through ACSO (Australian Community Support Organisation).

Youth & Family Services Programs:

Youth alcohol and other drug counselling: where young people can discuss their issues and concerns in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Dual diagnosis counselling:  A counselling service for young people suffering from mental health and drug and alcohol issues, delivered in partnership with headspace Southern Melbourne. 

Family alcohol and other drug counselling: where families can gain an understanding of one another’s issues and work towards a group resolution.

Outreach: Assertive follow-up and counselling with at-risk young people.

The Odyssey Camp Out: An annual camp to provide at-risk young people with respite, life-skills training and meaningful life experiences.

Building Resilience in Secondary Schools: A holistic program that places a youth clinician at secondary schools to provide youth and family counselling, support, referral, drug education, secondary consultation and staff professional development.

Ph: 9420 7600

RCH The Gatehouse Centre

1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022

  • Monday to Friday, Melton Youth Centre, 193 Barries Road, Melton

Gatehouse Centre is a department of the Royal Children’s Hospital.
It is a Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) that provides assessment, treatment and advocacy services for:

  • Children, young people (aged between 0-17) and their families, living in the North Western metropolitan area of Melbourne or the cities of Moreland and Hume, where sexual abuse is known or suspected to have happened, where problem or harmful sexual behaviours are a concern and Royal Children’s Hospital Inpatients.

Why would a child or young person come to Gatehouse Centre?

A child or young person may have told someone (you, a teacher, a friend, another relative, etc...) about an experience of sexual abuse.

If you are a child or young person and:

  • someone has sexually abused you
  • someone has exposed you to pornography
  • you have witnessed sexual abuse
  • you have witnessed sexually inappropriate content
  • you are worried you may have been sexually abused

If you are a parent or carer and:

  • are concerned about the possibility that your child has been sexually abused
  • you are concerned that a child or young person may have been acting in a sexual manner either with other children or with themselves

If this is the case, a child or young person may come to Gatehouse Centre for an assessment of current concerns. Some children and young people go on to need treatment to assist and develop helpful ways of coping with the impacts of the abuse or concerning behaviours.

Gatehouse Centre also provides training and consultation services for professionals and other agencies.

Ph: 9345 6391

Youth Projects

Monday to Friday, Melton Youth Centre, 193 Barries Road, Melton

Youth Projects is an independent, not-for-profit agency providing heath, outreach, employment, education, training services to individuals experiencing disadvantage including unemployment, homelessness, mental health, substance dependency. Youth Projects promotes inclusion, builds resilience, and creates opportunities through providing person-centred, and holistic wrap around services.

Youth4Jobs is a specialised, tailored service for vulnerable young people and employers in Melbourne's western regions. Our model is simple, yet effective: ENGAGE, PREPARE, PLACE, SUSTAIN.

This agile, mobile outreach service will support young people in Melbourne's west to develop stronger work and life skills, reduce job drop-out, and promote independence and resilience in sustaining future work with up to 30-weeks post-placement support.

Ph: 9304 9100