A-Z Listing

Services

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  • FreeZA Program (Hobsons Bay Youth Services)
  • Youth skill development, event management and participation

  • Future Leaders Unite (FLU) (Hobsons Bay Youth Services)
  • Youth Participation, Skill Development

  • Foundation House
  • A range of services to people from refugee backgrounds who have survived torture or war related trauma in the form of counselling, advocacy, family support, group work, psycho-education, information sessions and complementary therapies.

  • Fresh Program for alternative education (used to be called Spirit west)
  • The Fresh Program is a community education service aimed at young people who are experiencing difficulties with main stream education. Though the Victorian certificate of applied learning, Fresh provide young people with learning opportunities that look to develop personal and group competencies aswell as providing access to on-going pathways in education, training and employment.

  • Foundation House
  • The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST), or 'Foundation House' as it is also known, provides a range of services to people from refugee backgrounds who have survived torture or war related trauma.

    Foundation House provides direct services to clients in the form of counselling, advocacy, family support, group work, psycho-education, information sessions and complementary therapies. Direct services to clients are coupled with referral, training and education roles aimed at developing and strengthening the resources of various communities and service providers.

    Foundation House provides services across Melbourne with offices in Brunswick, Dandenong, Sunshine and an outpost office in Ringwood. Services are also provided in a number of rural and regional centres across Victoria.

    Foundation House is non-denominational, politically neutral and non-aligned.

  • Footscray Community Legal Centre
  • Offers Specialist Legal Services for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (no migration advice), Burmese Financial Counselling Services and Refugee Tenancy Services.


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  • Gatehouse (Royal Children's Hospital)
  • Child abuse counselling consisting of assessment and treatment services, crisis management and support services, short and long 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.

  • Gathering Place
  • Services including general practice, hearing, speech pathology, physiotherapy, dietetics, diabetes education, podiatary, play group, family counsellor, psychology

  • Group Support Programs (Mind Australia)
  • Structured activity programs that support people experiencing mental illness to increase their ability to participate in social, recreational and educational activities. Programs focus on creating opportunities for social engagemnt and connection, self-esteem capacity building and skill development .

     

    Please note: Mind Australia also provides support for carers of people experiencing mental illness.


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  • Housing Support (Latitude)
  • Accommodation support and placement, incuding transitional housing.

  • Headspace - Sunshine
  • headspace Sunshine offers young people aged 12-25 support with a range of issues relating to mental health, including:

    - Difficult feelings
    - Relationships
    - Family life
    - Social connections
    - Coping with stress
    - Physical wellbeing

     The centre offers free individual counselling support, access to general proactitioners, group programs as well as a range of group activities.

  • Housing Support (Yarra Community Housing)
  • Housing support for young people in urgent need of housing.

  • Headspace - Werribee
  • headspace Werribee offers young people aged 12-25 support with a range of issues relating to mental health, including:

    - Difficult feelings
    - Relationships
    - Family life
    - Social connections
    - Coping with stress
    - Physical wellbeing

     The centre offers free individual counselling support, access to general proactitioners, group programs as well as a range of group activities.

  • Homelessness Youth Dual Diagnosis Initiative - HYDDI (SUMMIT)
  • HYDDI offers specialist mental health and substance use assessment and brief interventions for young people, advice on brief interventions and strategies and referral pathways for specialist treatment. It offers short-term case management assistance with a specialist focus on mental health and substance use.


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  • Mental Health Support Service (Orygen Youth Health)
  • Outreach and case management support, psychosocial programs, and peer and family support for young people living with a mental health concern.

  • Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria
  • A wide range of services and programs to people with mental illness, and the families, friends and carers of people with mental illness. Services that provide resources they need in their recovery (such as hope, resilience, coping skills, self-acceptance and physical health).

  • Migrant Resource Centre North West
  • Settlement Grants Program (SGP): settlement services for individuals (including migration advice), group information sessions and community development activities.


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  • New Hope Foundation (HSS)
  • Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS) in partnership with AMES

  • New Hope Foundation (ASAS)
  • Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme (ASAS) - Asylum seekers in financial hardship awaiting protection visa determination.

  • New Hope Foundation (SGP)
  • Settlement Grants Program (SGP) - Refugees and family stream arrivals during first 5 years after arrival in Australia.

  • New Hope Foundation (RAP)
  • Refugee Action Program (RAP):  diverse range of community development activities in partnership with newly arrived refugee community groups, VICSEG and mainstream providers

  • New Hope Foundation - Youth Settlement Services
  • Youth Settlement Services: homework groupls for primary and secondary students, holiday programs, recreation activities, youth support groupls.  Homework Group for children up to year 8 at Laverton College P-12.


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  • Peer Recovery Community (Mind Australia)
  • Residential rehabilitation environments for people aged between 18 and 64 who have a mental health problem and need additional support.

  • Phoenix Migrant Resource Centre
  • Financial assistance, support, counselling and information for migrants.

  • Personal Helpers and Mentors Service - PHaMS (Cohealth)
  • Personal Helpers and Mentors support people whose lives are affected by a mental illness in the following ways:

    • Improve or get your relationships with family and friends back on track;

    • Become involved in social or community activities or groups;

    • Cope better with everyday tasks like getting to places on public transport, housekeeping, and budgeting;

    • Access community services like health, housing or family support;

    • Improve or develop your personal skills and confidence;

    • Set and achieve goals to improve your life.


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  • Rocket - Youth Residential Rehabilitation Program (Cohealth)
  • Residential, recovery-based support including the opportunity for young people to learn or re-learn the skills required for independent living and to better manage mental health. Support areas include employment/education, social and family connectedness, general living, alcohol and other drugs, health and wellbeing.

  • Reconnect West (Uniting Care)
  • Assistance for young people, their parents and family with negotiating solutions, including youth and family counselling, youth and family mediation, case management and community development


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  • Turning Point Drug & Alcohol Centre
  • Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre was established in 1994 to provide leadership to the drug and alcohol field in Victoria, Australia. Turning Point amalgamated with public health provider, Eastern Health in October 2009 and is formally affiliated with Monash University.  They are part of the International Network of Drug Treatment & Rehabilitation Resource Centres for the United Nations Office of Drugs & Crime (UNODC), and a member of the International Harm Reduction Association. They are also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and an accredited Higher Education Provider.

    Turning Point strive to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with, and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harms.

    The organisation integrates activities across a diverse range of specialist knowledge and professional practice which enables us to translate evidence based research into action. 

    Clients include young people, pregnant women, polydrug users or people with mental health diagnoses. A variety of progams and support services are available, contact Turning Point for information regarding individual service hours of operation and referral options. 

  • Tracing Program (Red Cross)
  • Program aiming to re-establish contact between separated family members and clarify the fate of the missing.


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  • Voyage
  • Alcohol service; Counselling; Drug service; Education programs

  • Victorian Aborigional Health Service
  • The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service provides a variety of services such as, general health, dental, mental health, alcohol and other drugs support, counselling, specialist women’s and children’s services and community programs.

  • Volunteer West
  • Linking potential volunteers, including refugees and asylum seekers requiring work experience, with government and not for profit agencies which require volunteers.  May serve as employment pathway.


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  • Williamstown Police Station
  • Police Service

  • WISE: Employment Service
  • Assist Employers to find the right staff, and job seekers to find work

  • Western Health
  • Provide Drug and Alcohol assessments, and counselling for young people at the Youth Resource Centre. For further referral information please contact 03 9689 5533

  • Western Springboard (WCIG)
  • A case work program that assists with issues relating to school, TAFE, university, Centrelink, family matters and relationships, health, housing and employment. Also offers support and legal information.


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