A-Z Services

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  • Action Centre
  • Sexual and reproductive health care and education consisting of contraception, fertility information, women's health, pap tests, pregnancy choices, sexual health counselling for young people with a disability, screening and certification for sex workers, STI testing, vaccinations and sexual abuse.

  • African Australian Community Centre
  • AMES Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme
  • asylum seekers in financial hardship awaiting protection visa determination

  • AMES Commuity Assistance Support (CAS)
  • Asylum seekers on bridging visas with high levels of vulnerability

  • AMES Employment
  • Job Services Australia: CALD employment specialist service

  • AMES Employment Readiness
  • Employment Readiness Program, Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Childrens Services

  • AMES English Classes
  • English Classes available to new arrivals

  • AMES Humanitarian Settlement Services
  • AMES delivered the Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy (IHSS) in partnership with New Hope Foundation.

    The AMES HSS Consortium is made up of a number of organisations that provides free support to refugees and humanitarian entrants. As the lead agency, AMES focuses on creating strong partnerships to deliver the HSS program across Victoria.

    HSS promotes the skills and knowledge needed for people from refugee and humanitarian backgrounds to begin their new lives in Australia and to build the skills to participate in Australia’s economic and social life.
    The services are generally provided for about six months but may be extended in cases of particular need.

    For a background on the HSS Service in your language, select from the list below:

    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Amharic
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Arabic
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Burmese
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Chin
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Dari
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: English
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Farsi
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Karen
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Nepalese
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Tamil 

  • Anglicare
  • Anglicare Victoria provides support to 80,000 children, young people and families every year.

    Through a range of services, we work towards strengthening families and communities so they can protect and nurture the children within them.

    We alleviate immediate hardship through services like emergency food and crisis accommodation, and build capacity for sustainable living through programs like foster care, financial counselling, parent education and group work.

  • Anime / Manga Club
  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  • Provider of all relevant support services for asylum seekers, including legal assistance with applications for protection visas, comprehensive health care clinic, mentoring programs, orientation tours, vocational training, employment pathways, food bank, community meals. Caseworker refers to programs internal and external to ASRC.  Travel tickets can be given to attend ASRC and other appointments.

     

  • Australian Multicultural Community Services
  • The Australian Multicultural Community Services (AMCS) is a not for profit organisation providing help at home and other support services to older people, people with disabilities and their carers in Melbourne and Greater Geelong.


B

  • Big Bang
  • Big Bang is a sports and recreational program for young people 12-25 who live, work, study or recreate in the City of Maribyrnong. This program offers indoor soccer, basketball and dinner every Friday night during school terms

  • Braybrook Community Hub
  • The state of the art Braybrook Community Hub features a new library and cafe, community centre and spaces, cohealth community health services, maternal and child health services, Melbourne City Mission early years centre, a sports pavilion, Braybrook Men's Shed, community gardens, public art installations and the Australian College of Optometry. - See more at: http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/braycomm#sthash.oSv54cUn.dpuf

  • Braybrook Library
  • Maribyrnong Libraries deliver collections, programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse community. We work with partners and the community to:
    ● create inviting, accessible and inclusive libraries
    ● inspire people to transform their lives through reading, literacy and knowledge
    ● connect people with one another, the internet and the world of information and ideas.

  • Braybrook Maidstone Neighbourhood House
  • Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House will:

    • Work to provide access to notions of equality and racial justice to all individuals, through life long learning opportunities in the community.
    • Work to encourage and expand the personal awareness of  capabilities and opportunities for their members and users.
    • Endeavour to identify and to respond to social justice needs within the community.
    • Provide an open and caring environment where individuals and groups can explore and achieve their full potential.
    • Work to help people recognise and respect the diverse cultural and educational backgrounds of the community.
    • Work to help public tenants in the area integrate with other members of the community.

    Furthermore, in Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House believes that all individuals have a right to enrich their own lives, through access to social, community and educational interaction.

  • Braybrook Secondary College
  • Breaking @ Braybrook
  • Breakdancing classes suitable for all levels


C

  • Casework, Group Work, Mentoring, supported transport to visit parents in prison, art & craft activities
  • Centrelink
  • Financial, Employment and educational assistance

  • Certificate in General Education for Adults. (Reading, Writing and Numeracy)
  • Opportunity to improve reading, writing and numeracy in a small group in a safe friendly environment.

  • Child First
  • Initial assesment of family needs and risks to determine eligibility for family services. Provides information and referral, initial support and assistance, access to local Family Service and collaborate with community Based Child Protection worker.

  • Child Protection Service Unit
  • Meeting the needs of children and making sure they are safe in the family

  • cohealth
  • cohealth offers a wide range of health services including a medical,dental for youth adults and children, mental health and specialist services. They also provide support and programs for homelessness, issues with alcohol and other drugs.

  • cohealth Arts Generator
  • Cohealth arts generator (formerly Barkly Arts Centre) works in partnership with individuals and communities who experience limited access to arts and cultural opportunities. Through participatory arts practice Cohealth arts generator aims to increase wellbeing and agency by unlocking creative potential and building connections to the broader community.

    Cohealth arts generator (CAG) embraces diversity enhances cultural identity and community connection through artistic expression; underpinned by equity and social justice. Cohealth Arts Generator is a division of Cohealth Limited and is located in the warehouse building at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

    CAG runs a dynamic program of cross arts projects that engage a wide range of community members in collaborative and individual arts practice. CAG supports the development of emerging artists from culturally diverse communities and facilitates opportunities for established artists to collaborate with western region communities.

    CAG provides access to arts opportunities to young people from culturally diverse communities, people experiencing mental illness and homelessness, refugees, residents of low cost housing including Barkly Hotel, community housing, Supported Residential services, public housing and Indigenous Australians in Melbourne’s western suburbs. CAG produces quality public outcomes through a process of meaningful collaboration coupled with high production values. These outcomes include exhibitions, performances and installations.

    The program is run by two part time staff and employs wide range of artist contractors. CAG produces at least two in-house exhibitions and a range of partnered performance events each calendar year.

  • Community Detention Program (CDP)

D

  • DASWest Drug and Alcohol Services Women and Childrens Service
  • Early intervention and prevention, counselling and support, specialist home and residential withdrawal units and pharmacotherapy programs.

  • Detour
  • Detour is a youth homelessness program that works with young people aged 12-24 when they first become homeless, supporting them to get their lives back on track.
    Many young people who are homeless are crashing on a mates couch, staying with extended family or at a partner’s place temporarily. They have, for whatever reason, been forced to leave the family home or are at risk of leaving and having nowhere to go.

    How we help:
    • Family counselling/mediation
    • Stabilising accommodation options
    • Identifying your goals and priorities
    • Making a plan to get back on track
    • Health, education and employment

  • DHS - Disability Services
  • Financial assistance, accommodation options, community involvement and other supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers.

  • Disability Employment Services
  • Wesley Employment Services is a Disability Employment Service helping job seekers with a medical or mental health condition, injury, learning difficulties or disability to find and maintain employment in the open job market. We have a youth focus but can work with people up to 65 years of age.

  • Drug Health Services Adolescent Community Programs
  • There are a range of treatment options provided from the Adolescent Community Programs site in Footscray for young people and their families. If you are aged from 12-21 years and live in, or have a connection with the western suburbs, and have a drug and alcohol related problem, then we have a range of services that are designed to help you and your family.

    • Withdrawal options
    • Counselling
    • Family Support
    • Alcohol and Drug Youth Consultant

     

     


E


F

  • Finding Solutions
  • Finding Solutions is an adolescent mediation service which aims to divert young people away from the child protection and statutory systems. We provide the young person and/or family with timely and intensive support to contain the family conflict issues being experienced and to reduce the likelihood of placement  in out of home care

  • Footscray City College
  • Footscray Community Arts Centre
  • Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) is a community-engaged, contemporary arts centre working with local, regional and international communities.

    We collaborate with artists, communities and organisations to build capacity, create opportunities and drive social change. We are the place where important conversations happen: we then action; we cultivate; we deepen.

  • Footscray Library
  • Maribyrnong Libraries deliver collections, programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse community. We work with partners and the community to:
    ● create inviting, accessible and inclusive libraries
    ● inspire people to transform their lives through reading, literacy and knowledge
    ● connect people with one another, the internet and the world of information and ideas.

  • Footscray Soup Van
  • The Footscray Soup Van provides assistance to people who might be facing tough times. Offering a friendly face and a warm meal to the Footscray area six nights a week.

    It is a free service available to anyone in the Footscray area. We typically support people who face financial difficulties and those who are homeless.

  • Foundation House
  • The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (also known as Foundation House) provides services to people of refugee backgrounds in Victoria who have experienced torture or other traumatic events in their country of origin or while fleeing those countries.

  • 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.

  • Fresh Start Careers
  • Young people who dont know what they want to do. learners can develop a resume, explore their interests, preferences and specific jobs.


G

  • Gatehouse
  • 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.

  • Gilmore College for Girls
  • GOALS program
  • Going Out And Living Successfully (GOALS) provides case management and accommodation to young people aged 16- 25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The program is targeted towards young people who are about to leave State Care or have previously been in Care.

    Young people can remain in the program up to 2 years whilst focusing on education and employment as a pathway into independence. GOALS is partnered with a real estate agent able to provide references to support young people with their transition into shared or private rental after GOALS.

    A case manager is available during business hours and there is limited support afterhours. Recreational activities, living skills development and support is offered by a volunteer mentor.

    GOALS is a drug and alcohol free program.


H

  • Happy, Young, and Parenting
  • Happy Young Parenting is recreational and support program for young parents (aged 16 to 30) and their children.
    Activities include arts & craft, excursions, information on local services and parenting. It is also a great way to meet some new parents in your local area, or just to have some fun and supportive time with your child.

  • headspace Sunshine
  • headspace Sunshine is a health service for all young people in the Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay, Wyndham and Brimbank areas.
    At headspace Sunshine, you can access:

    • General Practitioners
    • Psychologists
    • Psychiatrists
    • Social Workers
    • Occupational Therapists
    • Youth Mental Health Nurse
    • Sexual Health Nurse

  • Health Works
  • Primary Health Service for peolple who inject drugs including a needle/syringe program. Community Education Worker can tailor education sesion to needs.

  • Holiday Program
  • Fun and affordable activities during school holiday periods


I


J

  • Job Club
  • The Job Club project runs from Phoenix Youth Hub once a week facilitated by the Youth Engagement Officer in partnership with a job ready / employment specialist YouthNow.

    The job club is a drop-in model where young people will be able to access support with job search. This will include giving young people the tools on how to find jobs on-line, interview preparation, resume writing, phone etiquette and supporting young people throughout their journey towards employment.

  • JobCraft Talent Community
  • Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley LLEN's JobCraft Talent Community connects young people to entry-level employment, alternative education opportunities and further support if needed.

    Young people, teachers, parents, youth and social workers and, employers are all encouraged to join JobCraft Talent Community.  Every member will have access to exclusive and non-exclusive local jobs, a notice board containing our "Monthly Course Crunch" (advertising local courses that are starting up month to month), a wellbeing article, useful links and regular community updates.    The benefits to our various members are described below:


K

  • Kensington Community High School
  • Students from years 7 to 12 have a choice of targeted and managed electives that provide students with a broad and engaging curriculum program. At years 10, 11 and 12 Vocational Education and Training (VET) certificate programs are also provided with a focus on easing the transition between school and the workforce. In Years 11 and 12 a VCAL program is offered with emphasis placed on practical “hands on”, applied learning. Engagement and interaction with the wider community are key aspects of the learning process and such partnerships give students a solid foundation for a positive future.


    Features:


    Flexible Learning


    We are able to have two teachers working with groups of less than 20 students, and have specialist staff to address emotional, social as well as educational needs.


    This is supported through strong links with:


    Local Learning and Employment Network


    CERES


    Youth Connections


    Selmar Institute of Education


     


L

  • Lead to Achieve
  • 18-28 year olds from varied CALD backgrounds. It targets youth from migrant and refugee backgrounds. There will be a focus on involving those identified as being socially isolated, disengaged. Participants will come from both newly arrived and more established CALD communities.18 1

  • Level 87 Book Club
  • Sometimes, getting lost in a good book requires companionship.

    So far this year, Book Club has considered the merits of blurbs, book versions vs movie versions (and which ones you can skip), reading outside your favourite genres, never finishing books vs always finishing books and what belongs on the 100 Story Building bookshelves.

    If you’re keen to share a book you love, discover some new ones, or just find a place to curl up and read in peace, then Book Club afternoons at 100 Story Building are just the thing!


M

  • Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN)
  • The internship is a young people program eligible to engage in the Moonee Valley intern ship approved opportunity. The intern has to be 16 - 24 years of age.The program provides training employment.

  • Maribyrnong Freeza - Phoenix All Ages
  • All our events are fully supervised, drug, smoke and alcohol free. With support from local schools, council, businesses and organisations, we have consistently put on successful events. From film festivals, to battle of the band events,  being involved in national tours, and working with other committees who use Phoenix Youth Centre; we are a hardworking, professional entity. Our aim is to provide the young people of the Western Suburbs with a safe environment to experience quality live performances from some of the best acts; be it a local band, a nationally touring band, or an event with an international act.

    FReeZA is the name of the program, that gives funding, guidelines and support (from the Victorian Government) to groups like Phoenix All Ages across Victoria. FReeZA supports these groups to develop a broad range of skills and the opportunity to stage events for other young people in their local community. When an event is branded as a FReeZA event, (as all Phoenix All Ages events are) you know it will be a quality event that aims to give young people an opportunity to experience live music in a safe drug, alcohol, and smoke free environment.

  • Maribyrnong Library
  • Maribyrnong Libraries deliver collections, programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse community. We work with partners and the community to:
    ● create inviting, accessible and inclusive libraries
    ● inspire people to transform their lives through reading, literacy and knowledge
    ● connect people with one another, the internet and the world of information and ideas.

  • Maribyrnong Youth Advisory Committee
  • The Maribyrnong Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC) is a committee of 15 young people between the ages of 12-25 years olds who are passionate about being young leaders in the Maribyrnong community. MYAC members come from different backgrounds and experiences, from various local high schools, community and youth agencies, education, training, employment and sporting groups and its main role is to act as a consultative and communicative link between Maribyrnong City Council and young people.

    MYAC advises Council on a range of issues and makes recommendations on issues that affect young people locally. The group acts as a central point for youth issues at a Council level and also hosts and supports projects such as the Maribyrnong Youth Forum and Human Rights Day Festival.

    MYAC meets on the first Wednesday of every month  or sometimes more regularly if working on a special project. To date, the Maribyrnong Youth Advisory Committee has provided advice that has resulted in significant gains in making Council and the municipality of Maribyrnong  more youth friendly.

  • MatchWorks: Employment Service
  • MatchWorks provides a range of employment and related services to people looking for work and businesses looking for staff across regional Victoria and in the west and north of Melbourne.

  • MAX Employment: Employment Service
  • Assisting disabled and disadvantaged people find or return to work

  • Melbourne Academy
  • Melbourne Academy provides flexible, student driven and engaging education options for young people that are disengaged from the mainstream system and wanting to complete a senior secondary certificate as well as some vocational training. We offer VCAL, Certificate 1 in Vocation Preparation, Certificate 1 in Active Volunteering, Certificate 2 in Community Services and Certificate 2 in Graphic Arts (Desk Top publishing and Screen Printing)


    Features:
    Flexible learning delivery
    Small class sizes
    Hands on learning and strong student support

  • 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

  • Mind Australia
  • Linking people back in the community and build skills after mental health issues through programs such as: Art, music, cooking skills, men and women's groups and general activity groups

  • Momentum Youth Service
  • Case management foryoung people 15-18 disengaged from education training or employment.

  • Moonee Valley LLEN Internships Program
  • The Moonee Valley Internships Program provides marginalised young people from Moonee Valley with internship opportunities through real life skills in project management. An internship is a short, on-the-job work experience placement where you will   shadow someone within an organisation and learn direct skills.


N

  • New Hope Foundation (ASAS)
  • The New Hope Foundation (NHF) has been providing settlement, welfare, advocacy and individual support and referral services for migrants, refugees and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients

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

    AMES delivered the Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy (IHSS) and assisted almost 20,000 clients to settle across Victoria.

    From April 2011, AMES (alongside consortium partners and sub-contractors) began delivering the Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS) program. HSS is currently funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS).

    The AMES HSS Consortium is made up of a number of organisations that provides free support to refugees and humanitarian entrants. As the lead agency, AMES focuses on creating strong partnerships to deliver the HSS program across Victoria.

    HSS promotes the skills and knowledge needed for people from refugee and humanitarian backgrounds to begin their new lives in Australia and to build the skills to participate in Australia’s economic and social life.

    The services are generally provided for about six months but may be extended in cases of particular need. 

    For a background on the HSS Service in your language, select from the list below:

    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Amharic
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Arabic
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Burmese
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Chin
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Dari
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: English
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Farsi
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Karen
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Nepalese
    • The Humanitarian Settlement Service: Tamil 

  • 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.

  • New Young Women
  • New Women is a unique allsorts circus program for beginners that has been offered at the   Women's Circus since its inception in 1991, and we are thrilled to be extending this program to cater specifically for young women in 2015. This new program will provide the opportunity for young women to build confidence and discover the wonderful world of circus in a safe and supportive environment. A great way for girls to have fun and get active, New (Young) Women offers a taste of all of the skills on offer at the Women's Circus including Aerials, Acrobalance, Juggling and Manipulation, Handstands,Tumbling and ensemble performance. Led by our expert team of female Trainers, all skill levels will be catered for from beginners all the way Marie Watt Photography up to seasoned circus-folk. More than just a circus class, participants will be introduced to the unique social circus ethos and inclusive philosophy that has been part ofm Women's Circus since it was established.

  • No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)
  • The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit.

    Loan are between $300 and $1,200 for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines and medical procedures. Repayments are set up at an affordable amount over 12 to 18 months.

    Loans cannot be used for cash, bond, rent arrears, debt consolidation, holidays or bills.


O

  • Orygen Youth Health
  • Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program (OYHCP) is a world-leading youth mental health program based in Melbourne, Australia. OYHCP has two main components: a specialised youth mental health clinical service; and an integrated training and communications program.

    Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program is part of the public mental health system in Melbourne, Australia, and sees young people aged 15 to 25, with a focus on early intervention and youth specific approaches. There is a close connection with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. 

    Our innovative clinical program is comprised of three parts: Acute Services, Continuing Care, and Psychosocial Recovery. Multidisciplinary teams composed of psychiatrists and mental health clinicians deliver individually tailored services such as mental health assessment and care, crisis management, psychotherapy, medication, family support, inpatient care, group work, and vocational and educational assistance. Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program treats around 450 clients per annum.

    Our training and communications program provides training and resources to improve the understanding of mental health issues in young people and to promote the capacity of services and the general public in supporting young people. We work with a variety of organisations including health services, schools, drug and alcohol services, and community groups within our catchment area.

    The work of OYHCP will be important to you if:

    • You are a young person aged 15– 25 with mental health issues and living in the western or north western area of Melbourne
    • You are a family member or carer for a young person aged 15–25 with mental health issues and living in the western or north western area of Melbourne
    • You are a service provider working with and supporting young people with mental health issues
    • You want to have access to the latest information and training in relation to youth mental health

  • Our Place
  • ‘Our Place’ Youth Space provides a safe space for young people in the community to come together & access a variety of services & programs to support them in reaching their potential.

    Our Place exists because Kids Off The Kerb want to connect communities’ together to give at-risk & marginalised young people the support they need to succeed in life & re-engage with their communities.

    Kids Off The Kerb aim is to create a space where young people can develop a sense of pride, belonging & respect. On this foundation they can then build their networks & their future & begin to achieve their own success.

    This environment is created through generous donations from Built & the Property Industry Foundation, to allow us to renovate ‘Our Place’ into a usable space.

    The programs for this space include:

    • A multicultural drop in location where young people can gather & meet people from different walks of life
    • Peer-to-peer education concerning ice & other drugs
    • Peer-to-peer education encompassing life skills & personal development
    • A Young Leaders’ course
    • A Yearn to Give program that gives underprivileged youth opportunities to give to other members of their community
    • A Healthy Food program designed around nutritional education & the exploration of intercultural cuisine


P

  • Pathways to Employment
  • Phoenix Edge
  • A theatre group for young people aged 16 to 25 who live in the Maribyrnong region. The ensemble makes high quality art that explores what it means to be young. Devise, write and perform in amazing contemporary performances. Play with different art forms and new media.

    It’s all done through a fun and structured creative process of weekly workshops with other emerging artists and mentors. Step into leadership roles and share in the decision-making. Find a place for yourself and a way to tackle the big issues in your community.

    Theatre leader: Georgia Symons

    Emerging artist facilitator: Rex Semisi Pelman

    Ages: 16 – 25

    Workshop dates: Wednesdays, 4pm – 6pm (Starting 15th February)

    Venue: Phoenix Youth Hub, 72 Buckley Street, Footscray

  • Phoenix Youth Arts
  • Phoenix Youth Arts is a Visual Arts skill development program. The program is a delivered by artists from the community and Maribyrnong Youth Services at Phoenix Youth Centre. Weekly workshops that cover a range of arts mediums. The workshops are free and include all materials and afternoon tea as well as providing young people with studio time to work on their own art pieces.

    The key focus of the program is to provide young people with access to visual arts, develop skills and create artistic outcomes in a friendly space. Local artists provide knowledge and mentor young people through their creative endeavours.

    Term 3 will cover a range of arts mediums including illustration, acrylic on canvas, sculpture, stencil art, photography and digital design. The workshops can be tailored to the interest of participants.

    Participants will get the opportunity to create and organise a group exhibition at Phoenix Youth Centre as well a get involved in project based arts activities. 

  • Phoenix Youth Hub
  • Phoenix Youth Hub is run by the Youth Services department of Maribyrnong City Council who provide services, activities, programs, and support for young people at the centre and across the municipality including:  Braybrook, Footscray, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Seddon, Tottenham, West Footscray, and Yarraville.

  • Phoenix Youth Hub
  • Phoenix Youth Hub is a place where young people aged 12-25 can meet others, be involved in recreational activities, access services and support.

    The Phoenix Youth Hub is run by the Youth Services department of Maribyrnong City Council who provide services, activities, programs, and support for young people at the centre and across the municipality including:  Braybrook, Footscray, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Seddon, Tottenham, West Footscray, and Yarraville.

  • Pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships in traditional trade areas and traineeships.

R

  • Raw Elements Hip Hop Program
  • The program will help to develop skills in the following areas:

    • Writing lyrics
    • Recording songs
    • Music Production
    • Developing performance techniques and skills
    • Self-promotion
    • Understanding the Hip Hop industry
    • Develop knowledge of Hip Hop culture

    The program will also provide you with the opportunity to be part of video clips, live performances, community events and to record your own songs.

    The program is free and you can join at anytime

  • RecWest Braybrook
  • With the staff and the facilities at the purpose-built RecWest Braybrook there is something for everyone in the community.

    Owned by the Maribyrnong City Council, and located right centrally in Braybrook, the centre is managed by YMCA Victoria. The facilities on offer are vast and we cater for people of all ages and all levels of fitness.

    Features

    • 4 court multi purpose stadium
    • Dance Studio
    • Multi Purpose Meeting Room
    • Pennell Hall (located at Pennell Res, Burke St, Braybrook)

  • RecWest Footscray
  • If you want to focus on you, your health and your fitness, RecWest Footscray is the place to be. Owned by the Maribyrnong City Council, and located in the heart of West Footscray, the centre is managed by YMCA Victoria. The facilities on offer are vast and we cater for people of all ages and all levels of fitness.

    Features

    • A Health Club with a great range of equipment
    • Group Fitness Studio
    • One Court Basketball Stadium
    • Hall
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen
    • Multi Purpose Rooms

  • Red Cross - Holiday Program
  • Refugee and Asylum Seeker Youth Holiday Program (RAY)

  • Red Cross - Tracing Program
  • Tracing Program:- re-estabilish contact between separated family members and clarify the fate of the missing.

  • Red Cross Migration Support Program
  • Provide support to refugees, asylum seekers, immigration detainees and other people who are vulnerable as a result of migration.

  • Rosamond Special School
  • Special School caters for students who have a mild intellectual disability

  • Royal Children's Hospital: Integrated Mental Health Program
  • The Royal Children's Hospital improves the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents through leadership in healthcare, research and education


S

  • SEE Program
  • WCIG has a youth specific SEE group. We accept referrals for individuals aged between 15-25.

    Young people receive 800 hours of free training to:
    - Explore work and further study options
    - Develop your communication
    - Build skills for your workplace or further study
    - Increase your confidence
    - Apply computer and technology skills

    SEE works in conjunction with Work for the Dole and is an approved activity by Centerlink and is an education outcome for TTW clients.

     

  • Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)
  • English as a Second Language  Digital Literacy  Beauty Skills  Cooking Skills

  • SMART Program
  • Somewhere, now
  • Somewhere, Now is a workshop program that will bring together women from newly arrived, refugee and asylum seeker communities with professional female artists. The workshop   program, beginning in April 2015, comprises theatre, music, singing, dance, story-telling and circus components and the artforms will be utilised for their capacity to facilitate connection and interaction amongst participants.  It is hoped that a new artform a new way will emerge from the meeting of cultures and art forms in this unique community engagement project. At Women's Circus, we believe that we, the less recently arrived Australians, have an opportunity to learn, grow and develop through working, creating and sharing with the rich and diverse cultures still arriving.

  • St. Joseph's Edmund Rice Flexible Learning Centre
  • Accredited flexible education services provide young people with an opportunity to re-engage in education in a supported learning environment.


    The following principles guide how the group works together: respect, safe and legal, participation and honesty.


    The flexible learning centre caters to those with behavioural social and emotional issues.


    Features: Structured programs Monday to Friday Individual plans are negotiated with each young person. Social worker and youth worker support. Empowering young people to take personal responsibility for their actions and learning.


     

  • Strive - Youth Services - Transition To Work
  • Strive - Youth Services  - Transition To Work.
    Designed to provide engagement opportunities and educate to help young people aged 15 - 21 years of age transition to work.


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  • Unison (Previously Yarra community Housing)
  • These services include:

    • Housing Information & Referral
    • Crisis Housing
    • Transitional Housing
    • Long term Affordable Housing
    • Specialist housing models – including Supportive Housing and Youth Foyer
    • Community Development Projects


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  • Victoria Polytechnic
  • Victoria Polytechnic builds on Victoria University's proud 100 year history of excellence in the delivery of vocational education, providing you with tailored, work-based and flexible courses.

    Graduates are equipped with both the technical skills and thinking abilities needed to adapt and evolve in a modern work setting.

    What you study today at Victoria Polytechnic will take you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

  • Victoria University
  • Victoria University is a multi-sector institution (higher education and TAFE). VU offers short courses, apprenticeships, certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate studies.

  • Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
  • The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) is specific to medical needs of Victorian indigenous communities. We provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services for our community.

    As well as providing a variety of medical services, VAHS is committed to supporting the well-being of the community through contributions to community events and activities. VAHS is also committed to assisting research into the ongoing needs of the community.

  • Volunteer West
  • Volunteer West is a community organisation that operates across the western metropolitan region of Melbourne. Its purpose is to inspire and value inclusive and active participation in volunteering, and build the capacity of volunteer involving organisations.


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  • WELS Soccer for Social Inclusion
  • Soccer for Social Inclusion Program is run in partnership with YMCA Rec West. The VICSEG youth team engages and supports young men who are transitioning from the Western English Language School into mainstream secondary school. This skills building program supports young people from refugee background who are at risk of early school leaving or disengagement from the education system.

    Soccer for Social Inclusion will giver young people the opportunity to train in soccer skills, play games, and participate in soccer tournaments.  Meet local workers and get to know what's on at YMCA.

    Held every Tuesday of the School Term, 4-5pm at RecWest Braybrook.

    Meet at Western English Language School and walk to RecWest

     

  • Wesley Employment Services
  • Disability Employment Services - Transition from School to Work.
    Find a job, start a course, maintain a job or study.

  • West Footscray Library
  • Maribyrnong Libraries deliver collections, programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse community. We work with partners and the community to:
    ● create inviting, accessible and inclusive libraries
    ● inspire people to transform their lives through reading, literacy and knowledge
    ● connect people with one another, the internet and the world of information and ideas.

  • Western Bulldogs Spirit West Services (Activities SGP)
  • Activities under Settlement Grants Program: Sport Employment Readiness Program, Community Leaders Mentoring for refugees and family strream arrivals from 6 months to 5 years after arrival.

  • Western Bulldogs Spirit West Services (Youth SGP)
  • Youth Settlement Services under Settlement Grants Program - for refugees and family stream arrivals from 6 months to 5 years after arrival

  • Western Chances
  • Western Chances helps talented and motivated young people in Melbourne's west realise their potential through scholarships.

    Scholarships support talented and motivated students who may not otherwise have an opportunity to pursue their education and dreams.

    Western Chances Scholarships are shaped to fit the needs of each young person, and average $850 per year. This may be used to pay for internet access, leadership and study camps, lecture notes, music or dance lessons, public transport expenses, specialist equipment, and textbooks.

  • Western Community Legal Centre
  • The Footscray Community Legal Centre is a community organisation that provides free legal assistance and financial counselling for the benefit of people who live, work or study in the City of Maribyrnong.
    Some of our services are also available for people who live outside the City of Maribyrnong. 
    The centre assists individuals by:

    • Providing free legal advice
    • Providing financial counselling services for people experiencing financial difficulties
    • Referring people to a solicitor or other organisation best placed to assist with the problem
    • Providing an interpreter for interviews
    About our legal services:
    • General Legal Service
    • Night Service
    • Refugee Legal Service
    • Car Accident Clinic
    • Refugee Tenancy Service
    • Employment Law Service
    • Community Legal Education
    About our outreach services:
    • Braybrook Outreach Services
    • Sunshine Family Relationship Centre
    • Sunshine Magistrates’ Court
      • Debt list
      • Family Violence Intervention Orders

  • Western Edge Youth Arts
  • Free access to learning theatre-making skills - Acting, Voice, Script Writing, Community Theatre

  • Western English Language School
  • Western Health
  • Outreach service providing, psycho education, harm minimisation, drug education, relapse prevention, residential and outpatient withdrawal, family support/counselling

  • Western Reconnect
  • Western Reconnect is an early intervention service that aims to help young people who are homeless or at risk of leaving home. We are based in Braybrook and serve the local government areas of Maribyrnong, Brimbank and Moonee Valley. The aim of the service is to strengthen relationships between the young person and their family and to reconnect them with their community.

    We can:

    • provide support for young people to remain connected to family, school, training and their community
    • provide assistance and advocacy support, which may include issues arising from family conflict, family mediation, education, income support, accommodation, employment and conflict resolution
    • help the young person to develop a realistic understanding of the issues they may face if they leave home
    • help with referrals for young people to other services such as health care providers, Department of Human Services Centrelink, legal and other community-based services within their local communities and alternative options / services for young people within their local communities.
    • provide case management

  • Western Reconnect
  • Melbourne City Mission's Western Reconnect is an early intervention program that helps young people who are at risk of leaving home or who have recently left home.

    The program aims to strengthen relationships between the young person and their family and to reconnect them with their community. Western Reconnect provides a creative response to young people and their families throughcasework, mediation, counselling.

  • Western Region Centre Against Sexual Assault
  • Counselling service for victims/survivors of sexual assault (women, men and children). Counselling (short to medium term) and advocacy (information and/or referral regarding, legal, medical, financial and accommodation options)

  • Western Young People's Independent Network Inc (WYPIN)
  • The Western Young People's Independent Network (WYPIN) is a youth-led organisation comprised of young people of diverse backgrounds based in the western region of Melbourne. WYPIN's Committee of Management is comprised of 12-25 year old young people. At its core, WYPIN is a youth empowerment, youth advocacy group.  

  • Westgate Community Initiatives Group - Youth Services - Springboard
  • Intensive case management specific young people in the out of home care system in Maribyrnong, Moone Valley, Hosbsons Bay , Wyndham

  • Wheels in the West
  • Wheels in the West is a program assisting learner drivers to gain a minimum of 120 hours of driving experience to become safe and confident drivers.
    Learners in the program receive professional driving lessons before being paired with a volunteer mentor. The program is open to learners who live, work, study or recreate in the City of Maribyrnong. Eligible learners must meet a set of selection criteria, including being under 21 years of age and not having access to a fully licensed adult or a vehicle in which to gain driving practice.

    Wheels in the West is part of the statewide Vic Roads L2P – Learner Driver Mentor Program, funded by the TAC.

    If you would like to register as a learner driver in this program, please contact us on 9091 4700

    If you would like to become a Volunteer Mentor Driver and support a learner to gain their driving experience, please fill out the Expression of Interest Form here  or contact us on 9091 4700

  • Women's Health West
  • Women’s Health West (WHW) is the women’s health service for the western metropolitan region of Melbourne.

    Our health promotion, research and development program plans and implements activities designed to promote women’s health, safety and wellbeing across three key areas – sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and prevention of violence and discrimination.


    Our family violence service provides women and children with the range of services they require while in crisis – such as court support, crisis housing and case management – through to services designed to promote healing and recovery, such as women’s and children’s counselling.
    We work collaboratively with communities, government and local agencies, and provide secondary consultation for health, community and other service providers.

    All women living, working or studying in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne are eligible for membership of WHW, as are organisations with western region clients.

  • Write Club

  • Writing is often a solitary pursuit, but even real authors hook up with their fellow writers every now and then to share their work and bounce ideas around. Whether it be a murder mystery novel, a sci-fi zombie romance comic, or an epic poem about life as a Neanderthal, we can help you develop it, or just provide a quiet space so you can do your writerly thing.

    Drop in to 100 Story Building’s cosy workshop space every Tuesday afternoon to work on that thing you’re writing. Volunteers will be on hand to help you get your creative ideas flowing, and there will be regular sharing and discussion sessions.

    4–5:30pm, every Tuesday during school terms


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  • Yarraville Library Service
  • Maribyrnong Libraries deliver collections, programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse community. We work with partners and the community to:
    ● create inviting, accessible and inclusive libraries
    ● inspire people to transform their lives through reading, literacy and knowledge
    ● connect people with one another, the internet and the world of information and ideas.

  • Yarraville Special Development School
  • Caters for students who have an intellectual disability

  • Young Carers Program
  • The Respite Connections young carer team can help if you are at risk of leaving school or a vocational training program early because of your caring responsibilities. Help includes: Paying for school costs, listening, arranging practical support around the home, planning a break from your caring duties, peer support, holiday activities

  • Young Women's Crisis Service
  • This service is made up of two programs; Young Women's Crisis Outreach Service and Vicky's Place, which consist of intensive crisis intervention and support, crisis accommodation and support to find suitable, stable, long term accommodation

  • Youth & Women's Health Nurse
  • Youth Counselling
  • The service is free and confidential, and offers personal counselling, support, information and referral to young people aged 12 to 25 years in the City of Maribyrnong. Young people needing support with any issue can contact Youth Services to arrange a session time at the Phoenix Youth Hub, or at Braybrook Community Centre.

  • Youth Support Service
  • Working closely with local schools, police and youth service providers; the 20th Man Youth Support Service team engages with young people and assists them to reconnect with their families, schools, and local community.

    *The 20th Man can only accept YSS referrals if the young person resides in the following LGA’s :-

    - City of Hobson’s Bay

    - City of Maribyrnong

    - City of Moonee Valley


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  • Zee Group - Moonee Valley City Council
  • A social group for young people who are same sex attracted, intersex, transgender, gender diverse and/or questioning. A great opportunity to meet other young people between 12 to 25 and participate in activities and initiatives.

  • Zoe Belle Gender Collective
  • Tehe Zoe Belle Gender Collective provides online support, referrals, recommendations and resources for the greater trans and gender diverse community in Victoria. We are also in the process of collating resources on a national scale. Our services include:

    • Directory
    • Q & A Forum
    • Community Noticeboard
    • Events
    • Training & Workshops

    We also conduct projects that promote community outreach and address inequities in social and medical well-being of the trans and gender diverse community.


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