GOALS program

About This Service

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.

    • Program Name

      GOALS program

    • Service Address

      Footscray CBD
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    • Phone

      9687 1777

    • Urgency Levels

      Direct Help, Some Help, Just Curious

    • Age Group

      16 - 25 years

    • Eligibility Criteria

      • 16-25 years of age (with cut off at 23 for acceptance) • Currently homeless, at risk of homelessness, in unstable housing or leaving the out of home care system • Are currently involved in and motivated to maintain education, training or employment • Have capacity to live independently with minimal support • Have sufficient social skills to reside in a shared living environment unsupervised with up to 7 other young people • Are willing to actively engage in the program which includes case management (formulating and actively working towards goals), attending house meetings (positively contributing), room inspections • Are receiving an income via employment or in receipt of a Centrelink income • Are willing to pay 25% of their income towards a program fee

    • Service Type