Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire

Jesuit Social Services

Jesuit Social Services is a Community Services provider that provides practical programs and advocacy across five main areas:
  • Justice and crime prevention – for people involved with the criminal justice system
  • Mental health and wellbeing – for people with multiple and complex needs and those affected by trauma, suicide, and complex bereavement
  • Settlement and community building – for recently arrived immigrants, refugees, displaced people and disadvantaged communities
  • Education, training and employment – for people with barriers to sustainable employment.
  • Gender and culture – providing leadership on the reduction of violence and other harmful behaviours prevalent among boys and men, and building new approaches to improve their wellbeing and keep families and communities safe.

Service Address: 54 McCrae Street (PO Box 393) Dandenong VIC 3175

Phone: 9421 7600

Agency Services

Leaving Care Mentoring Program

The Leaving Care Mentoring program operates in the Southern Metro Region of Melbourne. The aim of the program is to connect vulnerable young people 15 - 20 yrs old, in the Out-of-Home Care system with an adult role model to enhance positive, pro-social integration into the community when approaching independent living. The role of a mentor can vary depending on a young person's individual needs. For example, a mentor may assist with linking a young person to a community social group or recreational activities, assist them with education or training opportunities, or support them with developing living skills and provide general life guidance. Young people on the program will meet with their mentor in the community once per week for a minimum 12 month duration.

Contact: (03) 9421 7600

Provided by: Jesuit Social Services

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StandBy - Support After Suicide

The StandBy program is focused on supporting anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life, including: individuals, families and friends, witnesses, first responders, and service providers. StandBy is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual. The program offers coordinated evidence-based support and resources (including connections to local services and groups) that is individualised for each person’s unique circumstance. This support is continued for up to two years to ensure those that engage with StandBy are not alone and receive ongoing support.

Contact: 1300 727 247

Provided by: Jesuit Social Services

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