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

Cardinia Shire Youth Support Program

Cardinia Shire Youth Workers provide information, referral, and support to young people, aged 12 – 24 years, who live, work, study or recreate in Cardinia Shire. Youth Workers are onsite each day at My Place Youth Facility. Monday – Friday, 1 pm to 5pm. Young people, parents and professionals/educators who work with young people are invited to call (18004YOUTH) or pop into My Place Youth Facility during these times. (5 – 7 Main Street Pakenham) Councils qualified Youth Services Officers will be available and ready to assist! Youth Services Officers can assist young people to access, for example, local social, life skill and support groups, as well as assisting in making referrals to specialised support services where needed. This may include drug and alcohol, Centrelink, legal matters, mental health, employment and training, or housing. Our Youth Services Officers are also available during the advertised hours to directly support young people within areas such as: Bullying Family conflict/friendship issues Life, school, or work stresses Building resilience and coping with difficult situations Sexuality/Gender/Identity My Place Youth Facility has a variety of games, electronics (VR/PlayStation and Xbox), computers, and snacks available for any young people who are seeking a fun, safe, and inclusive space to hang out.

Service Name: Cardinia Shire Youth Support Program

Phone: 18004YOUTH

Service Area: Cardinia Shire

Eligibility Criteria: Young people aged 12-24 years who have strong connections to the Cardinia Shire.