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

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.

Service Name: Leaving Care Mentoring Program

Phone: (03) 9421 7600

Service Area: City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire

Eligibility Criteria: 15-20 years old and has past or present Child Protection involvement. Also should reside in the Southern Metro Region of Melbourne