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

Southern Community Integration Program (CIP)

The Community Integration Program (CIP) works with young people in out-of-home care (i.e. residential, foster or kinship care) to explore a new activity, sport or interest area within their community, with the support of a volunteer. These links create connections between young people and their community to reduce isolation and disconnection by increasing social skills and self-confidence. Often, the mentor/mentee-type of relationship can endure after the 12 month program has finished.

Service Name: Southern Community Integration Program (CIP)

Phone: 0406 839 632

Service Area: City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia Shire (as well as Bayside, Kingston, Port Phillip and Stonington)

Eligibility Criteria: Aged 10-17 years old; living in out-of-home care (i.e. residential care, foster care, kinship care) and has a current Child Protection Order. See service catchment area below.