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  • Action Centre: Family Planning Victoria
  • The Action Centre: Family Planning Victoria provides advice, one on one support and conducts group presentations.

    If you need sexual health care or counselling, please visit our clinic. 

    Action Centre (Melbourne)

    (under 25s) Level 1, 94 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, 3000 Google maps directions

    Tel:  03 9660 4700 Freecall:  1800 013 952 Fax:  03 9650 8567 Email:  clinic@fpv.org.au

    Family Planning Victoria covers all Victoria eligilbility must be under 25yrs of age.

  • Adolescent Health Clinic
  • Free adolescent health clinic. Covers Western Region. Must be under 18 years of age. Free Service GP referral. Disabled acess.

  • AFL Sports Ready
  • Providing employment and training for apprentices and trainees.

  • African Program
  • The service opperates out of Flemington and St Albans. The African Program; provides peer support and mentoring specific activities include referral, information sessions, mentoring of organisations, Homework club, sporting & recreational activities and family liaison.

  • AGA - Apprenticeships Plus
  • AGA - Apprenticeships Plus is a not-for-profit Registered Training Organisation (RTO), a Group Training Organisation (GTO) and an Australian Apprenticeship Support Centre that provides employment, placement, trade training and support to Apprentices and Trainees, Students and Businesses. AGA provide Apprenticeship/ Traineeship opportunities in many different industries, however specialising in the Trades area as well as Aged care, Business and Business Administration.

    Certificate II Pre Apprenticeship training in
    Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Automotive, Engineering (metal Fabrication)

  • Al-Anon Family Groups
  • Do you need help to cope with the effects of someone else's drinking?

    Is the drinking of your partner, parent, child or friend worrying you?

    Did you grow up in a family affected by alcohol abuse?

    Alcoholism, alcohol abuse, or problem drinking affects thousands of families in Australia and worldwide. Your inquiry is confidential and anonymous. If you are concerned about someone else's drinking, we encourage you to browse our website for information about our programs. 

    AL-ANON'S PURPOSE:

    To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with someone whose drinking is a problem.

    Similarly, Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members. Alateen provides support for teenagers affected by the problem drinking of a parent or other family member.

    Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based on the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions, and the Twelve Concepts of Service.

    The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.     Al-Anon/Alateen is not affiliated with any other organisation or outside entity."

    All information was obtained from
    www.al-anon.org/australia
     

  • Alateen: Al-Anon Young Persons Group
  • "Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. 

    Purposes of Alateen:

    Young people come together to...

    • share experience, strength and hope with each other
    • discuss their difficulties
    • learn effective ways to cope with their problems
    • encourage each another
    • help one other understand the principles of the Alateen program

    Sponsorship:

    Every Alateen group needs two active, adult members of Al-Anon (certified by their local Area) to serve as sponsors.

    The sponsors are an active part of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Traditions. 

    Alateen members learn:

    • compulsive drinking is a disease

    • they can detach themselves emotionally from the drinker's problems while continuing to love the person

    • they are not the cause of anyone else's drinking or behaviour

    • they cannot change or control anyone but themselves

    • they have spiritual and intellectual resources with which to develop their own potential, no matter what happens at home

    • they can build satisfying and rewarding life experiences for themselvesMeetings

     

  • Albanvale Primary School
  • "Albanvale Primary School encapsulates our values of Respect, Excellence, Persistence and Collaboration in all that we do. We strive for our students to be ‘Lifelong Learners’. Our staff is committed to providing the best possible educational programs to our students, ensuring that our school is a place of innovation and success, one where students engage in safe, inclusive and nurturing learning environments.

     

    At Albanvale Primary School:

    • We believe all students can achieve success in learning regardless of their background

    • We make a positive difference to the lives of students by providing a stimulating and secure learning environment

    • We challenge and empower students to take risks in their learning

    • We share a common vision and goals and collaboratively provide the best possible teaching and learning for our students

     

    At Albanvale Primary School we aim to develop strong home-school partnerships. Our parents and caregivers are valued as partners in the education of their children and we encourage involvement in the school.

     

    Sue Vermezovic

    Principal"

    © 2013 Albanvale Primary School. All rights reserved.

     
     
     
     

  • Albion North Primary School
  • "Established in 1962, Albion North Primary School is situated in a residential area of Sunshine North, approximately 10km west of the CBD. During recent times there has been a significant renewal of the school buildings, which now have bright, modern teaching and learning spaces with excellent technology resources.  Students regularly engage with technology as part of the learning environment. All members of the school community are encouraged to be actively involved in the learning partnership that will enable children to reach their full potential in a caring and positive environment.

    The school has a pleasant appearance with spacious playing areas which include grassed playing fields, games courts, a covered outdoor play area, an adventure playground, jumping pits, shady garden areas, vegetable garden, orchard and an enclosed courtyard.

    The school has two main classroom buildings that house seven air-conditioned classrooms with interactive whiteboards and the administration area. We have two additional portable buildings (Mod-D) which house three classrooms and the LOTE (Italian) room. Special purpose rooms include library, art/craft, Mathematics, ESL room, canteen, and a multi-purpose room used for indoor PE, Perceptual Motor Program, music, drama, visiting performers and community activities.

    In 2014 our enrolment is approximately 240 students. We are proud of the multi-cultural nature of our school community. Approximately 80% of our students come from families where English is an Additional Language."

     All information obtained from http://www.albionnorthps.vic.edu.au

     

  • Albion Primary School
  • "The fundamental purpose of Albion Primary School is to provide a safe, caring, engaging and inclusive environment in which all children have the opportunity to develop their social, emotional and academic skills and knowledge to enable them to become effective members of society/citizens of the future. The school values are: Respect, Honesty, Care, Learning and Achievement.

    Albion Primary School is located in a residential area in Sunshine approximately 10 kilometres west of Melbourne. The school was established in 1926. In 2013 our enrolment is approximately 150 students and we have a rich cultural diversity amongst our school community. The school has an attractive setting with spacious playing areas which include grassed oval, running track, games courts, an adventure playground, sand pit, jumping pits, shady courtyard and garden areas and a vegetable garden. As well as classroom groups, we have our learning teams and student house groups (siblings are allocated to the same house) and a Junior School Council.

    The school has four main buildings. All classrooms have air conditioning and interactive whiteboards. The original school building houses classrooms, art room and the administration offices. Our new building houses classrooms and an open area where we can gather as a whole school. The third building includes our library, canteen and a multi-purpose room used for indoor physical education, Perceptual Motor Program, music, drama, visiting performers and community activities. Our other building houses the Deer Park/Sunshine network Student Support Service Officers (Speech Therapists and Psychologists).

    The school’s motto is ‘Aim High’and we expect and receive the best from our students in terms of their learning and behaviour. The school’s dedicated and effective staff is strongly committed to helping students achieve personal and academic success. The highest priority is placed on the learning of English and Mathematics. We also have a range of specialist and extra-curricular programs that we provide. Our specialist librarian supports our literacy program and Reading Recovery supports early intervention in literacy. All children are able to develop their artistic abilities through a specialist visual arts program and an ‘opt in, pay as you go’ keyboard program run by an outside provider. A specialist Physical Education teacher provides lessons for all children as well as the opportunity for students to participate in organised lunch time sporting competitions between the house groups. All children participate in a student wellbeing program that focuses on developing strong connections and a sense of belonging within the school groups and teams. Our school student leaders participate in leadership programs that develop their leadership skills.

    We welcome parents to participate in many ways – in School Council and decision making committees, fund raising activities, attending excursions and helping in classrooms.

    Children and staff love to come to and work at Albion Primary School. We take much pride in this."
     All information obtained is from http://www.albionps.vic.edu.au

  • Alcoholics Anonymous St Albans
  • "What Is A.A.?

    Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

    • The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
    • There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
    • A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
    • Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety."

    Copyright © 2011-2014 Alcoholics Anonymous Victoria, all rights reserved: All information obtained from  http://www.aavictoria.org.au

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Victoria State Office
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship that assists people to attain and maintain sobriety from alcohol. Recent years have seen the age of attendance drop significantly. This service would be helpful to people with drinking problems 18 -25 years of age.  A person of any age, ethnicity etc is welcome; people younger than 18 would need to be accompanied by a competent adult.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous- Sunshine
  • "What Is A.A.?

    Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

    • The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
    • There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
    • A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
    • Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety."

    Copyright © 2011-2014 Alcoholics Anonymous Victoria, all rights reserved: All information was obtained from http://www.aavictoria.org.au

  • Alfred Hospital
  • Providing short and long term care depending on the health needs of the individual

  • AMES Australia Youth
  • AMES Youth Program delivers the Adult Migrant English Program customised to the needs and interests of newly arrived culrturally and linguistically diverse migrant and refugee background young people 18-25 years old. It is faciltated by specialist youth teachers and pathway youth counsellors. Participants will:
    Learn English with young people
    Study topics that interest youth
    Improve computer and internet skills
    Prepare for TAFE or university
    Practice skills employers need
    gain opportunities to get involved in the community

    The youth program involves classroom and applied learning opportunities eg Ucan2, sport, creative arts, Job Club, Leadership course, youth camp.



  • AMES St Albans
  • Job Services Australia Provider: English language, education, with focus on employment and settlement support for newly arrived young people.

    "Education and Training

    AMES offers a wide range of English courses and training courses to help you:

    • settle into Australia
    • get a job
    • go on to further education or training to get a better job
    • AMES offers More Than Just English to help you secure your future in Australia."

    All information obtained from www.ames.net.au

  • AMES Sunshine
  • "AMES employment programs are designed to unlock the potential of jobseekers and provide a continuous supply of job ready and job specific candidates for employers.

    Our job is to find you a job!  We’ve worked with new Australians and people from migrant backgrounds for over 20 years to help them find the right job for the right wage."

    All information was obtained from www.ames.net.au

  • Annecto
  • "Operating from a social inclusion and human rights perspective, annecto has a strong commitment to assisting people with dementia, intellectual disability and acquired brain injury, older people and their families and carers to engage and participate in the community with the aim to live better lives in a home of their choice. annecto's inclusion aspirations ensure that our focus remains on increasing social, civic and economic participation."

    All information was obatined from http://annecto.org.au

  • Apprenticeships Group Australia
  • Apprenticeship Services providing employment and training for apprentices and trainees.

  • Apprenticeships Melbourne
  • Providing employment and training for apprentices and trainees.

  • Apprenticeships Support Australia
  • Australian Apprenticeship Centre delivering apprenticeship information about training, traineeships and apprenticeships.

  • Ardeer Primary School
  • "We think that you and your children would find this school to be a very happy place. The children are provided with a learning environment that encourages and supports them to reach their full potential. A happy and confident child at school enables the development of important attitudes to learning and social skill development. By developing a positive relationship with you the parent, a partnership between the home and school can be established that will enable this important time in your child’s life to be a valuable and memorable one.

    We believe life is an education process and education is a lifelong process. We never stop learning. Education does not begin at school, or cease on leaving school. School however, affords a major opportunity for formal education in most people’s lives. It exercises a profound influence on a child’s life. The function of our Primary School is to create an educational environment that allows students to achieve to their maximum potential.

    Parents who display a consistent positive knowledge and interest in their school and its educational process and their child, can be most influential in determining their child’s success. Being a member of a school community, which is rich in worthwhile interesting experiences, shared in a stimulating environment, allows for all round mental, physical, emotional, social and moral development.

    We invite you to be part of your child’s education at Ardeer Primary School. We welcome your contribution and interest in our school and we look forward to your unrelenting support of your children, and our staff and programs. We encourage you to always feel comfortable about coming in to talk to us and to communicate any concerns or issues you may have.

    We encourage you to think seriously about Ardeer Primary School. We are sure we will all benefit from the educational experiences we will share together."

    Graham Miller
    All information was obtained from http://www.ardeerps.vic.edu.au

  • Ardeer South Primary School
  • "Ardeer South Primary School is situated in West Sunshine and forms part of the Western Metropolitan Region. First established in 1973 to service the substantial housing development in the area, the school's enrolment quickly increased in the early 1980's. The student numbers have gradually declined due to the changing demographics, but recently began to increase as a result of a new housing estate in the area. In 2008 the enrolment is 214. The school is housed in two main buildings with air-conditioning to all rooms. In addition to classrooms there is a multipurpose room, Italian room, library, art/craft room, Reading Recovery room, a ‘Hands on’ Learning Centre and a Computer Resource Centre. The canteen has been leased and operates daily. The well maintained grounds have been extensively developed over recent years to include three separate adventure playground areas, three sporting ovals, asphalt surfaced netball, basketball and bat tennis courts and passive garden settings. School improvements have been designed to provide a safe and stimulating environment for our students. The student population is drawn from various cultural and socio economic backgrounds. A high proportion of pupils come from families where English is the second language. The school believes all students should be encouraged to develop to their full potential, physically, academically and socially, in order to be better equipped to meet the challenges of secondary education and beyond. The school motto, 'Preparing for the Future' reflects this goal. The school supports the partnership between home and school and recognises the important role parents play in their children's education. Parental involvement and participation in school activities and committees is encouraged and valued. Effective, regular communications by way of newsletters, information bulletins, parent teacher interviews, written reports and parent education programs have helped to develop a feeling of friendship and team spirit. Our school has an active School Council and a Junior School Council.
    Ardeer South Primary School provides a comprehensive curriculum based on the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. A successful integration program is supported by a team of integration aides. Transition programs have been established with local kindergartens and secondary colleges. The school has an ongoing commitment to the development and refinement of curriculum and policy through a process of cyclic evaluation. The curriculum is designed to motivate and challenge students by providing opportunities in risk taking and accepting responsibility for completing tasks. The School Charter identifies English and Mathematics as curriculum priority areas to facilitate improvement in students learning. Our enthusiastic and dedicated staff are committed to providing to the total needs of the children in their care. Current teaching and learning practices are being continually refined and enriched through participation in appropriate professional development activities. There is a strong commitment to team planning and collaborative decision making. A responsive leadership team effectively manages the school resources with program budgeting and whole school planning procedures being well established. In 2008 the school will be participating in the Australian National Schools Network Interactive Whiteboard Project. This project will support the introduction of Interactive Whiteboards in Years 5 and 6. The school will also further embed the Habits of Mind principles into our school curriculum and practices. "

     

     

    All information was obtained from Ardeer South Primary School

  • AusNAC
  • Australian Apprenticeship Centre delivering apprenticeship information about training, traineeships and apprenticeships.

  • Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights
  • AMWCHR works with young Muslim women aged between 12 to 29 years in Victoria. Our aim is to empower young Muslim women and to build their capacities to actively participate in areas of education, employment and community development. We work with young Muslim women in building their self-esteem, self-confidence and in dealing with issues of identity as they settle into Australia.

    "Equality Without Exemption"

    Individual casework support
    Groupwork
    Information sessions
    Secondary consultation
    Sector training and development in working with Muslim communities



  • Australian Vietnamese Women's Association Inc
  • We offer a range of services to the vietnamese people and the wider community including:

    • Aged Care Services
    • Training (RTO)
    • Family, Youth & Children
    • Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling
    • Problem Gambling Counselling
    • Prisoner Support
    • Legal Information Program

       


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  • Baptcare Family Services
  • Baptcare Family Services provide support to children, young people and families in the west including family

    support, disablity services, foster and kinship care.



  • Beyondblue
  • Beyond Blue provides information and advice for people with depression/anxiety or people who are caring for someone with a mental health issue.

  • Brimbank Libraries
  • Brimbank has 5 Libraries for young people to access. These are:

    Sydenham
    Keilor Village
    Sunshine
    Deer Park
    St Albans

  • Brimbank Little Athletics Centre
  • Little Athletics is designed to teach young people new skills, provide a positive outlet to increase confidence and allows people to build on their skills.


  • Brimbank Melton Child FIRST
  • Child FIRST provide information and referrals to Family Services for families in Brimbank and Melton, who have children aged between 0-17years, including unborn children.



  • Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre
  • Legal Advice & Casework, Community Legal Education, Law Reform & Advocacy. Drop in clinics are by appointment only.

  • Brimbank Police Citizen Youth Club (PCYC)
  • PCYC goals are to provide program activities and services for young people aged 12 - 25yrs. The Brimbank PCYC youth service team also provide support to other organizations offering services to young

    people in the municipality and advocates for young people and service providers in the City of Brimbank. Furthermore PCYC provide information, referral, support, advice and to young people aged 12 - 25 yrs and where

    appropriate to families, who live, work, study, recreation within the City of Brimbank.

    The PCYC program is a partnership between Victoria Police and Brimbank City Council.

     

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  • Brimbank Youth Services
  • Brimbank Youth Services (BYS) works with young people aged between 12 – 25 years who live, work, or study in Brimbank. We aim to support young people to participate in education, health & wellbeing, recreation and employment activities, contributing to a strong sense of belonging and pride in their community.

    Please click on the below link to our website to view current services, programs, and events avilable to young people in Brimbank.

    www.brimbankyouth.com



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  • Cairnlea Community Hub
  • "Cairnlea Community Hub

    Cairnlea Community Hub is a Neighbourhood House that opened in 2008 and is owned and managed by Brimbank City Council. Cairnlea Community Hub is located on Carmody Drive, adjacent to Cairnlea Park Primary School, in the Southern District within the Brimbank municipality.

    The Southern District of Brimbank City Council consists of two main divisions: South West and South East. The South West District, a residential and industrial area that has experienced recent growth, consists of Cairnlea, Deer Park, Derrimut and Albanvale. The South East District consists of Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, Albion and Ardeer areas.

    Cairnlea Community Hub offers programs and activities at the Centre and also in other venues in the Deer Park Local Area."



    All information was obtained from http://www.cairnleacommunityhub.org.au/

  • Cairnlea Park Primary School
  • "Cairnlea Park Primary School is located on the corner of Carmody Drive and Furlong Road, Cairnlea.

    Established in 1874, the school has served the local community for many generations, firstly as Deer Park Primary School, and since 2009 as Cairnlea Park.

    Our school places great importance on the development of every child’s skills and abilities whilst fostering a feeling of community across the school.

    Our highly trained and skilled teachers ensure every student receives a quality education that caters for their individual needs.

    We support students with programs including EAL (English as an Additional Language) and small intervention groups across the school.  Lunchtime programs also operate at different times throughout the year.

    Our facilities include a fully equipped computer laboratory, modern computer facilities in every classroom, gymnasium, Art room, Library and modern spacious classrooms that support modern and flexible learning strategies.  We also conduct a camping program for Year 4 and Year 6 students.

    We are a SunSmart school reinforcing in all students the need to protect their skin from the dangers of the sun’s rays.

    Our school also uses the State Government’s It’s Not OK to be Away attendance strategy. Our school has an Out of School Hours Care program, providing both Before and After School Care.

    We invite you to come and inspect our facilities and talk to our staff about our school when you are considering which school to send your children to."

    Cairnlea Park Primary School ‘Our Best Always’
    All information obtained from http://www.cairnleaparkps.vic.edu.au

  • Carers Links West - Young Carer 'At Risk' Respite Program
  • Support for young carers to find balance between caring responsibilities, education commitments and time for themselves.

  • Carers Victoria
  • Carers Victoria is a support agency for people caring for a loved one or who work as a carer.

    Carers Victoria can assist by the following;

    "-Compiling referrals for respite and other services
    -By providing advice and workshops
    -By providing counselling and support
    -Connecting carers with other carers
    -Linking people a variety of services"


    All information was obtained from www.carersvictoria.org.au

  • Caroline Chisholm Society
  • Face to face counselling, telephone counselling, free pregnancy test, supported crisis accommodation (extrememly limited), in home family support, alternating groups on parenting & depression, material aid - baby goods.

  • Catholic Care
  • Catholic Care provides the following services;

    • "Adoption and Permanent Care
    • Adoption Information Service
    • Alcohol and Other Drug Family Service
    • Family Dispute Resolution
    • Family and Relationship Counselling
    • Integrated Family Services
    • Parenting Orders Program
    • Refugee and Settlement
    • FOCCUS"

    All information was obtained from http://www.ccam.org.au

  • Catholic Regional College Junior Campus - North Keilor
  • Catholic Regional College North Keilor is a Catholic Co-educational Year 7-10 College established in 1982. It operates as part of a complex of Colleges with other Year 7- 10 Colleges located at St. Albans and Melton and the VCE campus located at Sydenham.

    North Keilor is a Regional College existing under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Melbourne and serves students living in the Parishes of Airport West, Keilor Downs, East Keilor and Sydenham.

    The complex of Colleges has a single Board of Governance known as Catholic Regional College Council. The membership of the Council comprises Parish Priests, parish based parent representatives, the Principals of the four Colleges and other persons co-opted for their expertise. The Council has two subcommittees – the Board of Studies that deals with educational matters and the Finance Committee.

    Strong support exists for the College from parishes in both a pastoral and financial sense. Pastoral support is seen in visits to the College by our priests, participation by the priests in in service programs, camps, regular Masses within the College, special liturgies and Reconciliation.

  • Catholic Regional College Junior Campus - St Albans
  • "About the College

    In 1978, the College began in four classrooms on the grounds of what was previously, Sacred Heart primary school. To make room for the College, the primary school was re-located to the north side of Winifred Street.

    The students and staff work in modern facilities which support innovative learning experiences. The College has excellent specialist areas in Technology (ICT, Food and Wood), the Arts, Science, Languages and Physical Education. There is good access to learning technologies throughout the school and extensive landscaping provides a mix of active and passive spaces for learning and recreation.

    The founding Principal of the College was Sr. Sylvia Williams, a Sister of Mercy (1978 – 1985).

    A school population of around 500 students ensures that the College is small enough for each person to be known and connected but large enough to offer a rich, broad and comprehensive curriculum. Core class sizes vary between 21 – 26 students."

    All information was obtained from http://www.crcstalbans.catholic.edu.au

  • Catholic Regional College Senior Campus - Sydenham
  • Catholic Regional College Sydenham  is a Secondary school for year 11 & 12 students.

    Please refer to the website for futher information.

  • CELAS Hernando Albornoz (Spanish Youth Support)
  • Case work and advocacy for Spanish Speaking families.

  • Centre for Adolescent Health - Outpatient Clinic
  • Free adolescent health service, for youth at risk of homelessness, includes refugees.

  • Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)
  • CMY is a Victorian not-for-profit organisation supporting young people (12 to 25 years old) from migrant and refugee backgrounds to build better lives in Australia.



  • Centrelink Office
  • Income support, referral to Job Service Australia, English Literacy and Social Work Service

  • Cerebral Palsy Guidance
  • Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a comprehensive information website covering the complex condition of cerebral palsy. Its mission is to provide information on cerebral palsy, ranging from financial assistance to daily living.

  • Cerebralpalsy Group
  • Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries. The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, material and resources that is available to both families as well as those who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

  • Child Protection Services
  • Responsible for protecting young people from abuse and violence and investigating reports of abuse

  • Co-Health - St Albans Youth Residential Rehabilition Program
  • 12 month recovery focused residential support for young people 16-25 who are experiencing significant mental health concerns.  We utilise the Collaborative Recovery Model to support young people to identify strengths and develop goals in areas such as daily living, education/employment, health and wellbeing, social connectedness, to enable full participation in the community.  The program accommodates 9 young people in 3 bedroom shared units.

  • CommUnity
  • Neighbourhood house and learning centre. Adult education, youth outreach, legal service.

  • Community Transition Support Program
  • "The North West LLEN Community Transition Support (CTS) initiative will aim to improve post school outcomes into further education, training, open employment and community participation for young people with a disability.

    CTS is funded by the North and West Division of the Department of Human Services and will work across the North and West Metropolitan region of Melbourne. The initiative will build the capacity of the 22 specialist schools across the region to improve career development practice and broker local strategic partnerships to enhance opportunities for the whole of school community. The CTS team are working with the 14 Local Government Authorities (LGA’s) across the North West Melbourne region and a range of community service providers including Disability Employment Services, Group Training Organstions, Registered Training Organisations, not for profit community services, further education and training providers including TAFE’s, Leant Locals and Neighbourhood Houses and Industry and business."

    All information obatined from http://inllen.org.au/initiative/community-transition-support/

  • Copperfield College Junior Campus - Kings Park
  • "Copperfield College is a school unconditionally committed to providing the very best pathway for every student.  Central to this, is our deeply held belief that ‘all students can learn’ given the right conditions.  My job is to find the right conditions for every student, consistently foster the capability of every teacher to teach as well as they can and ensure that the college continues making educational improvements. This is evident in everything we do and you will see that philosophy throughout this handbook.

    Our structure is distinctive, as we have developed from a single secondary school.  We now have two junior campuses, Kings Park and Sydenham for Years 7 to 10 students and a VCE/VCAL campus at Delahey for Years 11 and 12 students.   I am entirely convinced that these environments are best for the learning development of adolescents and young adults.

    The Junior Campuses are based on small teams for Years 7 and 8 and Years 9 and 10.  This enables the teachers to recognise the learning needs of each student very well and safeguards the students’ positive relationship with the college.

    The team structure continues at the Delahey Senior Campus, however in  a young adult learning environment our students thrive and become confident and articulate, ready to take their places in the world.

    Our mantra, ‘Three homes, one family,’ is used as a metaphor to describe the way we think about our school.  It is proudly one school with three campuses.  There is a family vision, family plans for improvement and everyone who interacts with us is part of the family – students, parent and staff.

    Our improvement journey is exciting and yielding rewards in the form of:

    • Consistently outstanding VCE results.
    • Ed Awards 2011 ‘Outstanding Leadership Team – Numeracy Improvement’.
    • A National Curriculum Innovation Award for our work on improving VCE and the    Culture of the Delahey Campus.
    • Unique Coach and Consultant Literacy Improvement Structure.
    • State-of-the-art VET facilities accommodating Automotive Studies, Hospitality and Electro Technology.

    Welcome to Copperfield. These are exciting times ahead.

    Tony Simpson Principal"

    All information obtained from http://www.copperfieldcollege.vic.edu.au

  • Copperfield College Junior Campus - Sydenham
  • "Copperfield College is a school unconditionally committed to providing the very best pathway for every student.  Central to this, is our deeply held belief that ‘all students can learn’ given the right conditions.  My job is to find the right conditions for every student, consistently foster the capability of every teacher to teach as well as they can and ensure that the college continues making educational improvements. This is evident in everything we do and you will see that philosophy throughout this handbook.

    Our structure is distinctive, as we have developed from a single secondary school.  We now have two junior campuses, Kings Park and Sydenham for Years 7 to 10 students and a VCE/VCAL campus at Delahey for Years 11 and 12 students.   I am entirely convinced that these environments are best for the learning development of adolescents and young adults.

    The Junior Campuses are based on small teams for Years 7 and 8 and Years 9 and 10.  This enables the teachers to recognise the learning needs of each student very well and safeguards the students’ positive relationship with the college.

    The team structure continues at the Delahey Senior Campus, however in  a young adult learning environment our students thrive and become confident and articulate, ready to take their places in the world.

    Our mantra, ‘Three homes, one family,’ is used as a metaphor to describe the way we think about our school.  It is proudly one school with three campuses.  There is a family vision, family plans for improvement and everyone who interacts with us is part of the family – students, parent and staff.

    Our improvement journey is exciting and yielding rewards in the form of:

    • Consistently outstanding VCE results.
    • Ed Awards 2011 ‘Outstanding Leadership Team – Numeracy Improvement’.
    • A National Curriculum Innovation Award for our work on improving VCE and the    Culture of the Delahey Campus.
    • Unique Coach and Consultant Literacy Improvement Structure.
    • State-of-the-art VET facilities accommodating Automotive Studies, Hospitality and Electro Technology.

    Welcome to Copperfield. These are exciting times ahead.

    Tony Simpson Principal"
    All information obatined from http://www.copperfieldcollege.vic.edu.au

     

  • Copperfield College Senior Campus - Delahey
  • "Copperfield College is a school unconditionally committed to providing the very best pathway for every student.  Central to this, is our deeply held belief that ‘all students can learn’ given the right conditions.  My job is to find the right conditions for every student, consistently foster the capability of every teacher to teach as well as they can and ensure that the college continues making educational improvements. This is evident in everything we do and you will see that philosophy throughout this handbook.

    Our structure is distinctive, as we have developed from a single secondary school.  We now have two junior campuses, Kings Park and Sydenham for Years 7 to 10 students and a VCE/VCAL campus at Delahey for Years 11 and 12 students.   I am entirely convinced that these environments are best for the learning development of adolescents and young adults.

    The Junior Campuses are based on small teams for Years 7 and 8 and Years 9 and 10.  This enables the teachers to recognise the learning needs of each student very well and safeguards the students’ positive relationship with the college.

    The team structure continues at the Delahey Senior Campus, however in  a young adult learning environment our students thrive and become confident and articulate, ready to take their places in the world.

    Our mantra, ‘Three homes, one family,’ is used as a metaphor to describe the way we think about our school.  It is proudly one school with three campuses.  There is a family vision, family plans for improvement and everyone who interacts with us is part of the family – students, parent and staff.

    Our improvement journey is exciting and yielding rewards in the form of:

    • Consistently outstanding VCE results.
    • Ed Awards 2011 ‘Outstanding Leadership Team – Numeracy Improvement’.
    • A National Curriculum Innovation Award for our work on improving VCE and the    Culture of the Delahey Campus.
    • Unique Coach and Consultant Literacy Improvement Structure.
    • State-of-the-art VET facilities accommodating Automotive Studies, Hospitality and Electro Technology.

    Welcome to Copperfield. These are exciting times ahead.

    Tony Simpson Principal"
    All information was obtained from http://www.copperfieldcollege.vic.edu.au

  • Crisis Assessment Team (CAT team)
  • Works on individuals mental health and prevents suicides

  • CVGT Sunshine
  • Providing employment and training for apprentices and trainees. Job Services Australia Provider.


D

  • Deer Park North Primary School
  • "Deer Park North which opened in 1976, is a large primary school with an enrolment of approximately 350 pupils. It is located in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne and serves a community with a diverse social-economic and cultural background.

    A balanced curriculum is provided in the key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, The Arts/LOTE, Health & Physical Education, Studies of Society and Environment. A strong emphasis is placed on the learning of English and Mathematics.

    Additional programs are also provided through-

    Choir, drama, dance and aerobics programs

    Elective programs

    Inter-school sporting program

    Integration program

    English as a Second Language program

    Reading Intervention programs including Reading Recovery, Bridging the Gap, Bridges and small group reading assistance.

    Swimming and camping programs

    Integrating learning technologies across the curriculum

    Anti-bullying programs including Peer Support and Deer Park North Friendly Kids

    Vietnamese and Turkish Multicultural Education Aide (MEA) Program provides support and communication links to the Vietnamese and Turkish children and their families.

    Teaching and learning approaches that are actively promoted include team planning, team teaching, a whole language approach to literacy, multi-age strategies and integrated curriculum. The timetable is broken up into two hourly blocks to allow intensive instruction with Literacy and Numeracy. The integrated curriculum model recognises that learning is more appropriate to children when the learning areas are connected. It also places emphasis on child input to planning, cooperative group work strategies, and the development of thinking skills, personal qualities and research skills.

    The school is organised into five teaching teams: Junior School (P/1), Grade Two, Middle School (3/4), Senior School (5/6) and Specialist Team (comprising teachers in Visual Arts/LOTE, English as a Second Language (ESL), Library, eLearning, Physical Education, Reading Recovery and Student Welfare. Importance is placed on providing calm, caring learning environments that promote children’s self-esteem and confidence. Equal opportunity principles and strategies are incorporated and provision is made for the learning needs of all children in an atmosphere where they are actively encouraged to do their best. The student welfare policy is based on the belief that students and parents have rights and responsibilities. These guide the implementation of rules and consequences that contribute to a safe and harmonious working environment for students." © Copyright 2013 Deer Park North Primary School: All information obtained from http://www.deerparknthps.vic.edu.au

  • Deer Park West Primary School
  • "At Deer Park West Primary School we welcome every child and their family into our learning community.
     
    We strive to develop and foster a relationship between teachers, students, parents and our local community. We are very proud of our students, teachers and parent community. We provide a high quality education in all areas of literacy and mathematics as well as information technology, physical education, music and art. The development of the leadership skills of both staff and students is a high priority within the school. Staff professional learning ensures that we continually improve the quality of learning and teaching at Deer Park West P.S.
     
    We welcome you to visit Deer Park West P.S. at any time. Enrolments for year Prep are taken throughout the year prior to your child commencing the following year. Both the acting assistant principal, Sharon McLeod, and myself, are available to take you on a tour of the school and answer any of your questions. The team at Deer Park West P.S. aim to develop and support every child to reach their potential.
     
    Principal
    Senka King"
     All information obtained from http://www.dpwps.vic.edu.au

  • Delahey Community Centre
  • Delahey Community centre provides a number of Neighbourhood House Programs for all ages. During school holidays we have programs for young people and throughout the year we also schedule programs for young people.

  • Derrimut Community Centre (YMCA)
  • School holiday program, early learning, OSHC.

  • Derrimut Community Centre YMCA Homework group
  • Homework support for primary school children offered by a qualified teacher.

  • Derrimut Primary School
  • "Derrimut Primary School commenced operations in 2010 and is one of 11 schools in the Public, Private Partnerships (PPP) program. Derrimut PS is a government school opened to serve the educational needs of the growing suburb of Derrimut. The backgrounds of students reflect a cultural and socio-economic diversity including a number of children from non-English speaking backgrounds. It opened with 250 students in 2010 and has a current enrolment of 546 with an expectation to grow rapidly beyond 700 in the next year and settling to approximately 470 within the next 10 years.

    The Derrimut Primary School community is committed to providing innovative programs that stimulate and challenge each student to develop lifelong learning skills and strategies. We provide a safe, nurturing environment where teachers, students, parents and the community work in an effective partnership.

    Derrimut Primary School has extremely talented and professional staff, who work closely together to ensure the educational and wellbeing needs of all students are met. The development of a core set of values (Academic Rigour, Respect, Leadership and Teamwork) and a whole school approach to cognitive and emotional engagement has led to a consistent and supportive environment in which students flourish. Underpinning programs at Derrimut Primary School is the belief and commitment to the school’s motto:

    “A place to grow and thrive”"
     All information obtained from http://derrimutps.vic.edu.au

  • Derrimutt Community Centre - Saturday Tutoring Program
  • Tutor support for English and Maths study for students Grade 1-6. $32 per session.

  • Detour Program - Melbourne City Mission
  • Detour is a youth homelessness program that offers case management support to young people aged 12-24 in the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. We work with young people who are newly homeless and those who are at imminent risk of becoming homeless, giving them access to the resources they need to strengthen their family and social networks and enhance life opportunities.
    How we help:

    • Intensive Case Management Support
    •Family counselling/mediation
    • Stabilising accommodation options
    • Identifying your goals and priorities
    • Making a plan to get back on track
    • Health, education and employment



  • DirectLine
  • Information  phone line that connects people to Drug and Alcohol  services in the local area.

  • Disability Case Management - Yooralla
  • "Yooralla works with people with disability to support them to achieve their goals. This may include becoming more independent,being active in community life or managing challenges associated with disability or complex health needs.

    We provide a range of supports to suit an individual’s circumstances, from occasional support coordination to specialist case management support for people with complex health and social needs.

    Coordination of supports

    Coordination of Supports is a service that coordinates and monitors a person’s individual plan including management of their chosen funding administration option.

    Case management

    Case management is a specialised service for individuals with complex needs requiring intensive and comprehensive support. This service provides focused short-term responses to situations of critical need or can manage long-term situations requiring coordination across multiple services.

    Case management helps to build an individual’s capacity (and that of their network) to manage their issues and supports. This service works with the individual through the phases of stabilisation, assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and closure.

    Case management can also assist people in complex situations to identify issues, plan and implement strategies to support and encourage participation in their community.

    For further information about the range of supports that we provide, please view our support package options.

    Eligibility

    Yooralla’s Case Management & Coordination of Support services are provided on a fee for service basis. Funding is usually allocated through the Department of Human Services (DHS) or the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), although some people are self-funded."
    All information obtained from http://www.yooralla.com.au/services/Case-Management-and-Coordination-of-Supports

  • Disability Day Service First Base -Yooralla
  • Yooralla St Albans Day Service support adults with disabilities to achieve their lifestyle goals and aspirations through a wide variety of support options; accessing the community, participate in choosen life skills and recreational programmes, on-site therapeutic group programmes as well educational options.

    All information was obtained from http://humanservicesdirectory.vic.gov.au/SiteDetails.aspx?SiteID=25453

  • Disability Employment Service- WCIG Footscray
  • "At WCIG we don’t see barriers, we see opportunities. Our Disability Employment Services assist people living with a psychiatric, physical or sensory disability in gaining meaningful and sustainable employment. We believe that people with a disability should be supported in their efforts to join the workforce and we work closely with both job seekers and employers to make this happen.

    Funded by the Australian Federal Government, Disability Employment Services are uncapped. This means jobseekers have immediate access to the services that they need including capacity building, training, work experience and other interventions to best prepare clients for employment.

    Our services provide job seekers with access to individually tailored employment services that are both flexible and responsive to their needs, with strong links to training and skills development, particularly in areas of local skills shortages.
     

    Physical and Sensory Disability

    If you've had an injury or illness, or have a physical or sensory illness disability, we can help you look for work that will accommodate your specific needs.

    Not only will your consultant help you look for work, we'll speak to the employer on your behalf, discuss any adaptive equipment you may require and talk to them about how they can make some adjustment in the workplace that will enable you to do your job.

    We'll also advise your employer on how to go about getting government funding for any adaptive equipment and offer them advice on the best way to communicate with you .

    WCIG wants to make sure you are comfortable in your new job, so we listen to what your interests are and try to match your work interest with a job.

    Our offices have adaptive equipment, such as TTY telephones, large screen computers and text readers and staff that speak Auslan. These have all been designed to help you help yourself.

    Mental Illness

    Having a mental illness doesn’t have to keep you from getting a job. WCIG consultants are experienced in working with jobseekers who might have one or more mental illnesses, such as: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

    We’re aware of the potential issues that these illnesses may present when you’re looking for employment. We will work with you on a number of levels beyond simply looking for a job. We offer counselling and advice on how to integrate work into your daily life, and issues around telling work mates or employers about your mental illness in a confidential environment.

    Coping mechanisms - dealing with potential stigma, and negotiating flexible hours are some of the things you can talk to us about once you have found a job, we continue to support you for as long as you need.

    WCIG is also in the process of creating jobs for people with a psychiatric disability though the establishment of social firms. To find out more about social firms, go to our social firms page.

    How we can assist you

    We want to see you succeed in your new role. Our Disability Employment Services program developers and implements practical training that can provide you with skills. We can also provide training on the job. We work with you to ensure you're able to do the job, from the first day of employment.

    We also offer confidence and self-esteem building courses and referrals to relevant support and training services. We can help you organise work trial to enhance your skills.

    Consultants offer One-on-One assistance in the following areas:

    • Setting your employment goals
    • Professional resume and application writing
    • Interview preparation
    • Skills testing
    • Access to Internet, phone, fax, photocopier and newspapers
    • Weekly job seekers group
    • Transport to interviews
    • Work related counseling
    • Referral to relevant training and support services
    • Confidence and self esteem courses
    • Employment related financial assistance
    • Help with contacting employers
    • Job vacancies
    • Job matching to suit your skills and interests
    • Work trials to develop skills
    • Negotiating working conditions which reflect your needs
    • Supported employment placement
    • Work site modifications and adjustments
    • Wage subsidies
    • Continuing support whilst you are working"

    All information obtained  from http://www.wcig.org.au

  • Disability Employment Services Provider - Taylors Lakes Jobs West
  • "JOBS WEST is a Specialised Employment Service that assists people with a disability or someone referred from Centrelink to become active members of the workforce. JOBS WEST has been helping people find and maintain employment since 1986.

    Jobs West are a non-discriminatory Specialised Employment Service that adheres to the Department of Social Services (DSS), ’6 Disability Standards’, ’Employment and Related Services Code of Practice’ and all other relevant legislation.

    Client participation and input are an integral component of the on-going review and continuous improvement of the Policy's, Procedures and direction of Western Vocational Association Inc / Jobs West.

    At present Jobs West staff, between them, have over 70 years experience of working with disadvantaged people.

    Client's making the decision to be a part of the continuous improvement via input and feedback on the service they have received (and expect) manifests through involvement with: Committee of Management, Client Quality Assurance Group, Evaluation Surveys, internal strategies. All input is recorded with relevant suggestions and reviews implemented into service procedures."

    All information was obtained from www.jobs-west.com.au

     

  • Disability Employment Services Provider - WCIG
  • "At WCIG we don’t see barriers, we see opportunities. Our Disability Employment Services assist people living with a psychiatric, physical or sensory disability in gaining meaningful and sustainable employment. We believe that people with a disability should be supported in their efforts to join the workforce and we work closely with both job seekers and employers to make this happen.

    Funded by the Australian Federal Government, Disability Employment Services are uncapped. This means jobseekers have immediate access to the services that they need including capacity building, training, work experience and other interventions to best prepare clients for employment.

    Our services provide job seekers with access to individually tailored employment services that are both flexible and responsive to their needs, with strong links to training and skills development, particularly in areas of local skills shortages.

    Physical and Sensory Disability

    If you've had an injury or illness, or have a physical or sensory illness disability, we can help you look for work that will accommodate your specific needs.

    Not only will your consultant help you look for work, we'll speak to the employer on your behalf, discuss any adaptive equipment you may require and talk to them about how they can make some adjustment in the workplace that will enable you to do your job.

    We'll also advise your employer on how to go about getting government funding for any adaptive equipment and offer them advice on the best way to communicate with you .

    WCIG wants to make sure you are comfortable in your new job, so we listen to what your interests are and try to match your work interest with a job.

    Our offices have adaptive equipment, such as TTY telephones, large screen computers and text readers and staff that speak Auslan. These have all been designed to help you help yourself.

    Mental Illness

    Having a mental illness doesn’t have to keep you from getting a job. WCIG consultants are experienced in working with jobseekers who might have one or more mental illnesses, such as: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

    We’re aware of the potential issues that these illnesses may present when you’re looking for employment. We will work with you on a number of levels beyond simply looking for a job. We offer counselling and advice on how to integrate work into your daily life, and issues around telling work mates or employers about your mental illness in a confidential environment.

    Coping mechanisms - dealing with potential stigma, and negotiating flexible hours are some of the things you can talk to us about once you have found a job, we continue to support you for as long as you need.

    WCIG is also in the process of creating jobs for people with a psychiatric disability though the establishment of social firms. To find out more about social firms, go to our social firms page.

    How we can assist you

    We want to see you succeed in your new role. Our Disability Employment Services program developers and implements practical training that can provide you with skills. We can also provide training on the job. We work with you to ensure you're able to do the job, from the first day of employment.

    We also offer confidence and self-esteem building courses and referrals to relevant support and training services. We can help you organise work trial to enhance your skills.

    Consultants offer One-on-One assistance in the following areas:

    • Setting your employment goals
    • Professional resume and application writing
    • Interview preparation
    • Skills testing
    • Access to Internet, phone, fax, photocopier and newspapers
    • Weekly job seekers group
    • Transport to interviews
    • Work related counseling
    • Referral to relevant training and support services
    • Confidence and self esteem courses
    • Employment related financial assistance
    • Help with contacting employers
    • Job vacancies
    • Job matching to suit your skills and interests
    • Work trials to develop skills
    • Negotiating working conditions which reflect your needs
    • Supported employment placement
    • Work site modifications and adjustments
    • Wage subsidies
    • Continuing support whilst you are working"

    All information obtained from www.wcig.org.au

  • Disability Employment Services Provider - WCIG
  • "At WCIG we don’t see barriers, we see opportunities. Our Disability Employment Services assist people living with a psychiatric, physical or sensory disability in gaining meaningful and sustainable employment. We believe that people with a disability should be supported in their efforts to join the workforce and we work closely with both job seekers and employers to make this happen.

    Funded by the Australian Federal Government, Disability Employment Services are uncapped. This means jobseekers have immediate access to the services that they need including capacity building, training, work experience and other interventions to best prepare clients for employment.

    Our services provide job seekers with access to individually tailored employment services that are both flexible and responsive to their needs, with strong links to training and skills development, particularly in areas of local skills shortages.

    Physical and Sensory Disability

    If you've had an injury or illness, or have a physical or sensory illness disability, we can help you look for work that will accommodate your specific needs.

    Not only will your consultant help you look for work, we'll speak to the employer on your behalf, discuss any adaptive equipment you may require and talk to them about how they can make some adjustment in the workplace that will enable you to do your job.

    We'll also advise your employer on how to go about getting government funding for any adaptive equipment and offer them advice on the best way to communicate with you .

    WCIG wants to make sure you are comfortable in your new job, so we listen to what your interests are and try to match your work interest with a job.

    Our offices have adaptive equipment, such as TTY telephones, large screen computers and text readers and staff that speak Auslan. These have all been designed to help you help yourself.

    Mental Illness

    Having a mental illness doesn’t have to keep you from getting a job. WCIG consultants are experienced in working with jobseekers who might have one or more mental illnesses, such as: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

    We’re aware of the potential issues that these illnesses may present when you’re looking for employment. We will work with you on a number of levels beyond simply looking for a job. We offer counselling and advice on how to integrate work into your daily life, and issues around telling work mates or employers about your mental illness in a confidential environment.

    Coping mechanisms - dealing with potential stigma, and negotiating flexible hours are some of the things you can talk to us about once you have found a job, we continue to support you for as long as you need.

    WCIG is also in the process of creating jobs for people with a psychiatric disability though the establishment of social firms. To find out more about social firms, go to our social firms page.

    How we can assist you

    We want to see you succeed in your new role. Our Disability Employment Services program developers and implements practical training that can provide you with skills. We can also provide training on the job. We work with you to ensure you're able to do the job, from the first day of employment.

    We also offer confidence and self-esteem building courses and referrals to relevant support and training services. We can help you organise work trial to enhance your skills.

    Consultants offer One-on-One assistance in the following areas:

    • Setting your employment goals
    • Professional resume and application writing
    • Interview preparation
    • Skills testing
    • Access to Internet, phone, fax, photocopier and newspapers
    • Weekly job seekers group
    • Transport to interviews
    • Work related counseling
    • Referral to relevant training and support services
    • Confidence and self esteem courses
    • Employment related financial assistance
    • Help with contacting employers
    • Job vacancies
    • Job matching to suit your skills and interests
    • Work trials to develop skills
    • Negotiating working conditions which reflect your needs
    • Supported employment placement
    • Work site modifications and adjustments
    • Wage subsidies
    • Continuing support whilst you are working"

    All information was obtained from www.wcig.org.au

  • Disability Employment Services Provider - Wesley Employment Services
  • Disability Employment provider

  • Disability Services - DHS
  • Regional intake and responsive service.  Also provides a list of service providers

  • Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services - School Focused Youth Service (SFYS)
  • We support schools and agencies to coordinate services to support children and young people aged 10-18 years at risk of disengaging from education.

    Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services (DCES) in partnership with Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand (GSANZ) delivers School Focused Youth Services in the Brimbank and Melton regions.
    The School Focused Youth Services (SFYS) across Victoria aim to support young people (aged 10 – 18 years) who have
    been identified as being at risk of disengaging from education. Through the development of partnerships and improvements
    to the integration of services, SFYS seeks to connect school and community sectors in ways that build the capacity of young
    people to continue their education.

    During 2015 within the Brimbank/ Melton region, SFYS will be specifically focusing on:
    • Vulnerable and at risk children aged 10-12 years in primary school (making the transition to secondary school)
    • Young carers, including young mothers
    • Culturally and linguistically diverse young people
    • Enhancing parent engagement with schools
    The primary focus of the SFYS is not on the whole school community but rather students who require preventative and early
    targeted interventions to remain engaged or re-engage with education.

  • Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services - The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program
  • The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program provides free training to eligible jobseekers to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills to get a job.

  • Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services -Springboard Program
  • Springboard Program : Working with young people aged 15 - 21 who are in or have been in the residential out of home care system. Casework to access education opportunites , Centrelink, family matters and relationships, health services, access to housing, jobs and career, information on transport and access to legal services.

  • Djerriwarrh Community House
  • Community House and learning centre.


    Program/Services Include:

    • Pre Accredited Courses
    • Melton at Heart Community Garden
    • No Interest Loan Scheme
    • Alcoholics Anonymous
    • Satellite Housing
    • Colonial Housing
    • Burmese playgroup
    • Dinka Language School
    • The Melton Career Incubator

  • Duke Street Community House
  • Neighbourhood house and learning centre.


E

  • EACH Employment
  • "EACH Employment is a not-for-profit organisation committed to helping people with a disability or mental health condition to find suitable and sustainable work.

    We are a provider of the Australian Governments Disability Employment Service (DES) and have been working in the community for more than 35 years.

    We understand how important employment is to the individual as well as to a healthy community and are committed to assisting employers find the right staff by providing a service that really understands their needs. 

    All our support is FREE of charge and is tailored for the ongoing success of employer and employee."

    All information obtained from http://eachemployment.com.au/

  • Eating Disorder Helpline
  • Confidential phone service providing eating disorder information and advice.

    Other Services Include:

    Psychology Services
    Support Groups
    EDV Help finder Service and treatment database

  • Edmund Rice Homework Club
  • Homework help provided by volunteer tutors for students of a disadvantaged or refugee background. For Grades 3-6 students.

  • Edmund Rice Secondary/ Tertiary Homework and Learning Club
  • Homework help provided by volunteer tutors for students of a disadvantaged or refugee background. For secondary and tertiary students.

  • Emergency Relief- The Salvation Army
  • The Salvation Army provides emergency relief to people in need. They also provide financial counselling service to assist people who are experiencing financial difficulties.

  • Emmaus Catholic Primary School
  • "On behalf of the school community in the parish of Sacred Heart - Emmaus, welcome to our website.

    Catholic education in our parish is a journey of praying, working and sharing together, and above all, of following Jesus. At Emmaus, we make a difference in the lives and education of our children, our staff and families.

    Our website offers you the opportunity to learn and discover more about us and allows you to engage in areas of parish and school life. As the principal of Emmaus, I welcome you and invite you to take the time to explore and discover the information that we have provided for you.

    I hope the information provided here will be of help to you.

     

    Take care,

    Mrs. Mary Rengey
    Principal"
    All information was obtained from http://www.emsydenham.catholic.edu.au

  • Enable IT Recycling
  • Interested in learning what it would be like working in the Computer Recycling (E-Waste) Industry?

    Enable's Work Skill programs are designed as a taster to assist young people with decision-making and choice to answer the question of Is the IT recycling Industry right for me? Join Enable's industry trained and experienced mentors in their tailored program delivered in an upbeat, contemporary and "real" industry setting.

    Highly suited to those identifying as having a disability or wanting to work in a highly diverse setting with people of all abilities. Located in Broadmeadows and accessible to public transport.

  • English Training Melbourne
  • Einstein College of Australia is a private Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and a CRICOS Provider that delivers high quality training facilities and standards for Domestic and International students.


F

  • Family Drug Help
  • "Family Drug Help (FDH) is a service designed specifically to address the support and information needs of parents, other family members and significant others of someone with problematic alcohol or other drug use. People with personal experience of the effects of alcohol or other drug use within their family or friendship group are involved at all levels of the service."

    SHARC Recovery Support Service (RSS) is an Alcohol and Other Drug treatment service offering community-based housing and a day program for young people aged between 16-25 years who want to learn to live without using drugs.

    Our houses are in the community so our residents can stay connected with their families and friends while they learn new ways of having fun, meeting friends and getting on with their lives without falling back into drug use.

    Call 9573 1759

    Helpline

    Phone 1300 660 068
    24-hours, 7 days a week

    Sometimes people may feel they need to talk to someone who knows what it’s like to love someone who’s misusing drugs or alcohol. Family Drug Helpline offers a confidential telephone service which provides support to family members in need.

    Our helpline is staffed by trained volunteers (9am to 5pm Monday – Friday), ordinary people who are just like you: mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, partners, sons, daughters and friends. After hours service is staffed by professional counsellors.

  • Footscray Community Legal Centre Inc
  • The refugee legal service provides free legal assistance to clients of refugee backgrounds.

  • Footscray Hospital
  • Providing direct care and treatment to the sick and injuried.

  • Foundation House
  • Foundation House provides direct services to clients in the form of counselling, client advocacy, family support, group work, psycho-education, information and complementary therapies.

    Our services are:

    • •Free

    • •Confidential

    • •Voluntary

    We use professional interpreters as required.

    Client eligibility

    To be eligible to become a client and receive the following VFST services:

    • •Counselling (individual, family and/or group)
    • •Mental health clinic
    • •Complementary therapies

    A person must meet ALL of the following criteria:

    • •Have a refugee or refugee-like background (see definition below); AND
    • •Have a history of torture and/or other traumatic events prior to arrival in Australia or be an immediate family member of such a person; AND
    • •Be experiencing psychological or psychosocial difficulties believed to be associated with their experience of torture and traumatic events; AND
    • •Consent to receive our services; AND
    • •Not pose an unacceptable risk to the safety of staff or other clients.

  • Front Yard Youth Services- Melbourne City Mission
  • Front Yard works with young people aged 12-25

    Front Yard  provides the following services;

    Melbourne Youth Support Service
    Intensive Support Work
    Young Peoples Health Services
    Support for young people who are homeless or who are risk of becoming homeless

  • Frontyard Youth Services- Family Crisis Accomodation
  • Assists People with accomindation issues

  • Furlong Park School for the Deaf
  • "Furlong Park School for Deaf Children is situated on extensive grounds in North Sunshine and was officially opened in June 1986 by the Hon. Ian Cathie, Minister for Education. Students previously attended St Albans Deaf Unit situated within the grounds of Jackson Specialist School (previously St Albans Special School) from 1976-1985.

    Since that time, our school has grown and much has been achieved. The school was purpose-built to deliver educational programs to deaf children, including those with additional needs from the western and northern regions of metropolitan Melbourne and the rural fringe. The school provides educational programs for both pre-school children aged 3 to 5 years of age and primary school students aged 5 to 12 years of age. The communication approach using spoken and written English and Auslan (Australian Sign Language) addresses individual student needs and is based on a bilingual/bicultural model.

    Our Learning Technologies Centre was re-situated in our new Library complex in 2011 and houses 10 computers. All classrooms have access to computers for students to use and we are trialling the use of tablet notebooks to enhance the access to technology for all children.

    The school is staffed by both Deaf and Hearing qualified teachers of the Deaf, suitably experienced support staff and speech pathologists. Audiologists from Australian Hearing provide support to students through fortnightly visits to the school. Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are contracted when need arises.

    Our curriculum has expanded to now include specialists; Health and Physical Education teacher, a qualified librarian and computer teacher, a LOTE / Deaf Studies teacher and by providing school based literacy and numeracy coaching for all teaching and educational support staff. We also access a range of para professionals, including psychologists who deliver specific programs and supports for staff, students and parents.

    Our school achieved Performance Development Culture Accreditation in 2006.

    During 2008, our basketball court was resurfaced with rubaroc with basketball, tennis and bike education line markings being added. Playground markings of hopscotch, four square, maths and spelling games plus wall targets provide students with a variety of hop, skip ‘n’ learn activities.

    In 2009, Furlong Park installed a synthetic athletics track and in 2010, constructed a new Library complex, 2 full-sized classrooms and an enclosed Gallery area as part of the Building the Education Revolution program which provided schools with new facilities and refurbishments to better meet the needs of 21st century learning." 
    All information was obtained from http://www.furlongpark.vic.edu.au/


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  • Gatehouse Centre
  • Gatehouse Centre is a Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) that provides assessment, treatment and advocacy services for:

    • Children, young people (aged between 0-17) and their families, living in the North Western metropolitan area of Melbourne (including Brimbank) or the cities of Moreland and Hume, where sexual abuse is known or suspected to have happened.

    • Children, young people (aged between 0-15) and their families, living in the North Western metropolitan area of Melbourne (including Brimbank) or the cities of Moreland and Hume, where problem sexual or sexually abusive behaviours are a concern.

    • Royal Children’s Hospital Inpatients.

    Gatehouse Centre also provides training and consulation services for professionals and other agencies.

  • Glengala Primary School
  • "We have over 19 different nationalities represented in our school population, several overseas students and the most dynamic and supportive staff .It makes a wonderful place to be educated with great cultural diversityThe children at our school are very friendly and cooperative as well as dedicated students who have achieved at a very high standard . The staff and parents are really proud of their achievements both academically and socially. We work hard to ensure that the high achievements are maintained from year to year and that behaviour and bullying continues not to be an issue within our school.

    Staff at Glengala are very professional people who provide the students with a challenging and supportive working environment. The school is very proud of the high academic achievements our students have reached in both literacy and numeracy and we strive to ensure that these results continue each year and where possible go even higher.

    The staff work at providing the very best stimulus to our students not matter what their background or their needs, this is reflected in our excellent academic achievement as indicated on the “myschools” website.

    I have a personal commitment to work with the staff, parents and students to ensure that students that enrol at this school are given every opportunity to thrive academically and socially."

     All information was obtained from http://www.glengala.vic.edu.au

     

  • Good Shepherd
  • Programs operate at the youth centre in St Albans.

    Programs include;

    Newly arrived programs aimed at empowering young people
    Housing support
    Upstairs 3021- Aimed at empowering young people
    Step out- Young parents group
    School Focused Youth Services
    Advocacy and support services

  • Good Shepherd Community House
  • Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre.

  • Good Shepherd Youth & Family Services - Counselling
  • Financial counselling, youth participation & access, family support, Step-Out (includes Building Blocks, a play group for young parents with pre-school children).

  • GOTOVU - VU
  • GOTOVU is an interactive web portal for future and prospective students of Victoria University to view frequently asked questions and make and manage enquiries. Includes links and brochures related to courses, services, fees/charges, scholarships, applying and more.


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  • Headspace - Sunshine
  • Headspace Sunshine forms part of headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention.

    Mental health services to 12-25 year olds.

    Headspace Sunshine is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

    If someone you know is "going through a tough time" headspace Sunshine is a great place to start!

    You can talk to one of our friendly intake workers about making an appointment by calling 9927 6222.

    Our YAG (Youth Advisory Group)
    headspace Sunshine closely works with a group for young people aged between 16-25 who are passionate about issues faced by young people. The YAG share ideas and opinions, learn new skills, meet new people, help raise awareness in our
    community and help make decisions about how headspace can work best. If you know of a young person who would like to join the YAG please contact our community awareness officer on 9927 6222.

    Parent Information Sessions
    Parent Information Sessions are offered throughout the year free of charge, to help understand issues such as Drugs and
    Alcohol, Depression, Stress and Anxiety. Please contact our intake team on 9927 6222 if you would like to find out more; or visit our website: http://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/sunshine/

     



  • Health Clinic for Children, Adolescents and migrant young people
  • "Health Clinic for Children, Adolescents provides arrange of services including:

    • Sexual health
    • Drugs and alcohol
    • Emotional and mental health
    • Skin problems; rashes, scabies, lice, foot problems
    • Family and relationship problems, including violence
    • Pregnancy
    • Parenting
    • Sexuality
    • Chronic health issues
    • Sexual assault
    • Dental problems"

    (All information was obtained from http://www.rch.org.au/cah/health_services/Young_Peoples_Health_Service)


    They also provide services for migrant young people

  • Healthworks
  • Health and support services for people who inject drugs, including a Needle and Syringe Program (NSP
    All information was obtained from www.wrhc.com.au

  • Hester Hornbrook Academy - Melbourne City Mission
  • "Our Melbourne Academy was established to provide support to young people who are disengaged from education and reconnect them with schooling, which is often the most important step in getting them back on track. Building on the evidence of what works, we provide both social and education supports to help people achieve their goals.

    As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we are now able to deliver accredited training and are successfully registered with the National VET Regulator, ASQA. In addition, as a Non School Senior Secondary provider, we deliver the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). These are all delivered through our Melbourne Academy program.

    Our Melbourne Academy classrooms focus on training towards both a VCAL and VET certificate. We offer six different classrooms each having a specific Vocational focus.

    North Fitzroy Here students engage in a multimedia-themed VCAL program based at our purpose-built multimedia and music studio.

    King Street Here our classroom is integrated with our Frontyard Youth Services for homeless or for those at risk of homelessness and engages students as an alternative to TAFE in VET subjects such as Creative Industries and Community Services. 

    Braybrook

    Here our students engage in our Print Side Up social enterprise focusing on core literacy and numeracy training, and vocational skills training in the printing and graphics industry.

    Sunshine Here our students engage in Intermediate and Senior VCAL as well as having the opportunity to undertake a a certificate in Community Services. The Sunshine space is in the Visy Cares Hub, a youth hub that houses a number of youth support services.

    Kings Way

    This is one of our newer programs and is being delivered with the support of Housing Choices Australia. This will be an adult program (20-35 years) where students will undertake a senior VCAL integrated with a vocational certificate in Desk Top Publishing.

    Maribyrnong Is an extension of our Braybrook classroom and provides continued education opportunities for young mum’s.

    Is this support for me or my client?

    To be eligible to enrol in the Melbourne Academy the student needs to:

    • be between 15–20 years of age
    • have not completed year 10, 11 or 12
    • willing to commit to class 3 ½ days per week
    • be willing to travel to North Fitzroy, Braybrook, Sunshine or the CBD.

    How can this support assist me or my client?

    We offer both foundation and intermediate level VCAL. We also provide a flexible learning environment, which gives students the opportunity to work on both individual areas of interest, as well as group activities.

    We have a rolling enrolment, which means we can take students at any point during the school year."

    All information was obtained from www.melbournecitymission.org.au

  • Hester Hornbrook Academy - VCAL Program Sunshine
  • Melbourne Academy runs a VCAL Programs for young people who have disengaged from main stream education aged between 15-20yrs across a variety of inner city sites.

    For further information on programs please contact Jo Lehmann (03) 8625 4458.

  • Hillside Community Centre
  • Neighbourhood house and learning centre.

  • Holly Eucharist Food Bank
  • Holy Eucharist provides food relief for people in need.

  • Holy Eucharist School - St Albans
  • "Our school is a Parish Catholic Primary School in the western suburbs of the Archdiocese’s of Melbourne.

    We are justly proud of our school as its community represents a snapshot of the wider picture of Australia. – the multi-cultural picture.

    The community consists of 380 children from Vietnam, Philippines, mainland China, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, southern and central America and Europe.

    Thus our School Vision states that our school is a place;

    Where strong community relationships create successful learning opportunities within the Australian Catholic tradition for the 21st Century.

    Our children are in such a community that are;

    • ENGAGED in contemporary learning personalised to individual needs
    • EDUCATED using contemporary tools and programs
    • EMPOWERED to be lifelong learners

     

    Jeffrey Parker

    Principal"

    All information  obtained from http://www.hestalbanssth.catholic.edu.au

     

  • Housing- Department of Human Services
  • Housing Victoria provides information on all the housing options across the state and also provdes one on one assistance to assist people with housing issues.


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  • Inclusion Melbourne
  • Inclusion Melbourne works with young people with an intellectual disability who live, work or play in and around Brimbank.
    We support young people to do the things they want to do in the local community, as well as offer accredited training so that
    young adults with an intellectual disability can learn to read and write, as well as be valued contributors to our local commmunity.

    Inclusion Melbourne tailors supports for people based on individual needs and individual support packages. Inclusion
    Melbourne can also provide accredited training in Transition Education, Adult Literacy and Numeracy and General Adult
    education


  • Interchange Western
  • "Interchange Western is a community based, not-for-profit organisation that has been providing quality respite services to families living with a child, adolescent or young adult with a disability for over 30 years. Our services include a host program, family based respite services, recreational programs and support services.

    We currently provide assistance for over 400 families in the western suburbs of Melbourne including Local Government Areas of Brimbank, Hobson's Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham.

    Our purpose at Interchange Western is:

    To improve the quality of life of our clients, carers and their families by enabling access to positive social experiences and connection to the community in the Western Region of Victoria.

    Our vision is:

    We aspire to be a leader in the delivery of quality respite and recreation services for people with a disability, their carers and families.

    The qualities we value most are respect, creativity, diversity and inclusion."

    All information was obatined from http://www.interchangewestern.org.au/

  • IPC Health - Youth Health Service
  • ISIS Primary Care is a local community health service that offers Youth Health Nurses at their St Albans and Sunshine campuses. Youth nurses can offer advice and information to young people or a range of health and sexual health issues.
    Nurses are available Monday-Thursday. They also run a dedicated youth clinic from headspace Sunshine on Wednesday.

    Sunshine- Youth Health nurse works Monday and Wednesday 8:30AM to 4:30PM On Wednesday there is a youth health clinic at Headspace - Visy Cares Hub, 80B Harvester Road, Sunshine phone: (03) 9927 6222

    St Albans- Youth Health nurse works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30AM to 4:30PM

     





  • Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria
  • The Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria provide the following programs:

    -Leadership  and community programs
    -Parenting programs
    -Young women's programs
    -Capacity building programs

    All of these programs are aimed to address the issues the women face and empower the women to succeed in life.


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  • Jackson School
  • "Jackson School services the Western suburban areas of Caroline Springs, Delahey, Hillside, Sydenham, Taylors Lakes, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Kealba, Deer Park, St Albans, Kings Park, St Albans South, Sunshine, Sunshine West and Ardeer.

    The school caters for students of primary and secondary age and accepts referrals from Kindergartens, Early Intervention, Primary Schools, Secondary Colleges and other educational facilities from within the state and independent system.

    Jackson provides an excellent specialised curriculum for students with special needs. It enhances the educational and social development of students with special needs attending mainstream schools by providing part-time special school placement for them and provides professional development for staff in mainstream settings."

    All information obtained from http://www.jacksons.vic.edu.au

  • Jesuit Social Services - Settlement Program
  • Jesuit Social Services Settlement Program works with eligible humanitarian entrants and migrants who have been in Australia less than five years. The program works with young people, their families and communities in settlement related casework support and referrals. The program also provides settlement information, advise and support in the form of workshops and group work.  The program aims to build participant capacity, confidence and independence while supporting pathways and participation in education and employment.

    Programs include: casework, referrals, group work, workshops and courses. Programs are focused around assistance during settlement and cover a variety of topics such as education, health, employment readiness, leadership, independence and family relationships.

  • Job Prospects Sunshine
  • Job Services Australia Provider.

  • Job Prospects Watergardens
  • Job Services Australia Provider.

  • Job Services Australia Provider & Disability Employment Services - Matchworks St Albans
  • Job Services Australia Provider & Disability Employment Services.

  • Job Services Australia Provider & Disability Employment Services - Matchworks Sunshine
  • Job Services Australia Provider & Disability Employment Services.


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  • Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium
  • Provides Basketball and Netball Competitions for young people to participate in.

  • Keilor Downs College
  • "Keilor Downs College is single campus secondary college located on the north-western edge of metropolitan Melbourne. The student population (and the teaching staff) reflect the many different nationalities present in the surrounding community.

     The college is recognised as providing a safe and caring learning environment with significant academic achievement, attracting students from a broad geographic area.

    The college is an accredited provider for gifted education, being one of the few schools approved in Victoria to deliver the Department of Education and Early Childhood's (DEECD), Select Entry Accelerated Learning program (SEAL).  The college is also expanding its 1 to 1 Student Netbook program, with all students having full time access to a Netbook computer for their own personal use.

    A particularly broad range of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subjects is offered along with the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at the Intermediate and Senior level.  A wide choice of Vocational Education & Training (VET) programs is available for VCE and VCAL students and a 'Pathways' counselling process is implemented from Year 10.

    The college conducts a DEECD accredited International Students Program (ISP) with students predominantly coming from Vietnam and China.  A sister school program has existed for over 25 years, with Shiroi district schools in Japan, with an annual reciprocal visiting program.

    The college has a specific student wellbeing structure and is divided into four vertical Houses. Each House has approximately 350 students from Years 7-12 and about 30 teaching and support staff. House management teams support students and teaching staff and consist of a House Leader, coordinators, a Teacher assistant and an Activities assistant.

    We believe students learn best with a teacher who knows them well and most students are taught by the same group of teachers from their house. Students are assigned to a Home Group within their house and their home group teacher will stay with them for the six years of their secondary education, developing a real understanding of their abilities and learning needs.

    A range of student leadership programs is provided across all year levels to encourage student participation. The House structure provides great opportunity for student leadership, with House captains and year level representatives elected for each year level, resulting in a youth parliament of forty eight students.

    Every day is an Open Day at Keilor Downs College. To find out more, make an appointment for a school tour.

     

    Stuart Andrews

    College Principal"

    All information was obtained from http://www.kdc.vic.edu.au

  • Keilor Primary School
  • "Established in 1875, Keilor Primary School is located in the City of Brimbank. Originally located on top of the Bonfield Street Hill it was moved to the old police paddock at the bottom of the same hill in 1940. In 1960 the site was moved to Kennedy St in Keilor Village, where it remains today, adjacent to the football oval and close to the Keilor Village shopping centre. In October 1981 a fire destroyed the wooden section of the building which housed seven classrooms.

    At commencement in 1875 the school had 35 students enrolled, one head teacher and an assistant (his wife), and by 1993 there were 11 classrooms, 17 teaching staff and 297 students. As we start 2013 we have in excess of 470 students, a staff of 43 (several are part time) and 21 classrooms.

    Throughout the years, Keilor Primary School has created a distinctive presence within the local community as a progressive provider of high quality educational services and has continued to have an outstanding record of achievement.

    Values

    The values we aim to instil and aspire to include:

    1. Respect
    2. Learning
    3. Resilience
    4. Teamwork
    5. Collaboration

    Vision

    Our school vision…..as detailed in our strategic plan: To create a learning environment rich in support and mutual respect, that is engaging and challenging; a window to the world. As a team we work with our students to foster lifelong skills that encourage positive values, beliefs and understandings and the pursuit of personal excellence that will continue throughout their lives."
     All information was obtained from http://www.keilorps.com.au

  • Keilor Views Primary School
  • "Welcome to Keilor Views Primary School a school where learning comes first in a safe and collaborative 21st Century learning environment.

    Keilor Views Primary School is located the suburb of Keilor Downs and boasts 450 students from diverse backgrounds.

    At Keilor Views our students are effective learners that are provided a guaranteed and viable curriculum which is individualised to support and enrich each students learning needs."

    All information was obtained from www.kvps.vic.edu.au

  • Kids Help Line
  • Kids Helpline

  • Kings Park Primary School
  • "Kings Park Primary School is located northwest from the city of Melbourne in the suburb of St Albans. The school currently has an enrolment of 480 students, of which seventy-seven percent come from Multi-cultural backgrounds, representing 38 nationalities.

    The students at Kings Park Primary School enjoy a secure and pleasant environment that is superbly resourced for learning, sport, music and play .The school is surrounded by attractive well-kept gardens including our own vegetable garden.  Our facilities include a Multimedia centre, Gymnasium, Sports Ovals, Library, Art/Craft Centre, Music Keyboard Laboratory, Kitchen Garden, extensive playgrounds, passive play areas anda managed canteen."

     All information obtained from http://www.kpps.vic.edu.au


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  • L2R Next Gen Inc.
  • L2R works with young people aged 7-25years who live in the western Metropolitan region of Melbourne. L2R employs dance as a vehicle to engage youth from culturally diverse backgrounds, more specifically, newly arrived, migrant and refugees.
    Our Mission is to provide opportunity for youth to participate in dance workshops that would usually struggle to access regular recreation classes due to barriers associated with poverty, disadvantage and being newly arrived in a foreign country.

    L2R employs Hip Hop dance to unite community by providing opportunity for individuals to express through Hip Hop dance while celebrating individuality, race, age, religion and culture. L2R specialises in delivering culturally sensitive workshops that engage young people who are from diverse backgrounds and speak English as a second language.

    We believe that dance has a place in everyone’s life and is a great way to create inner peace, lift community spirit and unite community members from all facets of life.

    Dance can give youth a sense of joy and social connection, which filters into other parts of their life increasing positive pathways, health and well-being.

    L2R believes there is one language we can all speak.. DANCE!

  • Lifeline
  • Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute.

  • Lifeline (Community and Corporate Training)
  • Suicide Prevention Training


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  • Mackellar Primary School
  • "Mackellar Primary School is situated in Delahey, on the established outer western fringe of Melbourne. The school opened in 1991 and has a current enrolment of 502 students. The school is in transition from being a very large primary school to a medium size school with a focus on maintaining enrolments to secure the resource base of the school. Diversity is celebrated at the school with 78.8% of students coming from homes with a language background other than English (LBOTE). 69.9% of students do not speak English at home.  Over 40 languages are represented at the school.  0.002% of the student population is Koorie.

    Mackellar Primary School is identified in the medium to low socio economic bracket of Victorian government schools with medium to high density of ESL students. Student Family Occupation (SFO) statistics indicate that 84.3.% of the school population is in the medium to low socio economic occupations groups and 67.5% of students are from families in the two lowest socio economic occupation groupings.  Our Student Family Occupation rating for 2012 is 0.7008, in 2010 it was 0.7173. 

    At Mackellar we provide a safe, caring and positive environment in which all children are challenged and supported to learn and develop to their full potential. The use of the gradual release of responsibility model supports students to take responsibility to manage their learning through the use of personal learning goals, feedback and student learning portfolios.

    The school structure is organised around the stages of schooling. The Early Years caters for the learning and developmental needs of students in Prep to Grade 4 and is based on the principles of foundational learning. The students of Grade 5 and 6 are part of the Middle Years of schooling with close links being forged with Years 7-9 in the local secondary colleges, especially Copperfield College where the majority of Mackellar students commence their secondary school education. The Middle Years focuses on the needs of the emerging adolescent and independent learning. Grades are arranged in straight Preps and composite grades for years 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6.

    The core building contains a central administration block, classrooms, visual and performing arts rooms, canteen, library, gymnasium, multimedia centre, facilities for the disabled, first aid room, learning support centre and staffroom.  The grounds consist of 2 basketball courts, a large oval, 3 adventure playgrounds, quiet court areas, a fitness track, 2 purpose built shade areas, an outdoor stage and an assembly area. In August 2011 a new learning centre comprising six classrooms and a large central open learning space was added to the school facilities. The grade 5/6 students occupy this new facility. The Grade 5/6 Learning Centre building was funded under the Commonwealth government’s economic stimulus package Building an Education Revolution - Primary Schools of the 21st Century."
    © Copyright Mackellar Primary School: All information obtained from http://www.mackellarps.vic.edu.au

  • Mackillop Family Services - Brimbank Melton Child FIRST- Choices
  • CHOICES is a Case Management Program for young pregnant or parents under 25 years of age with pre-school aged children,

    CHOICES provides individual out-reach in home-support, information and referrals to appropriate community agencies or health care providers.

    The service provides intensive support designed to help develop pre-birth education and parenting skills.

    CHOICES also offers assistance with issues concerning housing, finance, family violence, drugs and alcohol, further education, employment, child care, recreation, emotional support and empowerment, and practical support such as transport to appointments.

    CHOICES aims to assist young parents to link in with community resources and strengthen extended family and friendship networks.

  • Mambourin Enterprises - Deer Park
  • Mambourin promotes independent living by offering employment, education and training services to adults with a disability. 

    Mambourin strives to:

    • Help people with disabilities to be valued and become valuable members of our community by creating opportunities for regular employment, to achieve a more independent future, and to enhance their self-esteem;
    • Make substantial and on-going investment in the professional development of our staff to ensure that we have the best and brightest in the sector, and;
    • Support families through respite and planning processes to ensure that their needs are also being met and they feel supported.

  • Mambourin Enterprises - Sunshine
  • Mambourin promotes independent living by offering employment, education and training services to adults with a disability. 

    Mambourin strives to:

    • Help people with disabilities to be valued and become valuable members of our community by creating opportunities for regular employment, to achieve a more independent future, and to enhance their self-esteem;
    • Make substantial and on-going investment in the professional development of our staff to ensure that we have the best and brightest in the sector, and;
    • Support families through respite and planning processes to ensure that their needs are also being met and they feel supported.


     

  • Marian Secondary College
  • "Marian College seeks to provide young women with the opportunity to be educated within a school environment that allows and encourages each person to develop fully as an individual, and as a community member. We educate 750 girls in a safe and secure environment; each girl knowing that she will be cared for and supported, through our strong pastoral care structures.                      

    We offer educational programs that are relevant, innovative and challenging. Curriculum is constantly renewed so that courses of study can continue to reflect the needs of our students, a wide range of options is available for students in the senior years, including VCE, VET and VCAL programs.

    We believe that learning and development should occur within a framework that values and engenders the principles of inclusiveness, justice, love and forgiveness.

    We recognise value and encourage the diversity of many cultures and religions within the school, as both a reflection of the wider community and as a means of understanding the wider world.               

    Transition to secondary school is a period of adjustment for the individual student and for the entire family. At Marian, we have a team of teachers working to ensure that each family experiences a deep sense of belonging as quickly as possible. Entering secondary school is an exciting stage of life.

    Marian College - Pursuing excellence and innovation in a supportive environment to create positive futures for all students. Enjoy our web site!                       

    Rita Grima and Raymond Pisan                    

    Co-Principals"
    Marian College © 2014 All Rights Reserved: All information obtained from http://www.mariansw.catholic.edu.au

  • Max Employment
  • "MAX Solutions is a national organisation that delivers employment, health, and training services; best known for our work as an employment services provider - MAX Employment. Since opening in 2002, MAX Solutions has offered proven solutions to help individuals, businesses and the Australian Government achieve outcomes that benefit the community and change lives for the better. With more than 100 locations across Australia and a presence in every state, MAX Solutions is well positioned to have a positive impact on the lives of Australians."

    All information obtained from  www.maxemployment.com.au

  • Medicare
  • Medicare processes claims from doctor visits and other medical appointments

  • MEGT Australian Apprenticeship Centre
  • Information & advice on new apprenticeships scheme delivering apprenticeship information about training, traineeships and apprenticeships.

  • Melbourne Youth Support Service (MYSS)
  • State wide telephone information and referral service for young people, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

  • Melton South Community Centre Inc. Melton Combined Youth And Special Needs (Khaki Rebels)
  • Social and recreational activities for young people with disabilities and their siblings. Mainly used as a referral to Khaki. Led by Home and Community care services, qualified staff; includes crafts, games & camping trips.

  • Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria- Well Ways Program
  • "Well Ways is the name we give to a range of peer education programs designed to support people with a mental illness and their families and friends.
     
    Well Ways programs are led by peers – either people with their own lived experience of mental illness or family members/carers of someone with a mental illness. These facilitators are trained and supported by MI Fellowship Victoria. This type of education offers participants the unique opportunity to benefit from the wisdom and experience of the facilitator and others in their group.
     
    The success of the Well Ways programs is based on the powerful combination of providing up-to-date knowledge on mental health, recovery, treatment, support options, legal and service systems, stigma and rights within a peer learning environment of shared expertise.
     
    All Well Ways programs are evidence based and have been shown to significantly improve the lives of people with a mental illness and their families/friends.
     
    The suite of Well Ways programs includes:
     
    Well Ways MI Recovery
    A 10 session program for people with a lived experience of mental illness
     
    Well Ways Building a Future
    A 12 session program for family members, friends and carers of a person with a mental illness
     
    Well Ways Duo
    A 10 session program for family members, friends and carers of a person with a dual diagnosis (mental illness and drug/alcohol issues)
     
    Well Ways Snapshot
    A 2 session introductory program for family members, friends and carers of a person with a mental illness, including a short presentation from someone with a lived experience of mental illness."

    All information was obtained from http://www.mifellowship.org/content/well-ways
     

  • Mercy Western Grief Services
  • Counselling- by appointment. Children/adolescent support group for registered clients of service, community education sessions

  • Mercy Western Grief Services - Bereavement Counselling Service
  • Bereavement counselling service

  • Migrant Resource Centre
  • The Migrant Resource Centre connects migrants/ Refugees with local services in the community.

  • Mind Supporting Mental Health Recovery
  • Mind supports mental health recovery for young people and carers/family members

  • Minus18
  • Minus18 creates safe events, resources and volunteer opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) young people.
    We’re smashing homophobia and transphobia Australia wide to create a place where LGBTI youth can be their true selves and unlock their full potential

  • Mobile Health Access Point (MhAP)
  • A partnership between Cohealth and YSAS based across the communities of Werribee, Sunshine and Melton the MhAP outreach program provides a flexible and mobile response to vulnerable young people presenting with alcohol and drug issues and their families. The outreach bus is staffed by a multidisciplary team including a nurse, AOD counsellors and youth workers, targeting areas where young people frequent. Hours of operation are Wed- Fri 12pm-6pm.

  • Money Help Website
  • Money Help is a free service that  provides information and advice  to assist people who currently are having issues paying bills, they have just lost their job or they currently have large amounts to debt.

  • Monmia Primary School
  • "Our school is a vibrant learning community where children, teachers and parents are committed to lifelong learning with a focus on continual improvement. As a KidsMatter school we are committed to children's welfare incorporating a safe and supportive school environment where all children can learn. A very warm welcome is extended to all who visit the Monmia Primary School website. The very professional, dedicated and caring staff encourage children to LEARN and ACHIEVE their personal best in a climate of mutual respect and consideration for others. In partnership between home and school, there is a shared responsibility for ensuring each child has every opportunity to achieve improved learning outcomes. Monmia school community is proud of its harmonious diversity of cultures with almost 30 languages other than English spoken in the community. We believe that children are deeply enriched by this experience. The school curriculum reflects a commitment to excellence and quality education energised by teachers who are motivated to make a difference to the students in their care. Community and government priorities are integral elements in the school curriculum with an emphasis on literacy, numeracy and student welfare. Innovative programs ensure that all children are engaged and challenged. Monmias Student Welfare program encourages a healthy lifestyle, where student leadership skills are fostered and self-esteem is nurtured and where bullying is not tolerated. Our core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, Friendliness and Acceptance underpin our beliefs in building strong relationships between teachers, children, families and our community. A key feature of Monmias successful reputation is the strong partnership between home and school reflected in the mutually respectful relationship developed between teachers and parents. Through School Council, Family and Friends Parent Club, Classroom Helpers Program and parent participation in a myriad of activities, parents form an essential part of school life. Student leadership is highly valued as part of developing childrens confidence and resilience through various leadership roles which include School Captains, House Captains, Peer Mediators, Junior School Council and Prep Buddies. Monmia offers comprehensive orientation programs for pre-schoolers and a commitment to small class sizes which ensure your child has a happy and confident start to school life.
    Choosing the right school is an important decision and I invite you to come and explore Monmia to view the quality facilities and see the dynamic curriculum programs on offer for yourself. Not only do we provide a great start for your childs first year we deliver a quality education for all seven primary years. To find out more about what Monmia has to offer please explore our school website.
    Please call me to make an appointment for a time that suits you.
    Loving to learn. Learning to Live.                                                                    
    Being the Best we can be! Every child, every day can learn and achieve

    Lorraine Bell

    Principal "

    All information obtained  from http://www.monmia.vic.edu.au

  • Mother of God School - Ardeer
  • "Mother of God School is a small school where everyone is known by name. We are proud of our programs and new facilities and technologies, but we are most proud of the delightful young people who help make our school a great place to come every day.

    Mother of God is one of two Catholic Schools in the parish of Albion, and was established in 1955 by the Brigidine Sisters. Although there is no longer a Brigidine presence on staff, the Brigidine Core Values continue to guide our ethos. Our Moral Purpose also guides all we do.

    We work closely with the wider parish communities of Mother of God Ardeer, Queen of Heaven Ardeer and St Theresa’s Albion and ensure that all we do is informed by Gospel values.

    We provide a broad and rigorous learning and teaching program, focused on the needs of the individual child. We invest important time in the planning and resourcing of Literacy and Numeracy programs that support and extend our students. We utilize the Inquiry Learning model to ensure that learning is life-centered and that students take responsibility for their own learning."

    © 2014 Mother of God School - Ardeer: All information obtained from  http://www.mogardeer.catholic.edu.au

  • Movelle Primary School
  • "Looking at Movelle Primary School from the front of the school, it appears like most schools. However, it is not until you venture in, do you begin to notice the small subtleties that make us unique. We are one of the few schools that has spent much time in preparing our school for our new prep enrolments. Our newly completed construction of our Language Experience Activity Program (LEAP) Centre. In our LEAP Centre, young eager minds will be provided with many experiences to help them develop their vocabuluary, their thinking and reasoning skills and opportunities to DO! Students will be engaged in "hands on" Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Health and Physical Education tasks that will be designed to promote academic, physical and social responsibilities. As well as all that, there is an indoor physical activity playground to build co-ordination and strength. Along with the cooking area and construction area, our students will be engaged in relevant and purposeful learning situations.

    Our school motto of "Empowering Learners for Life" is aimed at developing young thinkers who are hungry to learn. Our LEAP Centre is part of that journey.

    Our new buildings include the LEAP Centre, but also include our new Performing Arts Centre in our gymnasium. This facility includes drama and music and stage areas for students.

    Although our focus is always going to be to promote excellence in Literacy and Numeracy, these other facilities provide staff with many ways to reach those goals in a creative and engaging manner.

    I look forward to working with our passionate and professional staff and dedicated community throughout this exciting time to bring about improvements for the students at Movelle Primary School.

    Please feel free to ring and arrange a school tour. Enrolments for next year are now being taken.

     

    Bill Hunt

    Principal."
    © Copyright 2013 Movelle Primary School: All information obtained from http://www.movelleps.vic.edu.au


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  • No Interest Loan Scheme
  • "NILS is a community-based program offering small loans free of interest and charges to individuals and families on low and limited incomes. Loans are generally for the purchase of essential household items and can be paid off in affordable amounts."

    All information was obtained from https://www.goodshepvic.org.au/loans

  • North Western Mental Health
  • Northern Mental Health provides arrange of services to young people with mental health issues. Including;

    Orygen
    Youth Access Team
    Youth Traige Services
    Acute Services
    Inpatient Support
    Continuing Care Team
    Psychosocial Recovery Program
    Family peer Support
    Youth Participation Program

  • Norwood Association Inc.
  • Services for people who have a severe psychiatric illness and associated disabilities. Psychiatric disability support programs & housing services.


O

  • ORS Employment Solutions
  • Disability Employment Services, Provider, Rehabilitation, Psychological Counselling.

    Also assists people  to find employment aswell.

  • Orygen Youth Health
  • Orygen Youth Health is a mental health service for young people aged 15 - 25 in the western and northwestern metropolitan region.

    As well as a service for young people and families, Orygen Youth Health provides training and secondary consultation to schools, youth services, community health and other service providers.

    Orygen Youth Health services include case management, counselling and skills training, medication, group programs, peer support and family peer support services.

    Orygen Youth Health has a specialist youth inpatient unit at 35 Mavis Street, Footscray, if young people require support or treatment in hospital.

  • Orygen Youth Health - Inpatient Unit
  • Providing clinical services, research & training on youth mental health. Also in patient unit.

  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception School
  • "Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception School is a Catholic Parish Primary School for approximately 350 boys and girls from Prep to Year 6.

    The school is an important part of Our Lady’s Parish in Sunshine and builds on seventy years of tradition of Josephite education. Although there are no Sisters of St. Joseph remaining on staff, the charism of St. Mary MacKillop remains with us in all we do.

    Our multiculturalism is a very special feature of our school and we have a strong history of welcoming new and recent-arrivals to Australia. The diversity of our student population is an asset which gives Our Lady’s a richness from which we can all learn. Our school events and Liturgies are celebrated with much enthusiasm.

    Our curriculum is designed to challenge your child in a supportive environment. We want your child to feel confident, to be happy, to live by the values of the Gospels and to reach their full potential."

    © 2014 Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception School - Sunshine. All Rights Reserved. All information obtained from http://www.olsunshine.catholic.edu.au

  • Overnewton Anglican Community College - Keilor
  • "Overnewton Anglican Community College, Keilor Campus opened in 1987 in direct response to community need for accessible quality education in the north west of Melbourne. The second campus, at Taylors Lakes, opened in 1996.

    Consistently high academic results

    In 2013, 97% of our students received first round offers at tertiary institutions. Our results are particularly pleasing when we consider that Overnewton encourages all students to complete the VCE regardless of their academic ability. See VCE Results. Overnewton participates in the NAPLAN tests and results can be viewed here.

    Four schools, two campuses, one college

    The College is organised into Junior School (Preparatory – Year 4), Middle School (Years 5 - 8), Canowindra (Year 9), and Senior School (Years 10 - 12). Each Campus has a Junior School and a Middle School with Canowindra located at the Taylors Lakes Campus and the Senior School at the Keilor Campus. Each School has its own Head of School and its own Parent Support Team and is functionally self-contained. The structure gives a small school community intimacy to the entire College and is supported by our large school facilities, large VCE subject choice and support services. The College is a safe, happy, ordered environment in which disciplined behaviour is a natural outcome of motivated students, engaging and demanding programs and excellent pastoral care systems. View Junior School, Middle School, Year 9 Canowindra, Senior School.

    Proudly Anglican

    The College has a Chaplain at each campus and every child attends Chapel once a week. Christian festivals are celebrated, Christian values are promoted and active faith is encouraged. Religious Studies is taught from Preparatory Year to Year 11.

    Affordable education

    To allow access to our education, the College maintains affordable fees with State and Commonwealth Government funding providing the balance.

    Parental involvement

    Recognising that education is a partnership, the College seeks high parental involvement and each family contributes 18 hours of service to the College per term. There are over fifty parent working groups helping in areas such as classroom assistance, gardening, yard duty, student banking, photocopying, catering, canteens and the annual fair. There are regular working bees at each campus. The parental involvement is a key to the success of a student's experience in the College. Students attend the College knowing they have the complete support and commitment of their parents behind them. See Our Community"
    All information obtained from http://www.overnewton.vic.edu.au

  • Overnewton Anglican Community College - Taylors Lakes
  • "A premier school in Melbourne's north west, with consistently high academic results

    Overnewton Anglican Community College, Keilor Campus opened in 1987 in direct response to community need for accessible quality education in the north west of Melbourne. The second campus, at Taylors Lakes, opened in 1996.

    Consistently high academic results

    In 2013, 97% of our students received first round offers at tertiary institutions. Our results are particularly pleasing when we consider that Overnewton encourages all students to complete the VCE regardless of their academic ability. See VCE Results. Overnewton participates in the NAPLAN tests and results can be viewed here.

    Four schools, two campuses, one college

    The College is organised into Junior School (Preparatory – Year 4), Middle School (Years 5 - 8), Canowindra (Year 9), and Senior School (Years 10 - 12). Each Campus has a Junior School and a Middle School with Canowindra located at the Taylors Lakes Campus and the Senior School at the Keilor Campus. Each School has its own Head of School and its own Parent Support Team and is functionally self-contained. The structure gives a small school community intimacy to the entire College and is supported by our large school facilities, large VCE subject choice and support services. The College is a safe, happy, ordered environment in which disciplined behaviour is a natural outcome of motivated students, engaging and demanding programs and excellent pastoral care systems. View Junior School, Middle School, Year 9 Canowindra, Senior School.

    Proudly Anglican

    The College has a Chaplain at each campus and every child attends Chapel once a week. Christian festivals are celebrated, Christian values are promoted and active faith is encouraged. Religious Studies is taught from Preparatory Year to Year 11.

    Affordable education

    To allow access to our education, the College maintains affordable fees with State and Commonwealth Government funding providing the balance.

    Parental involvement

    Recognising that education is a partnership, the College seeks high parental involvement and each family contributes 18 hours of service to the College per term. There are over fifty parent working groups helping in areas such as classroom assistance, gardening, yard duty, student banking, photocopying, catering, canteens and the annual fair. There are regular working bees at each campus. The parental involvement is a key to the success of a student's experience in the College. Students attend the College knowing they have the complete support and commitment of their parents behind them. See Our Community"

    All information obtained from http://www.overnewton.vic.edu.au


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  • Parentlink
  • Specialist support services to vulnerable & disadvantaged children & young people. 
    Parent link also provides information and advice to parents over the phone and links parents in with local services.

  • Proven Training Solutions
  • Provides Training Solutions is a niche-training provider that provides high quality learning opportunities for individuals, businesses and community stakeholders we have a range of courses we offer from Civil Construction Plant Operation , English and Diploma in Early Childhood and Education students must be 16+


Q

  • QLife
  • Qlife is a nationwide counselling and referral telephone and online chat support service for SSASGD people. Providing early intervention, peer supported telephone and web based services. Go to website for online chat service. Phone 1800 184 527 for counselling services. Hours: 3pm to midnight.

    www.qlife.org.au                   1800 184 527

  • Queerspace
  • Queerspace is a mental health and wellbeing focused service for LGBTIQ communities.

    Through Queerspace, you can access information, check out our research, and get help and support in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space. The service provides access to queer-affirmative GPs and queer-identified mental health professionals, and have two trans counsellors. People access Queerspace for a range of reasons including:

    • Individual, couple and whole-of-family counselling
    • Relationship and parenting support services
    • Group education and information community programs
    • Peer support, social activities and referrals
    • Youth programs, groups, counselling and support


R

  • Rainbow Network
  • Rainbow Network provides opportunities for members to: exchange ideas, information and resources; discuss issues that may emerge when working with young people, their families, schools and community agencies; hear from guest speakers about the latest research, government initiatives or community information; advocate for same sex attracted, intersex, trans* and gender diverse young people; develop partnerships between agencies and schools aimed at empowering young people to participate in decision making and community development; and plan and develop activities for same sex attracted, intersex, trans* and gender diverse young people; and engage in same sex attracted, intersex, trans* and gender diverse youth-led activities and initiatives.

  • Reconnect Program
  • Works with young people at risk of homelessness or newly homeless.

  • Refugee Council of Australia
  • Supporting Refugees and Asylum seekers  through Advocacy and legal support.

    The Refugee Council also provide school holiday programs.

  • Relationships Australia Sunshine Family Relationship Centre (FRC)
  • Counselling for adolescents & children, family violence programs and mediation services.

  • Resurrection Primary School
  • "Resurrection Catholic Primary school is a vibrant and dynamic faith community. Our school motto ‘We Care’ is the cornerstone of what we aim to instil in our students.

    Our culturally rich Catholic school community values and respects the traditions of all our members.

    Our school centres on:

    • A community that knows how to celebrate and express its faith
    • Meeting the needs of children of the 21st century
    • A team of professionals dedicated to providing a stimulating curriculum that is targeted to meet the needs of the individual child
    • A welcoming environment for all to be part of the great adventure of learning."

    © 2014 Resurrection School - Kings Park: All information obtained from http://www.rskingspark.catholic.edu.au

  • RMIT University
  • Education & course provider

  • Rocket Residential Rehabilitation Program
  • Rehabilitation service for young people that are experiencing mental health issues. Psychosocial rehab with group work/ goal setting. 24 hour on call response. Participants contribute to the cost of food etc. Eligibility: have a diagnosed mental health issue.

  • Royal Children's Hospital Mental Health Service
  • Psychiatry services


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  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
  • "At Sacred Heart School we have high expectations of all students and strive to inspire and develop life long learners equipped for the 21st Century.

    We endeavour to create confident and competent learners who will be able to meet the demands of school, further education and employment. Data guides teachers and students when planning learning intentions and success criteria. Individual student growth, particularly in the areas of literacy and numeracy, is closely monitored."

    © 2014 Sacred Heart - St. Albans.   All information obtained from http://www.shstalbans.catholic.edu.au

     

     

  • SAIL Sunshine (Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning)
  • Open to all families of a Sudanese background.

  • Salvation Army Social Housing Service (SASHS)
  • Sunshine youth housing support, information, referral, advice & advocacy.

  • Scope (Vic) St Albans Day & Lifestyles
  • Disability Day Centre

  • Scope Victoria
  • "The Scope Approach applies to how we choose to behave in our dealings with others, both inside and outside the organisation. It reinforces our principles of seeing the person, doing it together, doing it right and doing it better.

    These four principles reflect the way people are required to work within Scope, how we work with clients, families, fellow employees and external people, and organisations.

    The principles are embedded within our Strategic Plan and have been built using a person centred thinking process.

    Under each of the principles there are six statements that clearly define the behaviours we are required to work within."

    All information obtained from  http://www.scopevic.org.au

  • SensWide Employment
  • Disability Employment Services Provider

  • Sexual Assault Counselling
  • Counselling service that aims to facilitate the healing of victims/survivors of sexual assault and work towards the elimination of sexual violence in our society. Services are available to women, men and young people 12 years and over who are victims/survivors of sexual assault.

  • Social Table Tennis
  • Social table tennis. No need to register. Bring a friend or find a partner to play on the night. Bats and balls are provided at no extra cost.

  • Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre
  • The Youth Services team works to understand and meet the needs of young people in a way that emphasises engagement and relationship building. Young people aged 12 to 25 can access a range of support services that include casework, referrals to other services, information about relevant topics, sporting and recreational activities, leadership and advocacy training and education support.

    Spectrum is a one-stop-shop for newly arrived and established migrants and refugees.

    - Drop- in intake service twice a week (Mondays & Wednesdays)
    - Casework;  Settlement Grants Program
    - Homework Support Programs
    - Leadership and advocacy training
    - Social and recreational activities

  • St Albans Community Youth Club Inc. (Tin Shed)
  • Our agency provides  material aid for people in need.  Must have a concession card or Evidence of Immigration Status card and live in Brimbank area.  We also provide Theatrical dance, judo, playgroup for families with children  and Taekwando classes at affordable prices.

    Phone or drop in to see our progam of activites.

    Please note our services are for various age groups depending on the activity. eg. Whole families can

    train for judo.

     




  • St Albans East Primary School
  • Welcome to our school and please enjoy your visit!

    "St Albans East has been serving the community since 1956 and is committed to developing each child for an exciting future.  Located in attractive surroundings and modernized buildings, our school is highly regarded for its accomplishments in student learning.
    The student population is culturally diverse with almost 30 languages other than English spoken in the community.  This diversity is celebrated, making our school the tolerant and vibrant environment it is for all children.  The student enrolment varies in line with demographic trends.
    We value the contribution of our parent and wider community.  There is a tradition of teachers and parents working together to provide the best possible learning environment for our students.  Our clear purpose is on continuous improvement in all that we do.  As a result, there are outstanding educational programs in operation that take into account the children's individual learning styles and their learning needs.  The school has made a special commitment to supporting the development of ICT resources throughout the school to assist children's learning.
    We are also pleased to host the Deaf Facility for primary aged deaf and hearing impaired children in the Western Region.
    The staff team is an energetic and committed team with a variety of talents and interests that enhance our school programs.  Our school is distinguished by a commitment to children's welfare, incorporating a safe and supportive school environment where all children can learn.
    We are very proud of our children's continued achievements in academic, sporting and performing arts pursuits.
    As Principal, I derive great satisfaction from knowing that the school "makes a difference".
    Anne-Maree Kliman Principal"
    @ Copyright 2014 St Albans East Primary School: All information obtained from http://www.saeps.vic.edu.au

  • St Albans Heights Primary School
  • SAHPS Community Hub works with the parent and wider community of SAHPS. Situated within St Albans Heights Primary School, the Hub co-ordinates and facilitates a wide range of community endorsed social, education, employment and wellbeing programs to support the parent community at our school. The Community Hub works alongside teachers, students, staff, parents and outside agents to help maintain a positive and vibrant St Albans community.

    See further details on website  http://www.sahps.vic.edu.au



  • St Albans Leisure Centre
  • St Albans Leisure Centre  provides the following services;
    Group Fitness Classes
    Swimming Pools
    Health Club/Gymnasium

  • St Albans Meadows Primary School
  • "St. Albans Meadows P.S., which was established in 1980 is situated in the City of Brimbank, approximately fifteen kilometres to the west of Melbourne, just beyond the Western Ring Road. The community, which is somewhat isolated by the Ring Road and other major roads, is dominated by the Grantham Green housing estate which is now quite well established.

    Many young families occupy houses in the estate and the majority of their children attend our school. Some students also attend the school from as far afield as Sydenham. St. Albans Meadows has a high reputation as a caring and progressive school and parents of students with gifted academic ability, learning difficulties and/or behavioural problems, in particular, choose the school because of the quality of its educational and welfare programs.

    The school enjoys excellent relations with Sunshine Park Kindergarten, the source of most of our prep enrolments. The school is very poorly serviced by public transport so it runs its own bus service to accommodate the students.

    Enrolment trends showed growth from 270 children in 1998 to 415 children in 2014. Enrolments are expected to remain fairly stable at the 420 plus students mark. 77% of the students are from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) and 35% of these students are of Vietnamese descent. The NESB students represent a wide range of nationalities, linguistic groups and cultures.

    Involvement in school decision-making is valuable for children and can be fostered through such activities as membership of the Junior School Council and attending our Leadership Camp.

    Teachers are dedicated to developing each child’s potential. They strive to achieve best practice in their approaches to teaching and learning. Frequent participation in quality Professional Development activities is encouraged and a very strong emphasis is placed on a team approach to curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation."

    All information obtained from http://www.samps.vic.edu.au

  • St Albans North Primary School
  • "Located in the City of Brimbank 20kms from Melbourne, our school provides a great learning environment and features bright, comfortable, carpeted classrooms with plenty of natural light, central heating and evaporative cooling.
    We have specialist classrooms for Art, Computer Studies, Maths, Science and Reading Recovery as well as a modern computerised Library and a Multi-Purpose Room for indoor activities.
    Wheelchair access is provided throughout the school. Modern safe playgrounds with a mixture of paved and grassed areas cater for recreation and outdoor learning activities and a school canteen operates daily.
    Our School Charter sets out our priorities, directions and goals. Parent participation is welcome throughout the school and parents are encouraged to contribute to the development of school policy. Weekly newsletters keep the school community fully informed."

    All information obtained from http://www.stalbansnth.vic.edu.au

     

  • St Albans Primary School
  • "St. Albans Primary School strives to provide a learning environment in which all students can achieve their full potential academically, physically as well as socially and emotionally. We respect and value the school's diversity and aim to foster links between all members of the wider school community."

    All information was obtained from http://www.stalbps.vic.edu.au

  • St Albans Secondary College
  • Principals Message

    "The College’s committed and highly skilled teachers encourage our students to build a positive and individual identity.  This helps them to develop the confidence and self-esteem that leads to individual learning success, creating self-assured young adults ready to pursue their interests, hopes and dreams.

    ‘Community’ is an important part of the College’s strength.  We actively seek the contributions and involvement of families, business and university partners to create the best possible surroundings for your child to learn and grow.

    Our website also provides considerable detail about the rich and active academic programs and co-curricular activities available at St Albans Secondary College."

    All information obtained from http://stalbanssc.vic.edu.au

  • St Augustine's Primary School
  • "On behalf of the St Augustine’s community I warmly welcome you to our school. Whether you are a current family or a new addition I would hope that the next seven years of your child’s education are happy and filled with the joy of learning.
    St Augustine’s is a vibrant and supportive community where each child’s learning needs are respected and catered for. We foster in our students an interest in the world around them, in an environment that is nurturing and caring.  By working together we would hope that your child has a great start to a life-time of learning and that the friendships made last just as long.
     
    Denise Mugavin"

    All information obtained  from http://www.sakeilor.catholic.edu.au

  • St Bernadette's Primary School
  • "At St Bernadette’s Catholic Parish Primary school we work closely within the Parish and local community to provide a challenging and happy learning environment. We currently have 350 students from Prep (the foundation year of school) to Year 6, with two classes at each level working closely in teams, to ensure we offer a comprehensive curriculum in all learning areas."

    All information obtained from http://www.stbsunshinenth.catholic.edu.au

  • St Lawrence Primary School
  • "St Lawrence Primary School belongs to the parish of St Peter Chanel in Deer Park. We cater for the Catholic families in the Brimbank Gardens, St Andrews Field and Central Park estates."

    All information was obtained from http://www.stlawrence.com.au

  • St Mary Mackillop Primary School
  • "As a Catholic school we are placed at the ‘heart of the Church’. Within this context, we recognise our defining features as being a parish school which:

    • Promotes the dynamic vision of God’s love
    • Recognises and nurtures the spirituality of each person
    • Creates an environment which engages the children in quality learning experiences
    • Works in partnership with families and the wider community, creating an authentic experience of connectedness"

    All information was obtained from http://www.mmkeilordowns.catholic.edu.au

  • St Paul's Catholic Primary School - Kealba
  • "St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Kealba has a proud tradition of excellent education, development of faith and working with our families over the last 43 years. Our current population is 350 students with two classes at each year level.

    St Paul’s is proudly a Catholic school that nourishes the faith of our students’ through a variety of sacramental and other faith learning experiences. We actively promote the living out of gospel values such as love, tolerance, justice, faith and empathy in all of our daily interactions, and recognise the positive effect this has on the climate of our school."

    All information was obtained from http://www.spkealba.catholic.edu.au

  • St Peter Chanel Primary School - Deer Park
  • "Welcome to St. Peter Chanel Parish Primary school located in Deer Park, 20km to the west of Melbourne. Many young families are attracted to Deer Park because of the rich cultural diversity and enormous growth due to new housing developments in Caroline Springs, Burnside, Cairnlea and Derrimut. Our community is one of acceptance and welcome to all."

    All information obtained from http://www.spcdeerpark.catholic.edu.au

  • St Peter's Catholic Primary School - West Sunshine
  • St. Peter’s is a Catholic Primary School committed to the teachings of the Catholic faith and the provisions of quality programs, which foster the full and balanced development of each child.

    Our school is committed to providing innovative curriculum and encouraging all students to achieve their personal best in all facets of their school life. Our current enrolment of 180 students allows us to provide quality education in a small school setting.

    At St Peter’s we view education as a partnership - a joint responsibility between the school and home, bound by common beliefs and values in a spirit of mutual support and encouragement. We are proud of our growing traditions and our cultural diversity. Our cultural diversity is one of our major assets and one that we value and celebrate. As a Catholic School we value our rich religious traditions and culture. We provide for our students and their families an opportunity to celebrate our Catholic heritage in many different sacramental and non-sacramental ways.

  • St Theresa's Primary School - Albion
  • "Welcome to St.Theresa's webpage. St Theresa's Parish established our school
    in 1951 and since that time the
    Parish and its school have been well known for
    its strong community focus and its service to the people of
    Albion.

    In times past the Sisters of St Joseph staffed our school and The Brigidine
    Order was also associated with it.
    The influence of these dedicated Religious
    women still very much permeates the culture of our school.


    Our school is very diverse culturally with 25 different nationalities
    represented among our 200 students
    who are the most friendly children I have
    ever met.


    The school offers a comprehensive, inclusive Education that is contemporary
    and innovative. Our facilities and
    resources support our programs well and
    we are always working to improve our endeavours and provide o
    ur
    community with the best learning environment possible.


    We have a team of 26 very dedicated staff members who have a deep
    commitment to the school and its
    families and who view the family /school
    partnership as integral to everything that they do. I feel priviledged t
    o belong
    to a staff that has has the wellbeing of their students and a commitment to a
    Christian view
    of the person as their priority.

    Our families likewise have a very strong commitment to our school and
    support it very well in a variety of ways a
    nd we hope all of our community
    members find this website a valuable resource."

    All information obtained from http://www.stalbion.catholic.edu.au

  • Stevenson House
  • Neighbourhood house and learning centre.

  • Stevensville Primary School
  • "Our Community Hub at Stevensville Primary School has just begun in 2014.  We hope to provide more activities for pre-school children and make our Hub a warm and inviting place for parents and carers to come and share stories, link to other services and learn some skills.  We have begun a playgroup on Tuesday mornings (9-11) with families of our school and others in the nearby community which is very popular.  We are beginning a conversational English class in Term 2 as well.  Please drop in and meet us if you are in St Albans."

    All information obtained from http://www.communityhubs.org.au/hub-directory/stevensville-primary-hub

  • Sunshine Christain School - Sunshine North
  • "Welcome to Sunshine Christian School, where we strive to provide a caring and challenging learning environment that equips children with the necessary skills and knowledge to become valued members of the community.

    Choosing a school for your son or daughter is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make for them.

    Sunshine Christian School  is a Co-educational, Lutheran Primary school

    The school was founded in 1982,  and this year celebrates 30 years of Christian Education in Sunshine North, a western suburb of Melbourne. Enrolment is capped at 94 with our current enrolment over 90. We are proud of our multi-cultural heritage and celebrate this aspect of our school through a series of murals.sound Christian values in a caring environment which supports and encourages students as individuals and ultimately helps to prepare them for life beyond school. We are dedicated to instilling in children the values needed to become successful learners and global citizens. Our classrooms are exciting and innovative
    and an inquiry approach to learning is used in most disciplines."

    All information obatined from http://www.scs.vic.edu.au

  • Sunshine College Junior - Ardeer Campus
  • "Sunshine College is proud of its reputation for producing fine young men and women, well prepared with the breadth of outlook and the essential learning skills they will need to become successful citizens in a rapidly changing global community.

    Our programs encourage the highest standard of achievement in every activity undertaken by our students. They focus on whole student development by embracing not only academic, sporting and artistic excellence, but also the building of self esteem, personal confidence, optimism for the future, and a strong sense of community responsibility.

    The friendly and supportive atmosphere at each campus is underpinned by a strong code of conduct, the wearing of school uniform, firm structures and clear expectations. In this positive environment students develop strong and constructive relationships with one another and with their teachers, as well as a sense of belonging to and being proud of their school.

    At Sunshine College both our teaching and support staff are totally committed to assisting every student to reach their potential and become well educated, responsible young adults, fully prepared for the world beyond school where they will undertake university and other tertiary studies, further training, and employment.

    We pride ourselves in Creating Futures for our students."
     All Rights Reserved: All information obtained from http://www.sunshine.vic.edu.au

  • Sunshine College Junior - North Campus
  • "Sunshine College is proud of its reputation for producing fine young men and women, well prepared with the breadth of outlook and the essential learning skills they will need to become successful citizens in a rapidly changing global community.

    Our programs encourage the highest standard of achievement in every activity undertaken by our students. They focus on whole student development by embracing not only academic, sporting and artistic excellence, but also the building of self esteem, personal confidence, optimism for the future, and a strong sense of community responsibility.

    The friendly and supportive atmosphere at each campus is underpinned by a strong code of conduct, the wearing of school uniform, firm structures and clear expectations. In this positive environment students develop strong and constructive relationships with one another and with their teachers, as well as a sense of belonging to and being proud of their school.

    At Sunshine College both our teaching and support staff are totally committed to assisting every student to reach their potential and become well educated, responsible young adults, fully prepared for the world beyond school where they will undertake university and other tertiary studies, further training, and employment.

    We pride ourselves in Creating Futures for our students."
     All information obtained from http://www.sunshine.vic.edu.au

  • Sunshine College Junior - West Campus
  • "Sunshine College is proud of its reputation for producing fine young men and women, well prepared with the breadth of outlook and the essential learning skills they will need to become successful citizens in a rapidly changing global community.

    Our programs encourage the highest standard of achievement in every activity undertaken by our students. They focus on whole student development by embracing not only academic, sporting and artistic excellence, but also the building of self esteem, personal confidence, optimism for the future, and a strong sense of community responsibility.

    The friendly and supportive atmosphere at each campus is underpinned by a strong code of conduct, the wearing of school uniform, firm structures and clear expectations. In this positive environment students develop strong and constructive relationships with one another and with their teachers, as well as a sense of belonging to and being proud of their school.

    At Sunshine College both our teaching and support staff are totally committed to assisting every student to reach their potential and become well educated, responsible young adults, fully prepared for the world beyond school where they will undertake university and other tertiary studies, further training, and employment.

    We pride ourselves in Creating Futures for our students."
     All information obtained from http://www.sunshine.vic.edu.au

  • Sunshine College Senior Campus
  • "Sunshine College is proud of its reputation for producing fine young men and women, well prepared with the breadth of outlook and the essential learning skills they will need to become successful citizens in a rapidly changing global community.

    Our programs encourage the highest standard of achievement in every activity undertaken by our students. They focus on whole student development by embracing not only academic, sporting and artistic excellence, but also the building of self esteem, personal confidence, optimism for the future, and a strong sense of community responsibility.

    The friendly and supportive atmosphere at each campus is underpinned by a strong code of conduct, the wearing of school uniform, firm structures and clear expectations. In this positive environment students develop strong and constructive relationships with one another and with their teachers, as well as a sense of belonging to and being proud of their school.

    At Sunshine College both our teaching and support staff are totally committed to assisting every student to reach their potential and become well educated, responsible young adults, fully prepared for the world beyond school where they will undertake university and other tertiary studies, further training, and employment.

    We pride ourselves in Creating Futures for our students."
     All information obtained from http://www.sunshine.vic.edu.au

  • Sunshine Harvester Primary School
  • "Sunshine Harvester Primary School is a state of the art, 21st century learning hub. The school opened its doors for students at 9:00 am on the 9th September 2009 (09/09/2009), a lucky number in many cultures.

    We provide an outstanding learning environment for the residents of the Sunshine and Braybrook local areas, with many students coming from other neighbouring suburbs to attend.

    Sunshine Harvester Primary School has three set values that are reinforced throughout the school community:

    1. Respect: The way we speak to each other and the way we do things together shows that we are all important.
    2. Responsibility: The way we are trustworthy and reliable to complete a task and we take care of problems.
    3. Learning: The way we strive to learn something new every day, contribute to discussions and discover with our friends.

    At Sunshine Harvester Primary School we are committed to providing a stimulating and fun environment for every student to realise their full potential – academically, socially and physically. Our open plan flexible learning spaces provide an opportunity for your child to learn in a dedicated and caring environment. All of our teachers work together in teams to ensure that each child is equipped with the skills to reach their optimum in the future. Our Fitness First program is extremely successful; with students eager to attend school each day to participate. The program promotes the students understanding of healthy lifestyle choices and the importance of exercise. Our Kindergarten/Prep School Readiness program helps to give those children who are to attend our school next year the additional skills that assist them in being better prepared to begin to learn literacy and have successful oral language skills.

    Sunshine Harvester Primary School’s aim is to provide your child with the foundation of the most important skills needed in their future. Some of these include:

    • A lifelong attitude to learning
    • Effective oral and electronic communication skills
    • Thinking creatively
    • Fostering the ability to work independently and in teams
    • Developing tolerance and compassion towards all in our society
    • Making healthy choices for a healthy lifestyle
    • Being resilient to change

    The Primary years of your child’s learning are the most essential of their lives. This why I believe a school like Sunshine Harvester Primary is important to your child’s future.

    I invite you to contact our friendly staff to make an appointment to visit our school and to see our unique learning environment for yourself. I believe you will be impressed. Thank you for your interest in our school.

     

    Yours sincerely,

    Paul Griffin

    Principal"

    All information was obtained from www.sunshineharvesterps.vic.edu.au

  • Sunshine Heights Primary School
  • "Our school is situated in the inspiring inner Western Suburb of Sunshine. We currently have an enrolment of 326 fantastic students. We pride ourselves on the community feel that we have created thanks to the amazing support of our parents and families, and the dedication and passion demonstrated by our staff. Most importantly, we are extremely proud of how well our students work and play together in a safe and supportive environment.

    At Sunshine Heights Primary School, we are committed to developing students who are environmentally friendly and internationally minded citzens connected to the local and global community.  We want our students to be creative and inquistive learners with 21st century skills and high levels of acheivements.  Our decisions, actions and behaviours are on based on strong, positive and shared values. 

    The information that we gather about how well we are functioning as a school community indicates how positive and inspired our parents, students and staff feel about Sunshine Heights Primary School."

    All information was obtained from http://www.sunshineheightsps.vic.edu.au

  • Sunshine Hospital
  • Providing care and treatment for the sick and injuried

  • Sunshine Leisure Centre
  • Sunshine Leisure Centre provides the following services/programs;

    Leisure Centre
    Gymnasium
    Aquatic Centre
    Outdoor Pool and Splash Park

  • Sunshine North Primary School
  • "At Sunshine North Primary School, we continue to build a culture of students, teachers and parents “Learning and Growing Together”.
    We encourage and value parent and community involvement in our voluntary assistance roles including school council and associated sub-committees, classroom support, interschool sports, camps, excursions and working bees.
    Our school strives for excellence in all aspects of our children’s development. This is achieved through the quality of our curriculum, professionalism of our staff and the depth of our community involvement.
    Sunshine North is a school that is proud of its achievements and is committed to working with the local community so our students can function as responsible and effective members of society.
    We are committed to working for continual improvement in all that we do.
    As Principal, my door is always open to parents to discuss their child’s progress or anything else related to the school.
    If you would like to organise a visit to our school, please contact us on 9311-2400 or emailsunshine.north.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au "

    All information obtained from   http://www.sunshinenps.vic.edu.au

  • Sunshine Primary School
  • "Established in 1891, Sunshine Primary School is located on the Corner of Hampshire and Derby Road, Sunshine, in the City of Brimbank, west of Melbourne. Our community is diverse in its socio-economic and cultural backgrounds with a growing enrolment, predicted to be over 280 children in 2010."

    All information obtained from http://www.sunshineps.vic.edu.au

  • Sunshine Special Development School
  • "Sunshine SDS is committed to assisting our students to be the best they can be in all that they do. Students are at the centre of all learning and we strive to ensure that they have the best facilities, resources, teachers and education support staff to enable them to learn and grow into responsible and active citizens.

    The staff members of the school are committed, experienced and well qualified to ensure that each student’s learning program is tailored to the needs of the student. The Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed in partnership with parents/carers and provides the direction for the program offered and the platform to monitor the progress of the student against the learning goals established.

    The school is committed to ensuring that the students’ access programs that give them the best chance to learn engage and be active in their learning.

    The school is moving towards a one to one iPad program to enable students to have greater independence in their learning, increased ability to communicate with others and to engage in a classroom environment that can be tailored to their individual needs as a learner.

    We welcome parent involvement in our school to ensure that our students have access to all the supports they require in their learning."

    All information was obtained from http://www.ssds.vic.edu.au

     

  • Sunshine Youth Legal Centre
  • Sunshine Youth Legal Centre (SYLC) provides free legal information, advice and referrals for young people aged 12 - 25 who live in Melbourne's western suburbs.  We can assist with fines and infringements, criminal matters, Intervention Orders, motor vehicle accidents, debt, tenancy disputes, consumer matters, and police complaints.



  • Switchboard
  • Provides free telephone counselling, referral information services for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex communities.

  • Sydenham - Hillside Primary School
  • "Sydenham-Hillside Primary School promotes achievement, wellbeing and learning for life by working with children to:

    • Achieve success in all areas of the curriculum
    • Develop high self esteem, respecting themselves, others and the environment
    • Develop, select and use thinking skills as a tool for life
    • Promote flexibility, adaptability. resilience and tolerance in the changing world"

    All information obtained from http://www.sydenham.vic.edu.au

  • Sydenham Community Centre
  • Neighbourhood house and learning centre. Sydenham Community Centre also offers School holiday programs


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  • Taylors Lakes Primary School
  • "Taylors Lakes Primary School is a thriving school which has strong links to the local community. We have a school population of 640 students. We have 27 classes in 2013 comprising of all straight year level classes. At this stage, our class sizes vary from 21 students in the Prep area of our school to 28 students in the upper area of the school.

    Our school has a strong focus towards literacy and numeracy however we also strive to develop the whole child and we have innovative Music, Visual Arts and Physical Education programs which aim to challenge and stimulate. Our students have the opportunity to participate in our musical percussion ensmbles and perform at different events throughout our community and beyond. They are also encouraged to compete and represent our school in a wide variety of sports.

    Our school is extremely well resourced in ICT and all classrooms possess an Interactive Whiteboard. Each classroom has at least four computers in it as well as access to a trolley with 10 net books connected to it. In Semester Two 2011, our school’s new ICT lab was ready to use which has allowed our students to receive extra opportunities to access computers and technology.

    Our school has recently undergone a major redevelopment of our facilities which has provided our school with 6 new classrooms, a new ICT lab, a large extension to our school library, a large extension to our administration block and some additional meeting rooms. The building work was completed at the end of Semester One 2011 and has exposed our students to even greater facilities to assist their learning.

    At Taylors Lakes Primary School we strive to ensure that every student is feeling safe and engaged in their learning. We recognise that a student who does not feel connected to their school is unlikely to achieve all that they can. Our school has 6 key values which we expect all members of our school community to model at all times."

    All information was obatined from http://www.tlps.vic.edu.au

     

  • Taylors Lakes Secondary School
  • "Taylors Lakes Secondary College is located approximately 22 kilometres north west of the Melbourne CBD.  The school is a well established 7-12 College offering a broad range of curriculum options.  These options continue to expand with the introduction of the Advanced Learning Program (LEAP) and the Soccer Academy.  A diverse range of co-curricular programs across leadership, activities, sport and camps is available at all levels to a student population of just over 1400 students.  School uniform is compulsory.  Other sections of the website outline the academic, student wellbeing programs, student management and co-curricular programs in more detail.

    The school is well served with public transport routes from surrounding suburbs.  The 476 Hillside to Moonee Ponds buses along with the 421 St Albans – Watergardens buses stop at the front of the College.  Other bus routes and the Sunbury line train service connect at Watergardens rail station.  In addition, there are several special buses before and after school.

    At the College we have always maintained a strong belief in the importance of a strong professional development culture for staff to best ensure students have every opportunity to do their best at school.  Professional learning within the College is very focussed on the Strategic Plan as outlined.  Students h

    aving access to technology to enable access to one to one learning as required is so important.  We currently have a Netbook program for students at all year levels, where all students have their own Netbook.  We are in the early stages of transitioning to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme which at present is being trialled with some year 12 students.  Of course the major emphasis of these programs is not the device as such but rather the opportunities these devices open up to enhance student learning opportunities.

    Over the last few years we have rapidly developed our facilities, primarily through locally funded projects.  In 2013 this included the opening of the Instrumental Music and Dance building.  In

    recent years we have also extended office/counselling and administration facilities, constructed Futsal courts and completed significant landscaping projects.  These projects

    support our focus on ensuring that we provide as many facilities and opportunities for students in support of their learning as we can."

    All information was obtained from http://www.tlsc.vic.edu.au

  • The Oasis program
  • Works with students who are disengaged or who are at risk of disengaging from school.  Students need to be currently enrolled in a secondary school.

    Program goes for 1 x school term and then the student returns to their normal enrolled school.

  • The Salvation Army Clothes Store
  • Provides second hand clothing at a reduced price to assist people in need.

  • The Salvation Army Westcare- Transitional Supported Accomodation for Youth (TSAY)
  • (TSAY) Transitional Supported Accommodation for Youth work with young people aged 16-20 years who reside in the

    Brimbank/Melton area. We aim to support clients to access and sustain housing. We aim to improve a young persons capacity

    to live independently. We also provide support in counselling, advocacy, crisis resolution, life skills development, information,

    referral and assistance in accessing longer term housing.



  • The Youth Junction Inc.
  • The Youth Junction Inc. launched the Visy Cares Hub in 2006 in response to a growing need to consolidate youth services in the ever changing and complex youth demographic that makes up the Western Region of Melbourne. The Visy Cares Hub is a western regional integrated youth services centre for young people aged 12–25yrs.
    The Youth Junction Inc. also run two targeted justice programs: Youth, Community & Law Program (YCLP) and Crime, Choices & Consequences Program with P.A.R.T.Y Intervention.As the busiest independent not for profit co-located youth service in Melbourne’s Western Region, we know it is important for young people to be able to access services which comprehensively address their needs and improves their life choices.The Youth Junction Inc. has Intake, Access and Referral Youth Workers based at reception so that young people can simply drop-in and seek professional assistance with any service they require. Free computer access is also available for young people to drop-in and use the internet for job search or receive assistance to write resumes, or engage in social networking.
    Throughout 2009 The Youth Junction Inc. launched its campaign to address and reduce youth offending rates across the Western region. This has resulted in the creation to two targeted justice programs: Youth, Community & Law Program (YCLP) and Crime, Choices & Consequences Program with P.A.R.T.Y Intervention. YCLP works intensively with young offenders (18-25yrs) for a period of three months prior to sentence with the aim of reducing risk factors and causes of offending behaviour. CCCP provides young offenders (18-25yrs) with the opportunity, prior to being sentenced, to attend The Alfred Hospital and/or The Royal Melbourne Hospital where they meet patients, listen to talks from some of Melbourne's leading surgeons andemergency service personnel, and actively participate in the daily routines of a hospital environment. These programs include an intensive psycho-social assessment so that all needs of the young person can be addressed. Referral for these programscan only be from the Sunshine and Werribee Magistrates Court; however young people can undergo the initial screening interview which will determine if they are appropriate for the program, prior to their court appearance.


  • Tracy Employment
  • Job Services Australia Provider.

  • Tracy's Employment
  • Job Services Australia Provider.


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  • Uniting ReGen Youth Services
  • Together with our partners in the North & West Metro AOD Services consortium, Uniting ReGen provides a range of free alcohol and other drug treatment services for young people and their families in Brimbank. 

    Our Williams House residential withdrawal service (for people aged 12-21 years) is located in Coburg, but works with young people from all parts of Victoria. It is a four bedroom house with a ‘home like’ environment, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer intensive support and a safe place to assist you in the withdrawal process and help you prepare for making changes to your alcohol or other drug use.

  • University Park Primary School
  • "University Park Primary School is situated in the City of Brimbank, near Victoria University in St Albans. The school is located between an established residential area, and extensive new housing sites in the suburb of Cairnlea, 20 kilometres west of Melbourne. We provide a safe and supportive environment, and have done so since opening in 1972.

    As a small school, we pride ourselves on being a school of excellence, where students can achieve their full potential in literacy and numeracy development as well as across a broad range of key learning areas. There is a whole school approach to the teaching of literacy and numeracy, supporting students in need, whilst also providing additional opportunities for more able students. We ensure that our teacher practice reflects the current research in order to provide the best learning outcomes for our students."

    All information was obtained from  www.universityparkps.vic.edu.au


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  • VCAL Intermediate at VIC UNI
  • VCAL offers students a pathway into apprenticeships, traineeships or futher study, while developing their practical knowledge and employability skills.  Students learn literacy, numberacy and personal development skills, and engage in hands-on learning to prepare them for work in their chosen field.

    VET options: Hospitality /  Furniture making

    One year full-time
    Four days per week
    One day per week for VET subject

    VCAL Intermediate for early school leavers. Apply directly to VU - refer to website.

  • VCE Programs - VU
  • VCE programs.

  • VCE Revision Workshops - Brimbank Libraries
  • English revision workshops for VCE students. Specialised VCE tutor provided. Scope of sessions change throughout the year. VCE students. Gold coin donation. Booking required through St Albans Library

  • VET in Schools
  • Allows students in years 10, 11 & 12 to get a head start on their education & career path.

  • VICSEG- Family and young people
  • VICSEG provides a number of programs for migrant/refugee young people and their families including;

    Heading out together
    School Engagement
    Youth Justice Support Program
    School Based Apprenticeships
    Family support Programs

  • VICSEG- Training and courses
  • VICSEG provides arrange of courses and in school based programs to assist migrants/ refugees to obtain recognised qualifications in Australia to assist with future employment.

  • Victoria Legal Aid
  • Victoria Legal Aid

    About this service

    This office assists the vulnerable and disadvantaged in criminal, family law and Infringement matters.

    We provide a daily Duty Lawyer Service at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court, and at the Werribee Magistrates’ Court on Mondays and Wednesdays. We have a Duty Lawyer at Sunshine Children's Court every Thursday, and at Werribee Children's Court the second Friday of each month. We also provide a Duty Lawyer for Family Violence matters at Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and at Werribee Magistrates’ Court on Thursdays and Fridays.

    Clients can ring the office for an appointment, or phone VLA Legal Help on 1300 792 387 for advice.

    Children's Court matters are given priority. You can find legal information and information about our services at www.legalaid.vic.gov.au.

  • Victoria Police Youth Resource Officers-Sunshine
  • Youth Resource Officers & Community Liaisons

  • Victoria University
  • Provides arrange of courses  across a number of industries.

    Please refer to website for further information http://www.vu.edu.au

  • Victoria University Secondary College Junior Campus - Deer Park
  • "At VUSC students are encouraged to create their own future while accepting the responsibility to contribute to the global future. Our role as a school is to equip students to undertake this task and support them to succeed in achieving it. Students at VUSC are expected to aspire to achieve. We encourage students to set aspirational goals for themselves and to work hard to achieve those goals.

    We value our community – at school and more broadly. Students are expected to contribute to making the community better in whatever way they can. Many opportunities are provided by the school to enable students to do this. The college is intensely proud of  its’ Advancement Via Individual Determination specialist classes and school wide program, strong student leadership program, Sports Academy and passionate sporting teams,  vibrant Performing Arts and Music curriculum and vigorous debating program.

    Our college is organised into “Learning Villages”, where students and teachers work together in teams. Our villages ensure students are well supported, socially inclusive and academically challenging. Respect for self and others is highly prized at VUSC. Students are taught to behave with integrity so they respect themselves and offer respect to others.

    We invite you to join our community of learners at Victoria University Secondary College. We undertake to give our utmost to provide our students with the skills and knowledge they need to reach their goals. In return we expect students to work hard, to do their best, to give something back to the community and most of all to enjoy their educational experiences.

    Parents and prospective students are warmly invited to come and see the wonderful educational experiences we offer students in secondary schooling. If you would like a tour please ring the college and make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you at Victoria University Secondary College.

    Genevieve Simson College Principal"

    © Victoria University Secondary College: All information obtained from http://www.vusc.vic.edu.au

  • Victoria University Secondary College Senior Campus - St Albans
  • "At VUSC students are encouraged to create their own future while accepting the responsibility to contribute to the global future. Our role as a school is to equip students to undertake this task and support them to succeed in achieving it. Students at VUSC are expected to aspire to achieve. We encourage students to set aspirational goals for themselves and to work hard to achieve those goals.

    We value our community – at school and more broadly. Students are expected to contribute to making the community better in whatever way they can. Many opportunities are provided by the school to enable students to do this. The college is intensely proud of  its’ Advancement Via Individual Determination specialist classes and school wide program, strong student leadership program, Sports Academy and passionate sporting teams,  vibrant Performing Arts and Music curriculum and vigorous debating program.

    Our college is organised into “Learning Villages”, where students and teachers work together in teams. Our villages ensure students are well supported, socially inclusive and academically challenging. Respect for self and others is highly prized at VUSC. Students are taught to behave with integrity so they respect themselves and offer respect to others.

    We invite you to join our community of learners at Victoria University Secondary College. We undertake to give our utmost to provide our students with the skills and knowledge they need to reach their goals. In return we expect students to work hard, to do their best, to give something back to the community and most of all to enjoy their educational experiences.

    Parents and prospective students are warmly invited to come and see the wonderful educational experiences we offer students in secondary schooling. If you would like a tour please ring the college and make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you at Victoria University Secondary College.

    Genevieve Simson College Principal"
    © Victoria University Secondary College: All information obtained from http://www.vusc.vic.edu.au

  • Victorian Police GLLOS
  • Victoria Police has a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Liaison Officers (GLLOs) across the state. The GLLO mission is to contribute to the creation of mutual trust between police, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender and intersex persons so they have increasing confidence in police through the provision of fair and equitable policing service.

    Victoria Police currently has one full time GLLO, and over 100 portfolio GLLOs across the state. The GLLO's provide a contact point for LGBTI community members and provide advice, assistance and recommendations to Victoria Police on the policing needs of LGBTI people. GLLOs demonstrate support for the community through attendance at a range of events. GLLOs are available to attend and present to social and support groups on the role of GLLOs and how police and the LGBTI community can work together.

  • Vietnamese Welfare Service Resource Centre
  • The Vietnamese Welfare Resource Centre is based in the highrise housing estate at Flemington and has been responding to the settlement and support needs of the Vietnamese community in North and West Melbourne for over 18 years. Services offered by the VWRC include the provision of information and referrals, counselling and community groups for young people, families and the aged, and the fostering of community and cultural activities such as forums, classes, information sessions, training programs and festivals.

  • Voyage Alcohol & Other Drug Services
  • Voyage offers a free confidential counseling service for people whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug use.

    Voyage also provides specialist alcohol and other drug services in dual diagnosis and acquired brain Injury (ABI). A Koori Community Worker is also available.

    Provides community based treatment services to people over the age of 16 years whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drugs directly and their parents, partners and other family members.

    How Can a Voyage Counsellor Help?

    A Voyage counselor can help you if alcohol or other drugs are affecting you.

    Voyage can also help the people close to you such as partners and family members. Counselling and support is given to people individually or as a family. Voyage can refer you to other support services if you need them.

    This Information is directly from the Voyage web site www.isispc.com.au









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  • Wesley Mission- Footscray Outreach
  • Wesley Mission provides arrange of services to assist people services include:

    -Crisis and Homelessness including: Emergency and Crisis support, Tenancy support and Youth in Crisis
    -Employment services
    -Disability
    -Aged Care
    -Children, Youth and Family

    Please refer to website for further details  http://www.wesley.org.au

  • West CASA
  • West CASA is a counselling service that works with Victim/survivors of sexual assault.

  • West Sunshine Community Centre
  • Neighbourhood house and learning centre.Sunshine Community Centre also has a homework support group and the Access for all Abilities  Program

  • Western Futures - VU
  • Certificate I in Transition Education. Western Futures is a program for young people who have a range of special learning needs, it will increase work readiness, community awareness, independence and understanding and knowledge of employment options.

  • Western Health- Drug Health Services for Young people
  • Western Health deliver a range of services to young people including;
    Withdrawal support
    Counselling
    Family &
    Provide Alcohol and drug youth consultants

  • Western Reconnect
  • Western Reconnect is an early intervention service that aims to help young people who are homeless or at risk of leaving home. We are based in Braybrook and serve the local government areas of Maribyrnong, Brimbank and Moonee Valley. The aim of the service is to strengthen relationships between the young person 12-18 years and their family and to reconnect them with their community.

  • Western Region Centre Against Sexual Assault Inc.
  • WestCASA (Western Region Centre Against Sexual Assault Inc.) provides counselling for victims/survivors of sexual assault,

    their families, partners and friends. We work with people aged 12 years and over who live, work or study in the Western

    Region of Metropolitan Melbourne.




  • Western Region Health Service- No known as Co Health: Mental Health Recovery Sunshine
  • "Needs for mental health support vary from individual to individual and may be one-off, or ongoing. Some people experience mental illness only once and then fully recover, for others living with mental illness is part of everyday life.

    Living with mental illness affects how a person thinks, feels, behaves, and interacts. It also affects their ability to go about daily life and look after other health needs.

    Our range of mental health support services and programs have a strong recovery orientation. We support clients to live a meaningful life beyond the effects of having a mental illness or mental health issues.

    People with mental illness can access daily living support to enable them to live at home, and assistance and support with participating in the community.  These services provide the building blocks for people to make choices and set goals on how they want to live.

    We work hand-in-hand with people experiencing mental illness to encourage recovery and keep people out of hospital.

    Services include one-on-one support and practical assistance; opportunities to join and lead group activities; assistance with living needs; specialist programs for young people (aged 16-24 years); and for people with multiple and complex needs, we offer care coordination.

    We aim to increase social and life skills so people can live the life they want."

    All information obtained from http://www.wrhc.com.au/

  • Western Region Health Service-Now known as Co Health-Young People’s Residential Service – Rocket
  • "Rocket is a small residential program located in St. Albans that offers intensive and moderate individualised and group supports to young people for up to 12 months.

    The emphasis is on providing a safe recovery-focused environment for young people to work towards understanding and managing their mental health, connecting or reconnecting with family and community supports, working towards or securing employment/education opportunities and transitioning into independent living."

    All information was obtained from http://www.wrhc.com.au/services/healthy-mind/mental-health-services/residential-support/

  • Western Young People's Independent Network (WYPIN)
  • Western Young People's Independent Network (WYPIN); works with newly arrived and refugee backgrounds who want to make a difference aged between 12-25 years.

  • Westvale Community Centre
  • Neighbourhood House, Community & Learning Centre, Men’s Shed, & Community Garden.

  • WISE Employment
  • WISE Employment St.Albans is a not-for-profit Disability Employment Services (DES) provider. We help job seekers find meaningful work, and help employers find the right staff. Our St.Albans office is happy to hear from you and answer any queries you may have before registering with us. We have a friendly team and will help you find the right job for you or the right candidate for your company!

  • WISE Employment - St Albans
  • Cost free, specialist and personalised job search assistance. Job Services Australia & Disability Employment Services Provider.

  • Women's Clinic- Sunshine Hospital
  • Team will provide support to those women & families planning to have their baby at Sunshine Hospital and need extra assistance with the social, emotional or physical concerns.

  • Women's Health & Family Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Support for Women 17 years and older.   Providing a six week Residential Program for women who wish to make behavioural changes. They also provide a day program to address alcohol and drug issues.

    This program is delivered through Western Health.

  • Women's Health West
  • Women's Health West  works with Women and Children who have been effected by Family Violence.

    Services Include;

    Outreach
    Crisis Support
    Crisis Housing

  • WPC Group
  • Providing employment and training for apprentices and trainees.


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  • YMCA Camping Escapes
  • Provides supported camping experiences that are carefully planned to maximise fun and experience. All activities are accessible and inclusive so that everyone has the abililty to participate in their own way while learning and sharing the experience with others.

  • Young & Pregnant Parenting Program- Melbourne City Mission
  • Young & Pregnant Parenting Program including;

    Providing Case Management
    Playgroups
    Housing assistance
    Life skills work shops

  • Young Women's Health Program
  • Provides pregnancy care, postnatal support and outreach to pregnant young women 19 years of age and under

  • Young Workers Centre
  • Provides free, confidential legal advice on workplace issues to young people. We also run an education outreach program aimed at secondary students to prepare them to enter the workplace, as well as providing training opportunities for young people up to the age of 30.

  • Youth Central
  • The Victorian Government's website for young people aged 16-24. Provides life advice about jobs, study, housing, money, government programs and more. Life from every angle!

  • Youth Justice Court Advice Service (YJCAS) - DHS
  • Provides information about the youth justice service and community based options available to diverty children and young people from the criminal justice system.

  • Youth Law (Young People's Legal Right Centre)
  • Legal Service for young people under 25 years. Also provides legal info to adults (for e.g family members, youth workers, teachers etc). We are currently trialling providing legal advice via a number of Headspace centres , youth drug &alcohol services and the early intervention Youth Support Services in North-West region.

    Community education ( limited to groups of vulnerable young people )

    Training of workers about youth related law ( usually for fee)

    Legal education & training requests : email education@youthlaw.asn.au

    Policy & Advocacy program - 4 key campaigns on police interactions and powers, infringements, early intervention &

    prevention & justice reinvestment

    Volunteer Program - For later year uni students : see our website.

     

  • Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)
  • YSAS Sunshine has two programs. The Forensic Youth Outreach Team works with young people aged 12-21 years who are experiencing significant problems with their alcohol and/or drug use and who are linked in with the Justice System. The Emerging Communities Project works with African Born young people aged 12-25 who experience problematic substance use. Assistance is provided to both programs through:

    - drug and alcohol assessment
    - information and education on alcohol and other drugs
    - health promotion and harm reduction strategies
    - therapeutic case management, referrals and follow up to other support services



  • YouthNow
  • YouthNow offers holistic and innovative training and employment services to assist young people 15 to 29 years of age to build life skills to improve their learning and working lives.

     
    Programs/Services:

    Jobs Lab: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am in Sunshine.  
     
    Bize Centre: Work for the Dole program.  This program provides hands on learning in a real office environment.  Monday to Friday.  Must be referred by Job Active.   

    PassITon:
    For both young and older learners who would like to learn and share digital literacy skills.  BYO gadgets or technology.  Every Friday. 

    Inovation Lab: Investigate the current and future world of work and develop skills tosuceed through innovative projects suh as creating your own business.

    Transition to Work:
    Provides support to young people (15-21yrs) on their journey to employment.  The service provides intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work readiness of young people and help them into work (including apprenticeships) or education.
     
    For further information please phone 8311 5800 or go to: www.youthnow.org.au


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  • Zoe Belle Gender Collective
  • ZBGC is an online not-for-profit seeking to provide support, training & resources for the Victorian trans and gender diverse community. The ZBGC Youth Project works with LGBTI and mainstream health and human service providers to improve support to young trans and gender diverse Victorians by:

    • providing education and training on trans and gender diverse youth & inclusive practice;
    • providing consultation services regarding trans and gender diverse youth inclusive practice;
    • working with partner agencies to develop resources and training for health and human service workers;
    • working in and with trans and gender diverse communities; and
    • supporting the activities of trans and gender diverse youth groups and organisations.


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  • 2Cool4School Program
  • Provides outreach education to early school leaver and disengaged young people aged 15 and over. All students are allocated their own one on one coach who will deliver a Certificate I or II in General Education for Adults over 6 months. Sessions are conducted once a week per students in libraries, cafes or home. Both courses are fully funded by the Victorian Training Guarantee and students can commenced at any point in the year. All referrals and queries can be made to Andy Frew (Lead Coach) 0499 905 200 or andy@2cool4school.org.au


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