A-Z Services

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B

  • B.A.M (Body & Mind) (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides a self defence and emotional awareness program.

  • Baby Capsule Hire (City of Stonnington)
  • Provides baby capsule hire services through Maxam baby equipment hire services.

  • BayCISS
  • Provides information and referral for young people to relevant services and support.

  • Bayside Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (BAODS) (ISCHS)
  • Provides intake, assessment and referral to counselling, care and recovery coordination, non-residential withdrawal, residential withdrawal services, residential rehabilitation services.

  • Bayside Early Education Program (EEP)
  • Provides an education program for preschool children with a severe disability.

  • Bayside Playhouse & Occasional Care (Independent Committee Management)
  • Provides a safe, accessible and stimulating meeting environment for parents and carers with young children.

  • Bayside SDS Playgroup
  • Provides a playgroup service for families who have a child with additional needs.

  • Bayside Toy Library
  • Bayside Toy Library provides children aged 3 months to 10 years with access to over 3,000 toys, puzzles, games and other items to assist with childhood development and learning through play. Our collection includes toys that encourage imagination, physical development, logical thinking and co-ordination as well as specialist items for children with additional needs.

  • be Net wise (Berry Street)
  • Provides information on the internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies and how to use them safely.

  • Beaumaris Children's Playhouse (Independent Committee Management)
  • Provides a safe, accessible and stimulating meeting environment for parents and carers with young children.

  • Better Start Early Days
  • Provides a range of workshops for parents and carers of young children with a disability.  The workshops provides information about the Better Start funding and services and supports for their child.  They also provide an opportunity to meet other parents and carers.

  • Better Start Registration and Information Service (RIS)
  • Provides information about Better Start Registration and early intervention service options. Funding attached to the Better Start initiative can be used to pay for early intervention services provided by a range of early intervention professionals who are members of the Better Start Early Intervention Service Provider Panel.

  • Bicultural Support for State-Funded Kindergartens
  • Provides eligible four-year-old state-funded kindergartens with access to a bilingual worker for a period of time. Bilingual workers are able to support children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to settle and be included into kindergartens.

  • Black Rock Playhouse (Independent Committee Management)
  • Provides a safe, accessible and stimulating meeting environment for parents and carers with young children.

  • Bond Loan Scheme (DHHS)
  • Provides information about how to access an interest free loan for a private rental bond.

  • Breakfast Forums (City of Stonnington)
  • Provides information sessions for educators in early childhood education and care settings.

  • Breastfeeding Counsellors (ABA)
  • Provides information, support and assistance to increase skills and confidence in breastfeeding. This includes an email counselling service for Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) members where counsellors respond within 24 to 48 hours. Also provides breastfeeding education classes.

  • Breastfeeding Drop-In Centre
  • Provides a range of breastfeeding supports including a drop-in centre suitable for families (available Wednesdays from 10am-2pm), access to resources including breast pump hire, information and an extensive library. Also coordinates breastfeeding education classes for expectant parents.

  • Breastfeeding Helpline (ABA)
  • Provides telephone advice and support to breastfeeding parents, providing information and reassurance to overcome common hurdles when breastfeeding. Also offers email response service to Australian Breastfeeding Association members (annual fee payable for membership).

  • Breastfeeding Support Service (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides breastfeeding support for families. Support provided by Maternal and Child Health nurses with additional qualifications as Lactation Consultants.

  • Brighton South Playhouse (Independent Committee Management)
  • Provides a safe, accessible and stimulating meeting environment for parents and carers with young children.

  • Bunjilwarra Koori Youth Alcohol and Drug Healing Service
  • Provides a 12 bed alcohol and other drugs residential rehabilition and healing service for Aboriginal young people.

  • Bursting the Bubble (DVRCV)
  • Provides a website to help young people work out what's OK and what's not and what to do if someone in the family is hurting or abusing another member of the family.

  • Butterfly Online Education for Carers
  • Provides an interactive program for parents and carers of a loved one experiencing an eating disorder. The webinar series aims to improve understanding and provision of care and provide skills to support and encourage recovery.

  • Butterfly Online Support Groups
  • Provides online guidance, support and information for people with eating disorders and body image issues to connect in a recovery focussed environment. Separate groups for those suffering from an eating disorder, parents and adult carers and siblings and young carers.


C

  • Cabrini Hospital - Malvern
  • Hospital with an emergency department.
    24 hour service - 7 days a week.

  • Carer Advisory Line
  • Provides information, support and referral to assist people in caring roles.

  • Carers Counselling (Carers Victoria)
  • Provides confidential counselling sessions for people in a caring role. Counselling sessions can be offered to individuals, couples and groups.

  • Carers Education and Training (Carers Victoria)
  • Provides educational programs to help carers enhance their knowledge about how best to support their own health and wellbeing. Also provides e-learning opportunities.

  • Caring Mums (NCJWA)
  • Provides emotional support to women who may feel isolated, anxious or lack confidence in their parenting role.

  • Carnegie Lifestyle Options
  • Provides day services and individualised support for young people with a disability.

  • Caulfield Community Toy Library
  • Provides an extensive range of age-appropriate quality toys to member borrowers which help young children develop and learn through play. The Toy Library caters for children aged 6 months to early primary, and has family games as well. There are approximately 2,000 toys available in a range of toy categories. The types of toys available include sensory toys, active toys, cars, kitchens, work benches, construction toys (Lego & Duplo), musical instruments, sand toys, trikes, balance bikes, scooters, dolls & accessories, train sets, costumes, board games, videos, puzzles, baby toys and more.

  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)
  • Provides assessment of hearing process breakdowns.

  • Centre For Multicultural Youth
  • Provides information relevant to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds and to workers supporting young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

  • Centrelink (DHHS)
  • Provides information about services to help people manage their money and payments from Centrelink. Also provides access to advance payments for people receiving an eligible payment through Centrelink, rental assistance and financial information services. To find your nearest Centrelink office, click here.

  • Chelsea Lifestyle Options
  • Provides day services and individualised support for young people with a disability.

  • Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) (The Alfred)
  • Provides a range of direct mental health service to children and young people with mental health difficulties and their families. Services include (but not limited to) assessment, case management, family behaviour therapy and intervention and group interventions.

  • Child Car Seats (CREP)
  • Provides independent and consistent information on the levels of occupant protection from injury in a crash provided by child restraints and the ease with which they can be used correctly.

  • Child Counselling (FMC)
  • Provides child counselling and child inclusive mediation and specialised group services.

  • Child Development Services (CBCHS)
  • Provides speech pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology for children.

  • Child Health (ISCHS)
  • Provides support to assist children work towards developmental milestones.

  • Child Protection (DHHS)
  • Provides child-centred, family-focused services to protect children and young people from significant harm caused by abuse or neglect within the family. It also aims to make sure that children and young people receive services to deal with the affect of abuse and neglect on their wellbeing and development.

  • Child Protection Crisis Line
  • Emergency service for weekend and after-hours service for concerns about the immediate safety of a child or young person.

  • Child Restraints (RACV)
  • Provides information and advice about child restraints in cars, including the law and standards, types of child restraints and choosing a child restraint.

  • ChildFIRST (Anglicare)
  • Provides family information, referral and support to families, professionals and the general community.

  • Children's Assessment and Family Case Planning (Launch Housing)
  • Provides assessment, recommendations enhanced case management for eligible children and families.

  • Children's Contact Services & Parenting Orders Program (Family Life)
  • Provides children's contact services for seperated families including transfers of supervision of children from one parent to another in a safe environment.  The Parenting Orders program provides group support and counselling to assist in reducing the conflict experienced by eligible separated families.

  • Chill IT (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides a social recreation program for young people to meet new people and be active and creative with youth worker support.

  • Community Bubs (Family Life)
  • Provides intensive support for families who have an infant.

  • Community Health Nursing (BBCHS)
  • Provides assessment, education and support for young people regarding sexuality and reproduction.

  • Community Health Nursing (CCHS)
  • Provides a nursing service to both primary and secondary educational settings. Available services include
    - support and advocacy for students and their families
    - pregnancy testing and options counselling
    - health education on a range of topics including puberty, pregnancy, contraception, STIs and relationships.

  • Community VCAL (SKYS)
  • Provides Foundation, Intermediate and Senior VCAL through an alternative pathway option to mainstream. Offers flexible and relevant learning options for young people who struggle to stay engaged in school.

  • Compass Guide (MOIRA)
  • Provides an online and booklet guide to services for people with disabilities and their families living in the Inner Southern Metropolitan Region of Victoria.

  • Complex Care (Jewish Care)
  • Provides social work support for people who have more than one issue or with a range of complex needs. This service is also referred to as 'Service Coordination' with access based on complexity or multiplicity of need.

  • CONNECTEDSPACE
  • Provides information and advice about youth issues via an interactive website.

  • Continence Support Service (MOIRA)
  • Provides continence assessment, individualised management plans and provision of continence products.

  • Continuing Care Team (headspace)
  • Provides engagement and management services for young people at high risk of developing psychosis or experiencing an early episode of psychosis.

  • Counselling (City of Kingston)
  • Provides generalist counselling to young people and their families. Counselling can take place at youth services, schools or other settings.

  • Counselling (Jewish Care)
  • Provides short to medium term counselling for members of the Jewish Community. Through 'Integrated Family Services', Jewish Care is also a provider agency for ChildFIRST.

  • Counselling and Support (Road Trauma Support Services)
  • Provides counselling and support to people affected by a road incident or trauma.

  • Counselling Online (Confidential Counselling & Referral Line) (Turning Point)
  • Provides online text-based counselling to support, promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and people affected by alcohol and other drug-related issues.

  • Counselling Services (CBCHS)
  • Provides a range of generalist counselling.

  • Counselling Services (headspace)
  • Provides counselling and support through therapeutic interventions including family, work and brief interventions.

  • Creating Capable Communities (Family Life)
  • Provides programs and supports to strengthen a family's connection to their community.

  • Creating Connections - Education, Employment and Training Links
  • Provides case management supports to young people through a re-engagement program designed to help break down barriers to education, employment and training. The program links with vocational training opportunities and looking at a path to future employment.

  • Crisis Accommodation and Transitional Housing (MOIRA)
  • Provides support to youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • Crisis Assessment Treatment Service (CAT) (Monash Medical Centre)
  • Provides urgent community based asessment and short term treatment intervention to people who experience a mental health crisis.

  • Crisis Assessment Treatment Service (CAT) (The Alfred Hospital)
  • Provides urgent community based assessment and short term treatment intervention to people who experience a mental health crisis.

  • Crisis Contact Centre (The Salvation Army)
  • Provides support and information response, with appropriate referrals to local services for individuals and families who find themselves in difficult situations associated with housing, family violence, substance abuse and mental health issues.  There are also a range of co-located support services to assist people with long term housing, income support through Centrelink and legal advice.

  • Crisis Referral Information Service (CRIS)
  • Provides information on a large number of Victorian community-based support services and organisiations with a focus on welfare assistance, advice, referral and support.

  • Crisis Supported Accomodation (Launch Housing - Hanover and Homeground merger)
  • Provides support to families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.


D

  • Dads' Playgroup (City of Kingston)
  • Provides a faciliated playgroup with a focus on father-child interactions.

  • Dental Emergency (DHSV)
  • Provides emergency dental care to the public.

  • Dental Service (BBCH)
  • Provides general and emergency dental services, including preventative and denture services.

  • Developmental Assessment and Management Program (DAMP) (The Alfred)
  • Provides assessment and case management services to children presenting with complex developmental difficulties in more than one developmental area generally impacting their social-emotional development, relationships, behaviour and learning. Typically children may present a diagnostic dilemma for other services or may have occuring complexities that requires more specialised support.

  • Diabetes Education (CBCHS)
  • Provides people with and at risk of diabetes (and their families and carers) the information, knowledge, skills, motivation and confidence to manage their condition and make decisions about their care and treatment.

  • Dietetics (BBCH)
  • Provides nutrition assessment and management for infants and children.

  • Dietetics (CCHS)
  • Provides nutrition assessment and management for infants, children and young people.

  • Dietetics Service (CBCHS)
  • Provides nutritional education and support for the management of various chronic conditions and is involved in health promotion activities in the community, in particular kindergartens, schools and a variety of groups around healthy eating.

  • Directline
  • Provides counselling, information and referral for alcohol and other drug related issues through an anonymous and confidential telephone service. For younger people refer to YoDAA (Youth Drug & Alcohol Advice).

  • Doctors - General Practice (headspace)
  • Provides general practice services to young people.

  • Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) Website
  • Provides a list of region specific domestic violence services on the one website.

  • Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) (Turning Point)
  • Provides a specialist drug and alcohol prescribing telephone consultancy service for health and welfare professionals.


E

  • Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) Central Intake (DET)
  • Provides a range of support for families with children who have a disability or developmental delay prior to school entry.

  • Early Days Workshops (Amaze)
  • Provides a range of workshops for parents and carers of young children who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or who are currently undergoing a diagnosis.

  • Early Education Programs (EEP) for Hearing Impaired Children
  • Provides early childhood intervention services to promote the communication, language, speech and social skills of children who are deaf. It combines parent support, parent education, specialist knowledge, assessment and educational intervention, with ongoing evaluation, to increase the capacity of parents and other professionals to facilitate improved outcomes for deaf children.

  • Early Start Kindergarten
  • Provides free or low cost kindergarten to eligible children.

  • Eating Disorder Helpline
  • Provides information, guidance and support to anyone whose life is affected by an eating disorder, body image issues or disordered eating.

  • Eating Disorders Family and Friends Support Group
  • Provides family members, partners and friends concerned about a someone with an eating disorder (18+) a chance to come together in a confidential and supportive environment. Being among a group of people who can relate to your situation can ease the stress and isolation of supporting someone with an eating disorder. It can be a good way to care for yourself and ensure you are looking after your own mental health. Cost: $3 per person Bookings: SMS 0481 071 211 OR call the Helpline 1300 550 236

  • EEP (Education Engagement Partnership) (City of Stonnington)
  • Provides support to education and support services regarding retention of young people in education and work.

  • eheadspace
  • Provides a confidential space for young people or their family to chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

  • Elwood Toy Library
  • Provides a toy lending service which assists families and carers by making available toys to assist with childhood development. The service has a wide selection of toys including indoor and outdoor toys such as toys, puzzles and games. This service is a not-for-profit member-run toy library. Toys can be borrowed for up to three weeks at a time.

  • Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Service (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides in addition to the Universal Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service, mainly through a home visiting model. This enhanced MCH service offers additional support for vulnerable families who present with a range of risk factors. The service focuses on families with children under 12 months, but may also include families with children over 12 months while they are linked with other services for longer term intervention and support.

  • Expression Fashion Gala (City of Stonnington)
  • Provides young people with an opportunity to organise and partipate in professional fashion parades. The event also celebrates positive body image by celebrating the diversity of body, shapes and culture.

  • Extended Families Australia
  • Provides support to families with children and young people with a disability. Through the gift of friendship, our mission is to provide companionship, flexible support and practical assistance in their day-to-day lives. Our programs aim to improve the lives of participants and works to improve independence, social participation, health and wellbeing. We offer a range of programs that are available throughout Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula and include volunteer match program, after school programs, skill development activities, family events, parent support groups and family camps to name a few.


F

  • Family and Carers Services (MIND)
  • Provides individual support for carers of an individual with mental health issues.

  • Family and Children Services Networks (City of Kingston)
  • Provides opportunities to strengthen relationship between services that work with children and families. Two meetings are facilitated in the southern and northern areas of the catchment.

  • Family and Parent Education Calender (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides an opportunity for parents, carers and grandparents to gain strategies and information about supporting their child's development, health and wellbeing.

  • Family and Relationship Services (Family Life)
  • Provides relationship counselling for individuals, couples and children at all stages of the relationship cycle. Counselling can assist with life transitions, self-esteem, grief and loss, pre and post separation, parenting skills, communication, dealing with conflict and stress management.

  • Family Drug Help (SHARC)
  • Provides face-to-face family counselling and family support groups. This service also provides a volunteer program, Action for Recovery course, Family Drug Help Support Groups and Family Counselling for family members who are impacted by loved-one's AOD use.

  • Family Drug Helpline (SHARC)
  • Provides a telephone support service designed to address information needs of parents, other family members and significant others of someone with problematic or other drug use. People with personal experience of the effects of alcohol and other drug use within their families or friendship groups are involved at all levels of the service.

  • Family Reconciliation Mediation Program (FRMP)
  • Provides brokerage funding for young people to support (but not limited to) family or individual counselling, mediation, relationships, returning home and sector building activities including training.

  • Family Support Service (ATA)
  • Provides assistance to families in crisis and ensure the safety, stability and development of vulnerable children and young people and their families.

  • Family Support Services (City of Kingston)
  • Provides a support service for families who have children and who are experiencing some difficulties in their life.

  • Family Violence Counselling (SECASA)
  • Provides counselling and advocacy to adults, children and young people who have experienced family violence and who are living in or have left abusive relationships.

  • Family Violence Group Support (The Salvation Army)
  • Provides a number of different groups for children and women who have experienced family violence.

  • Family Violence Outreach Program (The Salvation Army)
  • Provides case management and outreach support assisting with issues relating to family violence including safety planning, legal support, court support, housing  and relocation, information and referral.

  • Family Violence Private Rental Access Program (The Salvation Army)
  • Provides support to women seeking alternative accomodation in the private sector as a result of family violence. This service can support women in applying for private rentals, applying for office of housing bond loans and has limited brokerage to provide some financial assistamce with rent.

  • Family Violence Services (Family Life)
  • Provides family violence counselling for women and children.

  • Family Violence Services (ISCHS)
  • Provides a range of services including the Men's Behaviour Change Program, Partner Contact, Family and Children's Counselling and court directed services.

  • Feeling Safe Together (SECASA)
  • Provides one day interactive workshops in primary schools for 20-30 students. The program draws upon locally and internationally recognised safety and preventative strategies, with an emphasis upon building communication, confidence and awareness of issues surrounding sexual abuse.

  • Financial Literacy (No Interest Loans Scheme) (Family Life)
  • Provides a financial literacy programs including planning and budgeting workshops and no interest loans to assist young people.

  • Financial Services (Jewish Care)
  • Provides financial education programs including Saver Plus Financial Aid (Emergency, Crisis Intervention Assistance), financial counselling and Jump Start Interest Free Loans.

  • Fire
  • Emergency Response
    24 hour service - 7 days a week

  • First Step Program
  • Provides support and treatment to help people overcome drug and alcohol addiction, any associated mental health and/or social issues.

  • Flexible Support Package Programs
  • Provides brokerage to support eligible families to meet their goals through targeted short term supports.  Refer to Department of Education website for additional information.

  • FMC Mediation and Counselling Victoria
  • Provides family counselling, mediation for families with adolescents, parenting education (group and individual sessions). Also provides relationship counselling and marriage education.

  • Food in the First 12 Months - Maternal and Child Health Talks (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides an information session about food in the first 12 months. The talk is presented by a Maternal and Child Health nurse and dietician through a partnership with Bentleigh-Bayside and Caulfield Community Health Services.

  • Four Year Old Kindergarten Central Enrolment (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides central enrolment for 4 year old community based kindergartens.

  • FReeZA (City of Kingston)
  • Provides a service for young people interested in planning, organising and running drug, alcohol and smoke free music events in the City of Kingston. The committee can gain experience in event management, advertising and promotios, risk management and many aspects of local music industry.

  • Frontyard
  • Provides an initial needs assessment to support the journey to access the right services. Also provides care coordination and recreation programs.


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H

  • Hampton Children's Playhouse (Independent Committee Management)
  • Provides safe, accessible and stimulating meeting environments for parents and carers with young children.

  • Hearing Health in Babies, Children and Young Adults
  • Provides hearing assessments and fitting of hearing devices.

  • HEAT (Hospitality, Employment And Training) (SKYS)
  • Provides young people with opportunity to gain qualifications in hospitality through a practical youth re-engagement program. The program assists young people in developing self-esteem, gaining accredited training qualifications, and work experience.

  • Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package (DSS)
  • Provides support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and carers. The package covers a range of initatives and services, including funding for therapies.

  • Helping Children with Autism - Autism Advisory Service (Amaze)
  • The Autism Advisory Service is responsible for administering the funding for the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package to eligible families. The advisors process HCWA applications based on DSS guidelines and provide assistance in accessing suitable services to use the funding as well as provide a support line.

  • Holmesglen Vocational College
  • Provides Intermediate and Senior VCAL pathways which include Apprenticeships and further study. The course offers practical, career focussed and leadership opportunities. Also provides supported accomodation on request through the Youth Foyer initiative.

  • Homeless Law (Justice Connect)
  • Provides a specialist legal service for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Also provides an opportunity to work closely with lawyers to provide people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with legal information, advice and representation.

  • Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Services (HOPS)
  • Provides mental health outreach for people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness and have serious mental health illness. It also connects with and supports people who are using the partnership agency services (Hanover Southbank, Sacred Heart Mission, The Alfred Hospital).

  • Homeless Youth and Social Work (BBCHS)
  • Provides counselling and casework support for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

  • Homies (St Luke's)
  • Provides free homework help for primary school students living in South and Port Melbourne

  • Housing (Port Phillip Housing Association)
  • Provides affordable housing for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • Housing and Homelessness Support (Launch Housing - Hanover and Homeground merger)
  • Provides support to young people and families who are homeless and at risk of homelessness.

  • Housing Support (Jewish Care)
  • Provides social and affordable housing to the Jewish community. The Housing Support program provides support to connect people who are homeless to emergency and public housing systems, and information regarding home-share and private rental options.

  • How is Dad Going?
  • Provides a website and telephone helpline to provide advice and support to help dads look after themselves and those around them. Website has information, stories and videos about parenting, becoming a parent and perinatal depression and anxiety.


I

  • Immunisation
  • Provides 7 immunisation sessions each month at 6 different venues across the municipality. Remember to bring your child's health record book to all sessions. To be eligible for these free childhood vaccinations, the criteria for the use of free government supplied vaccines must be met.

  • Immunisation (City of Kingston)
  • Provides immunisations through the National Immunisation Program. The service focuses on young children and delivers the school immunisation program in local schools. Parent immunisations can also be provided.

  • Immunisation (City of Stonnington)
  • Provides immunisation for children in line with the Victorian immunisation schedule to protect individuals and others in the community.  Appointment only sessions and open sessions are provided. Immunisation sessions arranged to provide required vaccinations for students at secondary schools in the council area.

  • Immunisation Service (Royal Children's Hospital)
  • Provides advice and follow-up of immunisation issues as well as scheduled vaccinations. RCH website has resources for parents and providers and links to Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre http://www.mvec.vic.edu.au/ (For all travel vaccinations, please go to the Travel Clinic website (http://www.rch.org.au/genmed/clinical_resources/RCH_Travel_Clinic/).

  • Immunisation Sessions (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides community sessions for immunisation at locations across the Glen Eira City Council municipality.

  • Individual Support (Jewish Care)
  • Provides flexible, culturally sensitive options for people with a disability to meet their needs and achieve their goals. Also provides support to individuals through one to one support and service coordination, brokerage and case management.

  • Infant Team (The Alfred)
  • Provides a range of wellbeing services for infants and their parents and carers. See eligibility criteria for commonly seen presentations.

  • Initial Assessment and Planning (IAP) (Launch Housing - Hanover and Homeground merger)
  • Provides the local entry point where people experiencing housing crisis or at risk of homelessness can be assisted with housing and support services. The service maintains a prioritisation list where people can be matched to available housing and support.

  • Ink About It Creative Writing Competition (City of Kingston)
  • Provides opportunities for young people to showcase their talents and express themselves through the creation of short stories, poems or song lyrics.

  • Inner Eastern Local Learning and Employment Network (IELLEN)
  • Promotes and develops partnerships/links between and among education providers (schools; Learn Locals), community organisations, and employers, with a view to improving school retention rates, better transitions from primary to secondary school, pathways from education to further training or employment. Has an interest and focus on "at risk" student cohorts. Also delivers a Structured Workplace Training (SWL) Program, to facilitate students doing SWL/ industry placements. The IELLEN also leads partnerships to support young people who are disengaged.

  • Inner Middle Crisis Advocacy Response Service (The Salvation Army, SECASA, Safe Steps)
  • Provides 24 hour response service, providing once off in-person support for women and children in crisis. Support can be provided in hospitals, police stations, emergency accommodation and/or any other safe location.

  • Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (ISCHS)
  • Provides specialist nurse services for young people that are homeless or facing homelessness, including health, sexual and reproductive health, drug or alcohol issues and mental health matters.

  • Interchange Host Program (MOIRA)
  • Provides children with disabilities an opportunity to share social, recreational and community experiences with a volunteer Host family or individual. The child is matched with a screened volunteer Host based on the needs and requirements of the child, their family and the Host family. Provides families with respite opportunities whilst the child with a disability is being supported.

  • inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
  • Provides assistance and information for women and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) who are victims/survivors of domestic violence.


J

  • Jumpstart (SKYS)
  • Provides a re-engagement program to get young people back into education and employment. Assists people gain valuable life, work and personal skills.


K

  • KIDS Crew (Kids Inclusive Disability Support)
  • Provides a holiday program for children of all abilities which is equipped to handle the special needs.

  • Kids Helpline
  • Provides a phone, web or email counselling service for young people.

  • KidsMatter
  • Provides a national initiative focusing on children's mental health and well-being in early childhood education and care services, primary schools and secondary schools.

  • Kindergarten - Find a Service
  • Provides a range of learning experiences and activities that are both stimulating and fun which helps children learn skills they will build on throughout their life.  The mychild website and the Department of Education and Training (DET) website provide a list of kindergarten services.  Australia has recently developed a National Quality Framework (NQF) for children’s education and care including kindergarten services.  There is a national register which rates services against 7 national quality areas which may help to choose the right service for children.  This information can be found at ACECQA - National Registers.

  • Kindergarten Central Enrolment (City of Kingston)
  • Provides central enrolments for participating community operated 4 year old kindergartens in the City of Kingston.

  • Kindergarten Inclusion Support Packages (KIS)
  • Provides inclusion support to eligible children with disabilities or developmental delay to support their participation in funded kindergarten programs (see National Quality and Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework). Also, provides secondary consultation support to educators and staff, soecialist training and minor building modifications to eligible services.  Refer to Department of Education and Training website or contact Yooralla for more details.

  • Kingston Breastfeeding and Support Service
  • Provides information and support to families who are experiencing feeding difficulties or concerns by a Lactation Consultant. Telephone to arrange support, home visit or attend drop in centre - options with support tailored to suit individual family needs and follow-up as required.

  • Kingston Toy Library
  • Provides affordable access to a wide range of toys, games, puzzles and play equipment to assist in the development of pre-school children. Members can choose from more than 1,500 toys.

  • Kingston Youth Services Supplement (KYSS) Magazine
  • Provides opportunities for young people to write, edit and design a youth magazine to be printed and distributed in the Kingston area.

  • Kingston's Intergenerational Project (City of Kingston)
  • Provides an opportunity for people across Kingston to come together to share their stories.

  • Koorie Engagement Support Officers (KESOs) (DET)
  • KESOs support the positive engagement of Koorie children, young people and families with early childhood providers and schools in order to close the education achievement gap between indigenous and non-indigenous students.  They work in conjunction with school leaders, teachers and support staff to build positive relationships with students and families in order to enable Koorie students to successfully complete Year 12 or its equivalent.  They assist schools to become welcoming and culturally inclusive environments, and support children and families where the child is at risk of not completing school.


L

  • L2P Driver Mentor Program (MCM)
  • Provides support to reach the 120 logbook hours required prior to licence testing by connecting young people without a significant adult to a mentor.

  • L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program (SEACC)
  • Provides the opportunity for young people under the age of 21 who face significant barriers, to successfully obtain their licence with the supervision of a fully licensed driver.

  • LawMail (LawStuff) (National Children's and Youth Law Centre)
  • Lawstuff provides legal information to children and young people in Australia. Also provides children and young people with free and confidential legal help, advice and referral via email by sending a Lawmail from the Lawstuff website.

  • Legal Referral Service
  • Provides referral to solicitors to help discuss the nature of the legal issue, discuss the available options and request an estimate of costs to proceed with the matter.

  • Library (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides access to a diverse range of social, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as providing partnerships with the community.

  • Library (City of Kingston)
  • Provides access to a diverse range of social, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as providing partnerships with the community.

  • Library (City of Port Phillip)
  • Provides access to a diverse range of social, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as providing partnerships with the community.

  • Library (City of Stonnington)
  • Provides access to a diverse range of social, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as providing partnerships with the community.

  • Life and Living Skills (MOIRA)
  • Provides sustainable and independent life and living skills for young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • Lifeline
  • Provides telephone access to crisis supports, suicide prevention and mental health support.

  • Lil' Flicks Short Film Competition (City of Kingston)
  • Provides opportunities for young people to showcase their talents and express themselves through the creation of short film.


M

  • Making Choices (Family Life)
  • Provides support and education for women who are or have experienced family violence.

  • Malvern East Lifestyle Options
  • Provides day services and individualised support for young people with a disability.

  • Mamas (City of Stonnington)
  • Provides a parent support program to assist parents who are experiencing difficult times with their baby. The program helps parents with coping strategies, play activities and taking care of themselves.

  • Maternal and Child Health Line
  • Provides parents with telephone information, support and guidance regarding child health, nutrition, breast feeding, maternal and family health and parenting.

  • Maternal and Child Health Service (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides a service for families with children. It offers support and advice on family health and wellbeing, child development and parenting. Maternal and Child Health nurses can link families with further support when needed. Families who require additional support should discuss with their nurse.

  • Maternal and Child Health Service (City of Kingston)
  • Provides a service for families with children. It offers support and advice on family health and wellbeing, child development and parenting. Maternal and Child Health nurses can link families with further support when needed.

  • Maternal and Child Health Service (City of Port Phillip)
  • Provides support to families in the areas of parenting, health and development, promotion of health, wellbeing and safety, social supports, referrals and linking with local communities. The Maternal and Child Health Service offers 10 'Key Ages and Stages' consultations. At each of these consultations parents are given the opportunity to discuss concerns, talk about parenting experiences and optimise their child's growth and development.

  • Maternal and Child Health Service (City of Stonnington)
  • Provides physical and developmental assessments of children's health and wellbeing. It also provides information, guidance and support on a range of parenting issues including breastfeeding and general parenting.

  • Medical Services (CBCHS)
  • Provides GP medical bulk billing services.

  • Melbourne Gateway Reconnect
  • Provides support in securing housing, work, education and training opportunities.

  • Melbourne Street to Home (Homeground, RDNS and The Salvation Army)
  • Provides coordinated housing, support services and health intervention for the most vulnerable people who are sleeping rough.

  • Melbourne Youth Support Services (MYSS)
  • Provides information and access to crisis accommodation. Provides referral to other services including alcohol and other drugs, mental health and family supports.

  • Men's Behavioural Change Program (Family Life)
  • Provides men with an opportunity to learn and use alternatives to behaving in an abusive or violent manner. Men may be provided with individual counselling assistance prior to and after the group MATES program.

  • Men's Case Mangement (ISCHS)
  • Provides case management for men who are asked to leave home due to family violence.

  • Men's Referral Service
  • Provides telephone counselling, information and referrals to men to help them take action to stop using violence and controlling behaviour.

  • MensLine Australia
  • Provides telephone and online support and information for men on a range of issues including family and relationship issues, separation and divorce, parenting and family violence.

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Provides an online resource to find mental health and wellbeing information, support and services.

  • Mental Health Case Management (ISCHS)
  • Provides mental health case management and support for people with ongoing psychiatric disability resulting in permanent impairment.

  • Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS) Intake Assessment (Neami)
  • Provides an initial assessment to determine eligibility for mental health community support services, as well as priority of need.

  • Mental Health Promotion and Training (The Alfred)
  • Provides information and training to education service providers and community members including Youth Mental First Aid Training.

  • Mental Illness Fellowship Helpline
  • Provides phone and web information and support about mental health including support and referral advice.

  • Metro Access (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides disability awareness and inclusion training, including advocacy. Produces Mobility Maps and Accessible Events Checklist, and Community Building Program which supports communities to improve inclusion and support for people with a disability through planning, capacity and access to information. Also provides disability awareness in schools (primary) program.

  • Middle Park Toy Library
  • Provides a toy lending service which assists families by making available toys to assist with childhood development. The service has a wide selection of toys including indoor and outdoor toys.

  • Middle Years Support Program (City of Port Phillip)
  • Provides early intervention for young people 8-11 and their families that live, work or play in the City of Port Phillip. Provides general information, referral, advocacy and assessment.

  • Mill St Vacation Care (MOIRA)
  • Provides a range of recreation programs tailored to meet the individual needs of children including children with a disability.

  • Mobile Activity Centre
  • Provides mobile leisure, recreation, supportive health and welfare service to high-rise estates within the City of Port Phillip and surrounding areas.

  • Monash Hospital (Monash Medical Centre)
  • Public Hospital with an emergency department.
    24 hour service - 7 days a week.

  • Monash Immunisation (Monash Medical Centre)
  • Provides immunisations in line with the current Immunisation Schedule for both inpatients and also at Immunisation outpatient clinic.

  • Monash SDS Early Education Program (EEP)
  • Provides an early education program for preschool children with special needs.

  • Money Smart for under 25 (ASIC)
  • Provides tips, tools and phone apps to help people budget and manage their money. This includes useful tools and calculators like TrackMySPEND, TrackMyGOALS and TrackMyGOALS.

  • Money Smart Teaching (ASIC)
  • Provides comprehensive strategies and resources to develop financial literacy capabilities in young people. 

  • Moongala Women's Community House
  • Provides a range of activities including training, self help and support groups, social and general interest activities.

  • Moorabbin Area Toy Library
  • Provides a toy lending service which can assist wtih the ever-changing play needs of babies and young children.  This service has a wide selection of toys including indoor and outdoor toys.

  • My Time (PRC, Playgroup Vic)
  • Provides local support for parents and carers of children with a disability or chronic medical condition. MyTime groups meet with a facilitator, allowing parents and caregivers to socialise and find out about local community support and research based parenting information while their children are supervised by play helpers. My Time and Playgroup Victoria provide lists of My Time groups on their websites.

  • MyChild www.mychild.gov.au – Find local Child Care services
  • Provides an online portal for Australian child care information.   On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area. In many cases, you will also be able to find the services' vacancy and fee information.  This site also has information and links to other useful websites about children's health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services.




N

  • National Disability Coordination Officer Programme (Skills Plus)
  • Provides assistance to address barriers to participation for people with a disability in education and employment opportunities by improving coordination and collaboration amongst service providers.

  • National ED HOPE line (Butterfly)
  • Provides support service by phone, email and web counselling as well as a range of online resources including providing information and guidance on treatment options and referral pathways for people with eating disorders.

  • National Health Service Directory (NHSD)
  • Provides health professionals and consumers access to online information about health services.

  • National Relay Service (NRS)
  • Provides a phone and online solution for people who are deaf, hearing or speech impaired to communicate to other people.

    The National Relay Service (NRS) is an Australian government initiative that enables people who are deaf, or who have a hearing or speech impairment, to make phone calls using a wide range of telecommunications devices. Visit www.relayservice.gov.au for comprehensive information.

  • Navigator
  • Proivides support required for a successful return to education for disengaged young people.  The State Government has funded 8 Navigator Pilots across Victoria. Mission Australia is the Navigator provider for the Bayside Peninsula area. Navigator will seek out disengaged young people and actively work with them and their support networks.

  • Neuropsychiatric Clinic (The Alfred)
  • Provides assessment services for children and young people who in addition to emotional/behaviour difficulties, have or are suspected to have a medical or neurological condition which affects brain function in addition to emotional/behaviour difficulties. It also considers assessment of children with complex sensory needs.

  • No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) (Good Shepherd Microfinance and Financial Counselling Australia)
  • Provides no insterest loans for low income households and Pension/Health Care cardholders to be able to purchase essential goods or necessities like refrigerators, washing machines, tv's, computers, beds and matteresses, health needs and aids, limited repair work and/ or course fees.

  • Nurse-On-Call
  • Provides a phone service for immediate, expert health advice from a registered nurse.


O

  • Occupational Therapist Paediatric (BBCH)
  • Provides therapy to children experiencing difficulties with motor skills and learning delays.

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) (CCHS)
  • Provides OT assessment and treatment for children and young people with difficulties in everyday skills to assist the move towards independence.

  • Occupational Therapy Association (OTA)
  • Provides information about the role of an OT and provides a directory to find an OT in the local area (including private services).

  • Oral Health Program (ISCH)
  • Provides a range of general dental care and emergency pain relief.

  • Oral Health Service (CBCHS)
  • Provides a range of dental services including general and emergency services.

  • Outreach Counselling (Launch Housing - Hanover and Homeground merger)
  • Provides outreach psychological counselling to children and parents who have an experience of familiy violence and/or homelessness.

  • Outreach Support (Jewish Care)
  • Provides services and activities in the home, supporting people with disabilities to live independently and in the community. People supported through the program are not living within funded shared accommodation services. This may include shopping, budgeting or learning a new skill to enable people to continue living independently and to easily participate within their community.

  • Oxford Houses
  • Provides people seeking recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs with an opportunity to establish a life free of addiction problems. With a focus on a secure, supportive and affordable home environment, residents can build the foundations of lasting recovery.


P


Q

  • QLife
  • Provides phone and web based support and counselling to all members of the LGBTI communities.

  • Queer in Kingston (City of Kingston)
  • Provides social support for young people who identify as GLBTIQ or questioning their sexuality and/or gender.


R

  • Rainbow Network (GLHV)
  • Provides capacity building for people working with young people who are same sex attracted, intersex, transgender and gender diverse.
    Training and professional development, resources, secondary consultation and networking.

  • RCH Community Information (formerly Safety Centre)
  • The Royal Children's Hospital Community Information team (formerly Safety Centre) provides information on safety promotion and injury prevention. Utilising clinical knowledge from hospital staff, experience and up-to-date data, the Community Information team educates the community on ways to prevent unintentional injury, covering topics such as: car and road safety, poisoning prevention, burns and scalds prevention, falls prevention, water safety, outdoor safety, choking prevention and home safety. The service provides information and advice, sale of safety products and collaborative health promotion initiatives. A directory of organisations that provide information on injury prevention and safety promotion is also available on the website.

  • Readz (City of Kingston)
  • Provides opportunities for young people to come together to participate in various activities and connect with their local library.

  • Recovery Support Service (SHARC)
  • Provides recovery orientated supported accomodation and day programs for young people with severe addiction related problems. Also provides help to young people to stabilise and initiate long term recovery by focusing on life skills and personal development activities. It also provides an opportunity for young people to develop peer-based social networks. 

  • Recreation Program (MOIRA)
  • Provides a range of recreation programs including vacation care, camps, weekend activities and school holiday programs for children with a disability.

  • RESPECT (1 800 RESPECT)
  • Provides telephone and online, crisis and trauma counselling to people who have been or who are affected by sexual assault, domestic or family violence.

  • Respite for Adults Living with a Disability (Jewish Care)
  • Provides day and overnight respite at Jewish Care's Adult Respite Centre, providing essential 'time out' for families and unpaid carers. The centre offers housing, individualised support and community engagement and the opportunity to develop skills, build confidence and trial a more independent living setting.

  • Respite for Children Living with a Disability (Jewish Care)
  • Provides both day and sleepover respite with social interaction, recreational opportunities and leisure time activities.

  • Respite South website (The Alfred)
  • Provides up to date disability related information. Navigating the disability service system can be overwhelming. Respite South website is a useful starting point - it puts a lot of disability related information in one place. Subscribe to the newsletter at: www.respitesouth.org.au Respite South is part of the Respite Victoria network of websites developed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Ripponlea Kindergarten
  • We are a community run kindergarten offering a 3 year old program, and two 4 year old programs, one of which includes a weekly bush kinder session. Within a nurturing and play based environment our teachers foster and encourage children’s sense of Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication.

  • RISE (City of Kingston)
  • Provides opportunities to build social and emotional skills to manage life's challenges better. The service is for young people wanting to learn assertiveness mindfulness and relationship skills.

  • Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH)
  • Public Hospital with an emergency department.
    24 hour service - 7 days a week.

  • Royal Women's Hospital (RWH)
  • Public Hospital with an emergency department for women of all ages and newborn babies.
    24 hour service - 7 days a week.


S

  • Safe Sleeping Education Programs
  • Provides information about how to sleep your baby safely to reduce the risk of SIDS or fatal sleeping accidents for babies and toddlers. It also includes information on Tummy Time, Safe Wrapping, Making up Babies Cot and Cot-to-Bed Safety.

  • Safe Steps (Previously Womens Domestic Violence Services - WDVCS)
  • Provides support and information for women experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex partner, another family member or someone else they are close to.  Provides emergency accomodation, a 24 hour crisis line, outreach services, advocacy, referral and information and support services to enable women and children to become - and stay - free from violence.

  • Salvation Army Vic Property Trust
  • Provides a 24 hour state wide cluster model youth refuge and youth and family outreach programs in St Kilda. Working intensively with young people to address issues that contribute to their unique experience of crisis & homelessness, with a particular focus on assisting young people and young families to: • develop life and living skills to prepare for independence • address issues in relation to health, AOD & mental health • promote opportunities to overcome exclusion and isolation • explore education pathways and participation • work towards long term sustainable housing

  • Same-Sex Attracted Support Group (Family Planning Victoria)
  • Provides support and the opportunity to meet other young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or just not sure.

  • Sandringham Hospital
  • Public Hospital with an emergency department.
    24 hour service - 7 days a week.

  • SANE Helpline
  • Provides information about symptoms and treatments related to mental illness; where to go for support and help for carers.

  • School Holiday Program (PCYC)
  • Provides a school holiday program in the July and January school holidays for young people aged 12 - 18

  • School Holiday Program (SKYS & Melbourne City Mission)
  • Provides recreation for young people during school holidays - includes planned activities and excursions. Assessment for specific activities may be required, with support offered on an individual basis.

  • Secondary School - Find a Service
  • Provides a list of secondary schools. The Victorian Government Schools Performance Summary provides an overview of how schools are performing are available on the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) website.

  • Secondary School Nursing Program
  • Provides support and appropriate referrals to promote better health for young people.

  • Self Help Registration and On-line Support (DHHS)
  • Provides face to face support for Self-Service registration to allow access for Centrelink and Medicare services through the myGov website. Assistance given to download apps and guidance on using the myGov site.

  • Sessional Kindergarten
  • Provides both 3/4 and a 4/5 year old funded sessional kindergarten programs. During these sessions our qualified staff, in conjunction with some specialist providers, use movement, drama, sport and art experiences to further encourage your child's development.

  • Settlement Support - Oakleigh Office (New Hope Foundation)
  • Provides settlement services to newly arrived refugees and migrants - including information, advice, advocacy and referral and a range of community programmes.

  • Settlement Support - Prahran Office (New Hope Foundation)
  • Provides settlement services to newly arrived refugees and migrants - including information, advice, advocacy and referral and range of community programmes.

  • Settling In - Maternal and Child Health Talks (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides an information session focusing on the first few months with your baby. Topics include understanding your baby; sleep; crying; feeding patterns; and settling strategies. Everyone in the family is welcome to attend. Book online or contact MCH Administration

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (CBCHS)
  • Provides preventative health screening, including pap smears, breast and menopausal health issues; whilst also offering advice about sexual and reproductive health issues including contraceptive, pregnancy testing and counselling and screening for sexually transmitted infections.

  • Sexual Assault Counselling (SECASA)
  • Provides counselling for victims and survivors of sexual assault. The centre works with non-offending family members, partners and caregivers.

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line (SACL)
  • Provides after hours confidential telephone crisis counselling service for victims / survivors of both past and recent sexual assault.  Ths service providers support and information to non-offending families and friends.

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Response (SECASA)
  • Provides sexual assault and family violence crisis response to children, adults and non offending family members.

  • Sexual Assault Reporting Anonymously (SARA)
  • Provides a website allowing anyone to report a sexual assault anonymously to the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA). Information can include when and where the incident took place and a description of the offender. A summary of anonymous data will be sent regularly to the police to enable them to better identify trends and target problem areas.

  • Sibling Support (SHARC)
  • Provides an online resource for siblings of young people who have issues with alcohol and other drug use. Also provides a range of mental health and wellbeing online resources.

  • Sibling Support Program (MOIRA)
  • Provides a sibling support program for brothers and sisters of a child wtih a disability including social activity groups and camps with a focus on having fun, making connections, resilience and capacity building.

  • SIDS and Kids Bereavement Support Services
  • Provides assistance to families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, during birth, pregnancy or infancy, regardless of the cause. Services include counselling, support groups, peer support, workshops and a range of bereavement literature for parents, siblings, grandparents and extended family and friends.

  • Skinner's Adventure Playground (City of Port Phillip)
  • Provides recreation, support and leadership opportunities.

  • SKYS Housing - Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP)
  • Provides case management support for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with a view to find long term housing solutions.

  • SKYS Out Loud
  • Provides an activity based program to engage young people who identify as SSA&SGD (same sex attracted and sex gender diverse). The program is funded by City of Port Phillip.

  • Smiling Mind Meditation Program
  • Provides a web-based meditation program for young people.

  • Social Worker (DHHS)
  • Provides social support for individuals and families, including accommodation advice, and links families in with local welfare and resources.

  • Soundslike Productions FReeZA Committee
  • The Soundslike Productions crew is made up of young people who are passionate about planning and producing positive all ages music, artistic & cultural events for young people. FReeZA is an innovative by youth for youth approach to youth development that gives young people the chance to enjoy live band gigs, dance parties and other cultural, recreational and artistic events in supervised and safe venues.

  • South Eastern Multiple Birth Association (SEMBA)
  • Provides a support group for multiple birth families, run by parents of multiples.  Also provides playgroups (refer to playgroups).

  • South Melbourne Toy Library
  • Provides a toy lending service which assists families by making available toys to assist with childhood development. The service has a wide selection of toys including indoor and outdoor toys.

  • Southern Autistic School Early Education Program (EEP)
  • Provides an education program for preschool children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • SouthPort Community Legal Service
  • Provides legal advice and assistance for a range of personal (not business or commercial) legal issues including family matters, wills, debts, fines, crime.

  • Special Development Schools - Find a Service
  • There are many schools for children with a disability. Some schools cater for one particular disability, while others specialise in different types of disabilities.  The Department of Education website lists special schools.  While these special schools can vary in the range and level of disabilities they can cater for, all have a common focus to provide appropriate and individual education. For more information on additional programs and services available for children with a disability, please visit the Department of Education and Training Students with Disabilities website.

  • Specialist Homelessness Service (South Port Community Housing)
  • Provides support and information to young people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

  • Speech Pathology (BBCH)
  • Provides individual speech and language assessment and group programs for children, including school readiness and swallowing.

  • Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)
  • Provides information about speech pathoogy and the support they offer.  Also provides a directory to find a speech pathologist in the local area (including private services).

  • Speech Therapy (CCHS)
  • Provides speech pathology assessment and programs for children.

  • St Kilda Adventure Playground (City of Port Phillip)
  • Provides recreation, support, leadership opportunities.

  • St. Kilda Legal Service
  • Provides free legal advice particularly drug and alcohol problems, family law and family violence, criminal and police, infringements, debts, victims of crime, intervention orders, neighbourhood disputes. Also provides family violence law advice (Wednesday) and a duty lawyer at Moorabbin Justice Centre (Mondays and Fridays). A drug and alcohol outreach lawyer is also available.

  • State-Wide Equipment Program (SWEP)
  • Provides people who have a permanent or long-term disability wtih subsidised aids, equipment, oxygen and continence and vehicle and home modifications to enhance their independence and support community participation. SWEP is a suite of programs funded by the Department of Health & Human Services and administered by Ballarat Health Services. SWEP incorporates the following programs: Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP); Top-Up-Fund for Children (TFC); Supported Accomodation Equipment Assistance Scheme (SAEAS); Domiciliary Oxygen Program (DOP); Continence Aids (CA) and Vehicle Modifcation Scheme (VMSS). SWEP is also a service provider to the National Disability Insurance Agency.

  • Stonnington Toy Library
  • Provides a loan service on a wide range of toys, puzzles and games.

  • Student Leadership Program (City of Port Phillip)
  • Provides an annual leadership development and practical skills program for both primary and secondary students in the City of Port Phillip.

  • Suicide Call Back Service
  • Provides immediate telephone counselling and support in a crisis. This is especially suited to people who are isolated.

  • Suicide Prevention Australia
  • Provides support for communities and organisations throughout Australia, and promotes collaboration and partnerships in suicide and self harm prevention, intervention and postvention.

  • SuicideLine
  • Provides a telephone counselling service offering professional support to people at risk of suicide, people concerned about someone else's risk of suicide, and people bereaved by suicide.

  • Support After Suicide
  • Provides support to individuals, families and children who are bereaved by suicide. This service offers counselling, group support and an online community resource website.

  • Supported Playgroup (Playgroup Victoria)
  • Provides valuable opportunities for children to learn and develop through play. Supported playgroups target children and families who might otherwise miss out. They also aim to build parents' capacity to support their child’s health, development, learning and wellbeing and increase the families’ participation and linkages with other early years services and supports.  Playgroup Victoria has a list of supported playgroups on their website.

  • Supported Playgroups (City of Kingston)
  • Provides a range of playgroups supported and facilitated by qualified staff.

  • Supported Playgroups (ISCHS)
  • Provides an opportunity to learn about play activities and child development with other parents and their children.

  • Switchboard
  • Provides a telephone counselling, referral and information service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities and their supporters.


T

  • TaskForce Community Agency
  • Provides support to young people living with alcohol and/ or other drug issues. Also provides education for services who work with young people living with alcohol and other drugs issues and /or mental health issues.

  • Telephone Advice Line (Mental Health Legal Centre)
  • Provides a confidential legal service to anyone who has experienced mental illness where their legal problem relates to their mental illness.

  • Tenancy and Property Service (Launch Housing - Hanover and Homeground merger)
  • Provides support to assist people to move from homelessness into long-term housing by managing the tenancies of transitional and medium-term accommodation properties for tenants who receive ongoing support. The properties provide a housing alternative to people who may otherwise sleep rough or be forced to use unsuitable temporary accommodation options.

  • The Alfred Hospital
  • Public Hospital with an emergency department.
    24 hour service - 7 days a week.

  • The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence
  • Provides anonymous and confidential referral and support in relation to family violence and sexual assault through a telephone support line and website and a range of resources. Service provision is not limited to the Jewish community.

  • Therapy Services within Catholic Schools (SCOPE)
  • Provides therapeutic support to students with physical disabilities within Catholic Education.

  • TherapyConnect
  • Provides an online resource that explains the various Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) therapies available for children.

  • Through the Maze (ACD)
  • Provides a range of educational resources including "Through the Maze", a comprehensive guide to navigate services in the disability sector and the quarterly "Noticeboard" magazine.

  • Time For A Break (MOIRA)
  • Provides information about respite care and recreation services for people with disabilities and their families in the South Division areas of Bayside Peninsula and Southern Melbourne. The resource is provided as a hard copy or can be downloaded on the MOIRA website.

  • Toy Libraries Australia (Toy Libraries Australia)
  • Provides toy lending services to encourage child's play, learning and exploration. Services have a wide selection of toys including indoor and outdoor play.  Toy Libaries Australia has a list of toy libraries on their website.

  • Training and Professional Development (ACD)
  • Provides in-service training and professional development for people working with children with a disability and their families.

  • Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)
  • Provides phone, online and onsite interpreters for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.


V

  • VCAL (PCLC)
  • Provides an opportunity to gain a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) equivilent to year 11 and 12.

  • VCAL Online (SKYS)
  • Provides an online platform which gives access to learning outside the classroom and a flexible approach to completing studies. Young people can complete their senior and intermediate Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).

  • Victims of Crime Helpline
  • Provides information, support and referral to victims of crime as well as their families.

  • Victorian Multicultural Commission Community Directory
  • Provides an online guide to local multicultural community associations and organisations in Victoria.

  • Victorian Poisons Information Centre
  • Provides advice about what to do if a person has been poisoned, has overdosed, has made a mistake with medicines or has been bitten/stung by a snake, spider, bee, wasp etc.  This includes telephone assessment, advice on first aid, with or without referral to a doctor or hospital.

  • Victorian Skills Gateway (DET)
  • Provides information about Victorian vocational education and training opportunities.

  • Visiting Primary School Nurse Program
  • Provides a health assessment and information and advice about healthy behaviours. It also links children and families to community-based health and wellbeing services.


W

  • Waiora Community Mental Health Services (The Alfred)
  • Provides support for people with serious mental illness and complex needs.

  • Weekly Rendezvous (City of Kingston)
  • Provides a safe and supportive space for young people with limitied social skills to build positive relationships and social connections.

  • Windana Youth Community House
  • Provides a residential detox program with structured recreational, educational and therapeutic activities. The program also provides support to individuals and families to help find solutions to alcohol and other drug use.

  • Witness the Fitness
  • Provides free personal or group fitness training, education and support for young people.

  • Women with Disabilities Victoria
  • Provides advocacy for women with disabilities. Current priorities include preventing and responding to violence against women with disabilities, accessible and inclusive health systems and a gendered approach to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


Y

  • Yarrabah Early Education Program (EEP)
  • Provides education programs for preschool children with moderate to severe disabilities.

  • YELLA (PCLC)
  • Provides a community education model where students are assisted to develop an education and training pathway plan suited to their individual needs and aspirations

  • YMCA - Escapes
  • Provides safe, inclusive and supported camping experiences for people with disability. This may also include support to people with needs in their holiday program.

  • YoDAA Line (Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice)
  • Provides telephone access to youth drug and alcohol information and support advice for young people and those concerned.

  • Young and Pregnant Parenting Program (YAPP)
  • Provides pregnancy and parenting support for young mothers.

  • Young Carers Program (Alfred Health Carers Services)
  • Provides respite support to young people who are carers at risk of disengaging from school.

  • Young Local Leaders (City of Stonnington)
  • Provides young people with a chance to develop and utilise leadership skills and make positive lasting contributions to the community.

  • Young Parents (SKYS)
  • Provides a learning environment for young parents and their children. It offers Foundation, Intermediate and Senior VCAL certificates delivered in a child-friendly environment. Students are able to get linked in with health care professionals, gain small group support from other young parents and bring their children to school while they learn.

  • Young People's Health Service (YPHS) (RCH)
  • Provides a range of primary health care services for young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Nurses provide education, intervention and treatment for issues including sexual health, alcohol and other drug issues, and immunisation.

  • Young Women's Program (City of Stonnington)
  • Provides an opportunity for young women to meet new people and to explore topics such as: communication, relationships, health, wellbeing, life and living skills and in a safe and secure environment.

    The program runs fortnightly on a Tuesday at The Hub, Horrace Petty Estate.

  • Youth Advisory Committee (City of Port Phillip)
  • The Youth Committee meets regularly to advocate and advise on issues of improvement to young people.

  • Youth and Family Counselling (BBCH)
  • Provides counselling, parenting support and mediation between family members for parents and their children.

  • Youth Beyondblue
  • Provides telephone and email support on issues including depression and anxiety.

  • Youth Consultative Committee (YCC) (City of Kingston)
  • The Youth Counsultative Committee (YCC) represents the interests of young people in the City of Kingston.  Members discuss issues important to young people and inform Council of their thoughts, ideas and views.

  • Youth Counselling (BBCH)
  • Provides counselling for youth who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • Youth Education (SkillsPlus)
  • Provides VCAL Education for students who are no longer attending school.  Provides support with life, social and work skills while studying year 10, 11 or 12.

  • Youth Events (including FReeZA) (City of Port Phillip)
  • Provides events and participation opportunities for young people.

  • Youth Leadership Team (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides social and leadership opportunities for young people to plan and organise youth events.

  • Youth Mentoring (Berry Street)
  • Provides mentoring programs for young people in need of support to develop the skills and confidence to achieve their goals.

  • Youth Outreach Team (YOT) (The Alfred)
  • Provides outreach to highly vulnerable young people who are at risk of not receiving treatment due to mental health engagement and treatment issues.

  • Youth Resource Officers (Victoria Police)
  • Provides support for youth who are at risk of engaging in criminal behaviour or who are recidivist (repeat) offenders.

  • Youth Support (City of Kingston)
  • Provides individual support to young people.

  • Youth Support (City of Port Phillip)
  • Provides Youth Support for young people aged 12 to 25 living, working or studying in the City of Port Phillip. Our Youth Support Worker can assist you with things like education and training, wellbeing and health, navigating legal issues, family stuff. They can also provide general information about what supports and services are available.

  • Youth Worker Support (City of Glen Eira)
  • Provides information and support to young people on a variety issues.

  • Youthlaw Legal Clinic
  • Provides legal information and advice to young people by email, drop-in or Skype. Also provides free and confidential legal information about the rights of young people to youth workers, teachers or other professionals working with young people and family and friends of young people by telephone and email. May be able to provide legal representation to young people who meet casework criteria.

  • Yumi Supported Playgroup (Moongala)
  • Provides a supported playgroup environment for mothers experiencing anxiety or depression.  The playgroup provides an opportunity to meet other mothers and create a supportive environment.


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