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Youth Outreach Program

South Eastern region

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The Youth Outreach Program (YOP) supports young people aged 12 to 25 years old who are residing in the Cardinia Shire and displaying or experiencing risk taking or challenging behaviours. Young people can be living in their family home or living independently.

The program is a flexible and responsive service that offers outreach support for young people and their families. It provides:

  • information
  • support
  • advocacy
  • referrals to other community services, including health and education.


The program aims to:

  • keep young people connected to their families
  • strengthen young people's community connectedness with school, sport, arts, employment and other activities
  • work in creative ways to encourage young people to reach their full potential and achieve their goals
  • support young people and their families to identify their strengths and come up with their own solutions.

Who we support

We support young people aged 12 to 25 years old who are:

  • residing in or linked to the Cardinia Shire
  • wanting assistance in achieving their goals
  • experiencing family conflict
  • presenting with multiple and or complex needs
  • not accessing other primary case management services
  • needing support to access support services.

How to make a referral

We accept referrals from the local community, school, other organisations and self-referrals from families.

If you would like to discuss a referral please contact the Youth Outreach Coordinator at

Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs (South Eastern region)

Call: 03 9239 1400