CLD SPECIFIC SERVICES FOR YOUTH IN THE WESTERN REGION OF METRO

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					                     SERVICES FOR CALD* YOUTH IN THE WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION OF MELBOURNE
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
This guide is a mapping of services for *Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Young People in the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. This Guide was
put together by the Western Refugee Pathways Group – a network established in response to issues arising in servicing the needs of refugee/migrant young
people in the education and/or training system in the Western Region. For more info: Sandra Di Giantomasso Ph: 9680 8238

TABLE OF CONTENTS
EDUCATION PROVIDERS ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1
EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING – CALD SPECIFIC ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
CALD YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES & PROGRAMS ...................................................................................................................................................................... 5
YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES (continued) ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
ASYLUM SEEKER SUPPORT ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
STATEWIDE SERVICES .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDING YOUTH ....................................................................................................................................................................... 9
SUPPORTED YOUTH ACCOMMODATION SERVICES ................................................................................................................................................................. 10
NETWORKS ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRES/SETTLEMENT SERVICES ...................................................................................................................................................... 11
CENTRELINK MULTICULTURAL SERVICE OFFICERS ................................................................................................................................................................ 11
REFUGEE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT ...................................................................................................................................................................... 11
HOMEWORK SUPPORT/TUTORING PROGRAMS – BRIMBANK ................................................................................................................................................. 12
HOMEWORK SUPPORT/ TUTORING PROGRAMS – HOBSONS BAY ........................................................................................................................................ 12
HOMEWORK SUPPORT/ TUTORING PROGRAMS – MARIBYRNONG ....................................................................................................................................... 13
HOMEWORK SUPPORT/ TUTORING PROGRAMS- MELBOURNE .............................................................................................................................................. 14
HOMEWORK SUPPORT – MOONEE VALLEY ............................................................................................................................................................................... 15
RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET ............................................................................................................................................................................. 16
ASSISTANCE WITH SCHOOL COSTS............................................................................................................................................................................................ 17

                                                                                                EDUCATION PROVIDERS
WESTERN ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL
Newly arrived students from language backgrounds other than English, are able to access free intensive English as a Second Language (ESL)
tuition through the Vic state government’s New Arrivals Program. The Western English Language School caters for both primary & secondary
aged students. Most students stay for two terms (six months). Other students who come from a disrupted educational background may stay up to
one year in special circumstances. Extra support includes: Multicultural Education Aides, Transition Coordinators. WELS is also able to provide
Professional Development to schools in the WMR re: backgrounds of the latest new arrivals including cultural and educational information as well
as strategies for the classroom.

CAMPUS                                         DESCRIPTION                                     PHONE                                          ADDRESS
Tottenham                                      Administration & P-10                           9311 9325                                      46 South Road
                                               Principal: Yolette DeZilwa                                                                     Braybrook
                                                                                                                                              (with other outreach locations)

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION & TRAINING – LOTE, ESL, MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION & LMERC
Programs include:
New Arrivals Program
ESL Support in Schools
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
Languages and Multicultural Education Resources Centre (LMERC) - a specialist support centre for schools
For more information: http://www.sofweb.vic.edu.au/lem/index.htm

AMES/DEBNEY PARK SC – SPECIALISED 3 YR VCE
  Course based at Debney Park SC: Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington
  Partnership between AMES and Debney Park SC
  Targeting post-language school students and post 510 hours AMES youth students
  For newly arrived young people between 16-21 years of age
  Bridging program with further pathways into VU TAFE Migrant Access/VCAL
Contact: Heather Weaver AMES 9926 4717

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY – TAFE DIVISION
Courses include:
Certificate & advanced English Language courses for Youth, Computers, Further Academic Study
Youth ESL Program
Based on Certificate l & ll ESL Access
Caters for young people between 16-24 years of age
Language proficiency ASLPR 0+ - 1+ (beginners to advanced)
Healthy Living & Recreation activities, Computer Resource Centre, Welfare Support
Contact:       Youth Transitions
Manager:                       Michelle O’Brien           9919 8755
Administration:                Faye Hadden                9919 8573
Course Coordinator:            Peter Newnham:             9919 7005
Welfare Support Worker:        Kelley Doyle:              9919 7039

Adult Migrant Education Program (AMEP)
Located at: Footscray & Sunshine Campuses
Contact: Dhammika Fernando Ph: 9919 7244

ESL Further Study program
Prepares students to do further studies. Prepares for pathways into mainstream TAFE and higher education
ESL Vocational programs
Prepares students for employment and is vocational specific.
ESL Access programs
Prepares students to be proficient in spoken and written English

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VICTORIA UNIVERSITY – HIGHER EDUCATION DIVISION
Community Partnerships Officer
Works to develop partnerships between VU and CLD communities
Elleni Bereded       Ph: 9919 4948

ADULT MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION SERVICE (AMES)
AMES provides English language services to newly arrived migrants over 18 years old.
Programs include:
   Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
           - migrants entitled to 510 hours free English tuition
           - extra 100 hours preparatory support for refugees
   community English classes
   English language and literacy teaching combined with vocational training.
   Youth Programs available at Footscray and St Albans campuses including ESL/numeracy/science modules.
Services include:
   Vocational Counselling
   Youth Pathways Program
   Computer Assisted Learning Lab
CENTRE                       ADDRESS                                        PHONE
Footscray AMES               289 Barkly St Footscray 3011                   9687 3494
St Albans AMES               16 Victoria Sq St Albans                       9366 0433

NMIT PROVISION – ADULT MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM (AMEP)
  Migrants entitled to 510 hours free English tuition
Located at: Wingate Avenue Community Centre: Ascot Vale: Ph: 9376 5244

ADULT & COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Provide Short ESL Courses for all levels within community centres & neighbourhood houses. Funding provided by Adult & Community Education.
CENTRE                                                PHONE            CENTRE                                      PHONE
Albanvale Community Centre                            9366 4573        Kensington Community Centre                 9376 1633
Angliss Neighbourhood House                           9689 5677        Maribyrnong Community Centre                9318 6655
Blackwood Street Neighbourhood House                  9315 1887        North & West Melb Neighbourhood Centre      9328 1126
Braybrook Community Centre                            9364 9815        St Albans Community Youth Club              9366 4302
Community West                                        9363 1811        West Footscray Neighbourhood House          9687 3345
Duke Street Community House                           9311 9973        Westvale Community Centre                   9367 1811
Flemington Reading & Writing Program                  9376 1281        Wingate Avenue Community Centre             9376 5244
Flemington/North Melbourne Community Centre           8325 1800        Yarraville Community Centre                 9687 1560
Hunt Club Community Centre                            9363 3877
For a comprehensive list of neighbourhood houses and community centres please visit:
http://www.networkwest.net/directory.htm
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                                        EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING – CALD SPECIFIC
 ORGANISATION NAME            PROGRAM NAME              CONTACT         ELIGIBILITY                  PROGRAM DESCRIPTION                        FUNDING
                                                                                                                                                 SOURCE
Centre for Multicultural    JPET- Refugee             Alex Prado      Newly              Provides a comprehensive support service for          DEWR
Youth Issues                Alternative Pathways      9367 6044       arrived/refugees   refugee youth in transition from school to work, or
                                                      0400 502 998    15-21 years old    disengaged from education, training & employment
Djerriwarrh                 JPET St Albans            Maureen Walsh   15-21 years old    Education & Training program for young people         DEWR
                                                      9310 7428                          homeless, at risk of homelessness, refugees, wards
                                                                                         of the state or ex-offenders
Djerriwarrh                 JPET Melton               Ian Gartland    15-21 years old    Education & Training program for young people         DEWR
                                                      9743 7100                          homeless, at risk of homelessness, refugees, wards
                                                                                         of the state or ex-offenders
Melb Citymission            JPET - Footscray          Colleen         15-21 years old    Education & Training program for young people         DEWR
                                                      Cartwright                         homeless, at risk of homelessness, refugees, wards
                                                      9680 8235                          of the state or ex-offenders
Melb Citymission            JPET - Werribee           Jacqui Henry    15-21 years old    Education & Training program for young people         DEWR
                                                      9742 8139                          homeless, at risk of homelessness, refugees, wards
                                                                                         of the state or ex-offenders
Melb Citymission            JPET –                    Simon LePage    15-21 years old    Education & Training program for young people         DEWR
                            Frontyard/City            9611 2440                          homeless, at risk of homelessness, refugees, wards
                                                                                         of the state or ex-offenders
Mission Australia           JPET - Sunshine           Tina            15-21 years old    Education & Training program for young people         DEWR
                                                      Angelevska                         homeless, at risk of homelessness, refugees, wards
                                                       9310 2354                         of the state or ex-offenders
Victorian Foundation for    School                    Jane Grant                         Rainbow Program: A preventative school-based
Survivors of Torture        Support Programs          9388 0022                          group program for children & families from refugee
                                                                                         backgrounds
                                                                                         Kaleidoscope: 6 week structured group program
                                                                                         for refugee yp.
YWCA                        JPET                      9326 9622       15-21 years old    Education & Training program for young women          DEWR
                                                                      young women        homeless, at risk of homelessness, refugees, wards
                                                                                         of the state or ex-offenders




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                                                 CALD YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES & PROGRAMS
    ORGANISATION             PROGRAM NAME             CONTACT          ELIGIBILITY                      PROGRAM DESCRIPTION                        FUNDING
         NAME                                                                                                                                      SOURCE
Australian Vietnamese       Youth Workers          9376 6791     Vietnamese young people       Supporting Vietnamese youth with issues            JSS
Welfare Resource                                                 over 15 years of age          including housing and drug & alcohol
Centre
Australian Vietnamese       Youth Support           Thy Nguyen   Vietnamese youth              Focuses on working with Vietnamese youth &
Women’s Welfare             Service                 9396 1922                                  their families in the Western Region.
Footscray Youth Housing     Housing – Newly        9687 3935     15-25 years old               Housing support & advocacy – some outreach         DHS
                            arrived program
Melb Juvenile Justice                              9389 3222     South-East Asian young        Work with young people form South-East Asian       DHS
Centre                                                           people detained at MJJC       background who are in MJJC
MRC – Hobsons Bay-          Community              CSSS          Newly arrived young           Provides settlement services to newly arrived      DIMIA
Westgate Region             Settlement Support     Worker        people                        migrants and refugees and new and emerging
                            Scheme(CSSS)           9391 3355                                   communities
MRC - Werribee              Community              CSSS          Newly arrived young           Provides settlement services to newly arrived      DIMIA
                            Settlement Support     Worker        people                        migrants and refugees and new and emerging
                            Scheme(CSSS)           9742 3900                                   communities
MRC - North West            Youth Settlement       Tanya Gotch   Young people with             Youth Settlement Support worker with focus on      DIMIA -
                            Support                9367 6044     refugee/ migrant              newly arrived/refugee young people in              CSSS
                                                                 background, 12-25 yrs,        Brimbank and Melton.
                                                                 living in Brimbank/ Melton.
MRC - North West &          Vietnamese Youth       9367 6044     Vietnamese youth              Work with Vietnamese youth on recreational         DIMIA &
Good Shepherd Youth &                              9364 3200                                   programs                                           DFACS
Family Service
Royal Children’s Hospital   Immigration Health     Yolanda       Newly arrived children &      A clinic for children & adolescents who have
                                                   Jones         adolescents                   arrived in Australia in the last 5 years.
                                                   9345 5522
VICSEG                      Horn of Africa Youth   Sue Denitis   HOA 12-25                     The project focuses on strengthening the family    Office of
                            Project workers        9383 2533                                   life & relationships of the young people through   Youth
                                                                                               support in housing, education, health, family.
Vietnamese Comm in          Lan Mancia             9689 8515     Vietnamese youth              Provides short to medium term casework to          DIMIA
Aust                        Youth Worker                                                       young Vietnamese Australians and their
                                                                                               families. Conducts group work with young
                                                                                               Vietnamese-Australians in the Western region
                                                                                               on various projects.
Vietnamese Youth Media                             9689 5677     Vietnamese 14-24 years        Community based youth arts collective based
                                                                 old                           at Footscray Community Arts Centre
Western Young Peoples’                             Kavitha       Newly arrived young           WYPIN offer a range of programs to schools         Office of
Independent Network                                Chandra-      people in the western         including: anti-racism education, self esteem      Youth
(WYPIN)                                            Shekeran      region of Melbourne           programs, anti-bullying, SRC and youth
                                                   9680 8265     12-25 yo                      participation support, homework program, after
                                                                                               school recreation programs

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                                                           YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES
 ORGANISATION          PROGRAM                 CONTACT                  ELIGIBILITY                       PROGRAM DESCRIPTION                    FUNDING
       NAME               NAME                                                                                                                    SOURCE
Carlton / Parkville                      9347 3600              Young people aged 12-25            Provides recreational and social              City of
Youth Services                                                  years old.                         activities, camps and excursions.             Melbourne
Commonwealth Carer Young Carers          9396 9550             Young Carers, in secondary         A carer of a friend or relative who is frail
Respite Centre and  "at risk" respite                          school or vocational equivalent,   aged, has a disability or a mental health
Carer Links West    program                                    up to the age of 25yrs who are     illness. Increased support available for
                                                               at risk of leaving school due to   Young Carers. Emotional support and
                                                               their caring responsibilities.     counselling, connection with other young
                                                                                                  carers , brokerage to support the young
                                                                                                  carer to complete their studies
Doutta Galla Health    Youth Support     John Kalka                                               Youth support worker and counselling
Centre                 and counselling   Jacqueline Hope
                                         8378 1640
Foots Community        SCRAYP –          9689 5677              For secondary students Year 8     Works with young people to build
Arts Centre            School                                   and above                         resilience & self-esteem through
                       Community                                                                  community arts in schools & community
                       Regional Arts
                       Youth Program
Good Shepherd                            9364 3200                                                Services for young people include: Same
Youth & Family                                                                                    sex attracted young people support
Services – St Albans                                                                              group, Mentors program, youth groups,
                                                                                                  St Albans Youth Accommodation
ISIS Primary Care      Youth Health      Sheranne Dobinson      12-25 years old                   Drop in service & appointment service
                       Service           9296 1200
Local Learning &                         Sue Fowler             15-19 year olds                   Coordinate & link agencies/organizations       DE & T
Employment                               9376 3311              Maribyrnong/Moonee Valley         and develop programs that assist 15-19
Networks (LLEN)                          Sharon Donnelly        15-19 year olds                   yr olds move from school into further          DE & T
                                         9662 1424              Melbourne                         education, training and employment
                                         Shanti Wong            15-19 year olds                                                                  DE & T
                                         9361 9306              Brimbank/Melton
                                         Marg O’Shea            15-19 year olds                                                                  DE & T
                                         9932 1071              Wyndham/Hobsons Bay
MacKillop Family       Regional          Liz Orr                                                 Covering the Western Metro Region of
Services               Parenting         9680 8411                                               Melbourne. Resourcing parent support
                       Resource                                                                  groups, specialized CLD parenting
                       Service                                                                   resources and compiles Time Out
                       ParentsLink                                                               newsletter each school term
MacKillop Family       Western           9376 3555              Young people aged 4-18 years Assisting children & young people to
Services               Education                                old who are statutory clients of remain connected to education.
                       Support Team                             DHS
                       (WEST)

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                                                      YOUTH SUPPORT SERVICES (continued)
 ORGANISATION          PROGRAM                 CONTACT                   ELIGIBILITY                     PROGRAM DESCRIPTION                   FUNDING
      NAME                NAME                                                                                                                 SOURCE
Maribyrnong City      Youth Services    9688 0412                Young people12-25 yo & their     Provides information /referral support,
Council                                                          families who live, work, study   short to medium term counselling & a
                                                                 or recreate in the City of       range of programs such as, holiday
                                                                 Maribyrnong                      programs, drop-in programs, Freeza
Melbourne             Reconnect         Marita Manski            Aimed at 12-18 year old young    An early intervention program aimed at       DFACS
Citymission                             9680 8226                people at risk of homelessness   addressing youth homelessness through
                                        (Maribyrnong/Brimbank)                                    case management of young people &
                                        Mandy Baxter                                              their families
                                        9611 2411 (statewide)
Melton Shire          Youth Services    9747 7200                Young people residing in         Services incl. Holiday programs,
                                                                 Melton Shire                     activities, groups and counseling.
Moonee Valley City    Youth Services    Carol Espinoza           Young people residing in the
Council                                 9243 8702                City of Moonee Valley
Open Family                             9689 3200                12-18 years old                  Provide support for young people in crisis
                                                                                                  as well as long term support. Also
                                                                                                  supports Back to School program
School Focused                          Chris Soderiou           10-18 years old                  Co-ordination & linkage service for          DHS/DE &
Youth Service                           Good Shepherd Youth &    Keilor/Melton                    schools & communities to support 'at risk'   T
                                        Family Services                                           students 10-18 years old
                                        9364 3200
                                        Greg Woolford            10-18 years old                                                               DHS/DE&T
                                        MacKillop Family         Cities of Moonee
                                        Services                 Valley/Melbourne
                                        9372 5365
                                        Sandra DiGiantomasso     10-18 years old                                                               DHS/DE&T
                                        Melbourne Citymission    Footscray/Sunshine
                                        9680 8238
                                        Hobsons Bay City         10-18 years old                                                               DHS
                                        Council                  Wyndham/Hobsons Bay
                                        9932 1095
WCIG                  Jobs Pathway      Jane McNally             13-19 years old                  For young people at risk of leaving school   DEST
                      Program           9311 9411                                                 or early school leavers. Focus is on
                                                                                                  school retention. JPP Officers work in
                                                                                                  schools across western region
Western Region      Youth Health        9689 4888                                                 Health support for young people
Health Centre       Nurse
YMCA – Brimbank     Youth Services      9364 1800                 Young people residing in the     Services include school holiday
Youth Services                                                    City of Brimbank                 programs, activities & counselling
Youth Outreach Team                     9689 5533                10-21 years old with D&A         For young people in western region with
                                                                 issues                           issues related to alcohol & other drugs.


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                                                             ASYLUM SEEKER SUPPORT
  ORGANISATION              PROGRAM               CONTACT                  ELIGIBILITY                            PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
       NAME                   NAME
Asylum Seeker                               67 Jeffcott St                                        Provides food & clothing, advocacy, advice and referral on
Resource Centre                             West Melb                                             housing, legal, employment, education, counseling and
                                            9326 6066                                             health issues
Brigidine Community                         9696 2107                                             Housing and material aid

Holy Eucharist           Refugee            Chris Meehl              Newly arrived families       Family support including material aid, assistance with food
Edmund Rice Centre       Outreach Support   9366 6436                                             and housing
Hotham Mission           Asylum Seeker      9326 8343                                             Housing, material aid, advocacy and support
                         Project
Red Cross ASAS           Asylum seekers     9687 7066                                             Counselling, support & advocacy for asylum seekers
                         outreach


                                                               STATEWIDE SERVICES
         ORGANISATION NAME                   CONTACT                                                   DESCRIPTION
Action on Disabilities in Ethnic            9383 5566        A community based organisation which represents the rights and needs of people of non-English
Communities (ADEC)                                           speaking background with a disability and their carers. ADEC provides advocacy, information,
http://www.adec.org.au/                                      referral, education, training and consultancy.
Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues       9349 3466        Peak body for multicultural youth affairs with programs including Reconnect, JPET, VicHealth –
(CMYI) www.cmyi.net.au                                       Recreation & CSSS
Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC)           9416 0044        EMC works statewide and across ethnic, faith and language boundaries for the full participation
www.bsl.org.au                                               of migrants and refugees and the development of Australia as a multicultural society.
Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria      9349 4122        Statewide peak organisation through which common concerns are discussed, consultation &
(ECCV) www.eccv.org.au                                       liaison with & amongst ethnic communities.
Refugee & Immigration Legal Centre          9483 11409       A community legal centre specialising in all aspects of refugee and immigration law, policy and
www.rilc.org.au                                              practice. Telephone advice is available:Wednesdays:10am – 4pm Fridays:2pm – 4pm
Vic Foundation for Survivors of Torture     9388 0022        Counselling & advocacy for people from refugee backgrounds
www.survivorsvic.org.au
Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC)    9208 3184        Provides the government with independent advice & promotes the participation of Victorians
http://www.multicultural.vic.gov.au/                         regardless of their ethnicity, culture and religious backgrounds.
VICSEG                                      9383 2533        VICSEG is an advocacy organisation for and on behalf of parents from non-English speaking
                                                             backgrounds as well as a State-wide information and resource centre.




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                                              FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDING YOUTH
  ORGANISATION              PROGRAM           CONTACT           ELIGIBILITY                       PROGRAM DESCRIPTION                             FUNDING
        NAME                  NAME                                                                                                                SOURCE
African Australian      African Youth        9380 9156       Youth with African    Support to young people in schools eg. Family, racial,        DIMIA
Welfare Council         Support                              background            social, cultural & recreational issues. Supporting agencies
                                                                                   working with out of school African youth
Australian Vietnamese   Family Support       9396 1922       Vietnamese            Provide counseling support and referral service to
Women’s Welfare                                              background            Vietnamese community
CELAS                                        9687 0181       Spanish speaking      Direct case work & advocacy for Spanish speaking
                                                             families              families
Centacare                                    Terefe          Depends on            Provides a range of agency based and outreach family,         Range of
                                             Aborete         program               adolescent, child, relationship & grief counselling/support   funding
                                             9689 3888                             for families. Services available for Vietnamese, Spanish
                                                                                   speaking, Horn of African & Filipino communities
Carlton Family          Family support       Jenny           Families with         Provides support and assistance for families who are
Resource Centre (City   and counseling       Vaughan         children aged 0-18    experiencing difficulties that compromise their well being.
of Melbourne)                                9347 6211       years.
Doutta Galla Comm                            8378 1600                             Supporting newly arrived communities including                DIMIA -
Health Centre                                                                      Vietnamese/African/Chinese                                    CSSS
Drummond Street         African Community    9663 6733                             Services include: African youth group work; Cross
Relationship Centre     Support Program                                            cultural workshops , supervision of African social workers
Eastern & Central                       9510 0167                                  HOA workers available including Sudanese worker with
Africa Communities                      9687 5997                                  youth. Outreach from Melbourne Citymission on Thurs.
Good Shepherd                           Phuong                                     Young Vietnamese mothers’ support group
                                        9364 3200
 Horn of Africa                         Omar Jabir                                 A network established by leaders of Eritrean, Somalian,
 Communities’ Network                   9689 2308                                  Ethiopian and Sudanese Communities
Isis Primary Care     Refugee Health    Marie Welham Refugee                       Provides health support for newly arrived
                      Nurse             9929 5327                                  migrants/refugees
 MacKillop Family     Family Support    Intake worker Families with                Provides a range of agency based and outreach to
 Services             Service           9372 1643     children aged 0-18           families including case management, needs assessment,
                                                      live in the WMR              drug and alcohol counseling and referrals.
 MRC – Southern       On-arrival        9687 4500     Newly arrived                Support newly arrived refugees in western region for up to    DIMIA
 New Hope Foundation Accommodation                    refugee families             3 months
 Salvation Army       Migrant & Refugee Cptn Irene    Newly arrived                Material aid available - assistance based on assessment
                      Department        Stevens       refugees
                                        9384 8333
Vietnamese            Family Support &  9689 8515                                  Provides short to medium term casework to young               DIMIA
Community of Aust     Counselling                                                  Vietnamese Australians and their families.
Western Region Health Refugee Health    8398 4100                                  Provides health support for newly arrived
Centre                Nurse                                                        migrants/refugees

For a list of multicultural organisations please visit: Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs Website: www.voma.vic.gov.au
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                                             SUPPORTED YOUTH ACCOMMODATION SERVICES
Who can access?
For young people aged between 15-25 (this may vary from service to service) ‘at risk’ of homelessness or homeless
Description of service
Services provided may include emergency, medium to long term supported accommodation, housing information advice and referral, assistance with finding
emergency accommodation, referral to other services available for young people with a range of issues and advocacy for homeless young people.
Melbourne Youth Support Services (MYSS) - Frontyard 19 King St, Melbourne Ph: 9614 3688
Melbourne Youth Support Service (MYSS) is an accommodation information and referral service for young people. Offering face to face and
telephone services MYSS can help out with crisis and medium to long term accommodation, legal issues, drug and alcohol issues, health, food
and material aid and training and employment. A casework service is accessible during the week.
Open: Monday-Friday 10am-8pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 10am-6pm. + Fridays Client Age: 15-25yrs
                         SERVICE NAME                                   Telephone Number
Bay West Youth Housing                                                 9315 0061
Crossroads TSAY                                                        9372 1877
Essendon Youth Accommodation Group                                     9375 2642
Footscray Youth Housing Group                                          9687 3935
Iramoo Refuge                                                          9687 0733
Salvation Army Social Housing Service (SASHS)                          9312 5424
St Albans Youth Accommodation                                          9364 3200
Sunshine Youth Housing Group                                           9312 6140
Werribee Youth Housing                                                 9742 6452
Western Region Accommodation Program                                   9364 9844
Wombat Lanigiro Housing Support Services                               Footscray: 9687 9977
                                                                       Kensington: 9376 9888

                                                                     NETWORKS
        NAME OF NETWORK                        CONTACT                                                     DESCRIPTION
Brimbank and Melton Settlement          Susan Johnston             Provides a forum for local service providers and community reps. to identify issues and
Advisory Committee (BaMSAC)             9367 6044                  gaps in service provision to CLD communities in Brimbank and Melton.
Centrelink Migrant Advisory Committee   Andrea McLaughlin          Network of Centrelink, community, government organizations looking at issues arising for
                                        9963 9086                  migrants in relation to Centrelink.
DIMIA Transitions for Adolescent        Mary Scully                A partnership of Federal, State and Local government and community agencies that
Humanitarian Entrants                   DIMIA                      plans for the effective delivery of settlement services in Victoria, focusing on needs of
                                        9235 3690                  Humanitarian entrants in education & training.
Hobsons Bay/Wyndham CALD Youth          Irene Rahman               A network of key youth services working with CALD communities
Network                                 9742 3900
Inner West Settlement Advisory          Susan Johnston             Provides a forum for local service providers and community reps. to identify issues and
Committee (IWRSAC)                      9367 6044                  gaps in service provision to CLD communities in Maribyrnong and Moonee Valley.
Migrant And Refugee Youthlink Sub-      Tanya Gotch                A network of community/government agencies working with refugee youth in the City of
comm (MARYS)                            9367 6044                  Brimbank
Western Refugee Pathways Group          Sandra Di Giantomasso      Network established in response to issues arising in servicing the needs of
                                        9680 8238                  refugee/migrant young people in the education system in the Western Region.
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                                         MIGRANT RESOURCE CENTRES/SETTLEMENT SERVICES
Migrant Resource Centre North West Region                               45 Main Road West, St Albans                                   9367 6044
Settlement services for Brimbank, Melton, Hume. Settlement planning
for Maribyrnong/Moonee Valley.
Westgate MRC                                                            78-82 Second Avenue, Altona North                              9391 3355
(incl. Settlement services for City of Wyndham)
                  st
           As of 1 July 2003 Inner Western MRC has ceased to operate. The following services have been given responsibility for settlement services:
Footscray Settlement Services - AMES                                    289 Barkly St, Footscray                                       9687 3494
Horn of Africa Communities Network                                                                                                     9689 2308
South Central MRC- New Hope Foundation                                                                                                 9318 8488
                                                                                                                                       9510 5877

                                            CENTRELINK MULTICULTURAL SERVICE OFFICERS
CENTRELINK OFFICE                                  NAME                                               CONTACT
Area West Office                                   Elmo Perera                                        9201 9365
Footscray                                          Cuc Lam                                            9362 3743
Newmarket                                          Dorota Jones-Olszanka                              9954 8035
Watergardens                                                                                          9953 8219
                                                                                                      9367 6044

                                               REFUGEE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT
This is a three year project which aims to establish a more coordinated system to support refugee children, young people and their families across
the community, education and government sectors, so that they experience improved well-being and educational achievement.

The partnership supporting the project consists of the Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues, Debney Park Secondary College, the Department of
Education and Training, the Department for Victorian Communities, VicHealth, the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture and the Victorian
Schools Innovation Commission and a private family trust. The partners are represented on the Advisory Committee to the project.

The plan for the project was developed around three focus areas identified in development of the proposal. These are; out of school hours learning
support programs; refugee support in schools; and advocacy, policy and networking. A Policy and Cross Sectoral Co-ordinator and a Learning
Support Program Co-ordinator will be employed directly by the project. They will work with School Support Officers from the Victorian Foundation
for Survivors of Torture and will be supported by VSIC research and project management staff.

The initial focus of activities and investigations will be on documenting and analysing existing programs, practices and policies around educational
provision for refugee children and young people. Appropriate action, recommendations, strategies or tools will be identified and where appropriate,
developed and made available to agencies and organisations across sectors.
For more information contact Pam Luizzi 9349 4973 or Tiffany Overall on 9349 4972.




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                                                 HOMEWORK SUPPORT/TUTORING PROGRAMS
These programs are provided to support primary & secondary students who have a range of study needs including learning difficulties, culturally
and linguistically diverse (CALD) background and students seeking extra tuition. The programs are offered within school and community settings
and resourced by paid staff, tutors and /or volunteers for minimal or no cost to the student.
Thank you to Pam Luizzi from the Refugee Education Partnership Project (For more information on this Project see page 11)

                                       HOMEWORK SUPPORT/TUTORING PROGRAMS – BRIMBANK
Program Name:          Brimbank College
Description:           Homework Help & Tutorial Group for Brimbank College students
Days/Hours:            Wednesdays 3.15-4pm
Contact:               Giselle Grant Ph: 8312 0200

Program Name:          Edmund Rice Centre – St Albans
Description:           Tutoring and educational support program for newly arrived young people in the City of Brimbank. Computer access.
Location:              Cnr Elaine & East Esplanade Sts, St Albans
Days/Hours:            Mondays/Wednesdays 4-5.30pm Saturdays 10.30am-12pm
Contact:               Chris Meehl Ph: 9366 6436

Program Name:          Edmund Rice Centre - Sunshine
Description:           Tutoring and educational support program for newly arrived young people in the City of Brimbank.
Location:              Our Lady’s School : 32 Station Place, Sunshine
Days/Hours:            Tuesdays 4-5.30pm
Contact:               Sean Mc Manus Ph: 9366 6436

                                    HOMEWORK SUPPORT/ TUTORING PROGRAMS – HOBSONS BAY

Program Name:          Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program -Melbourne Anglican Foundation
Description:           Tutoring and educational support program for Sudanese of all ages
Location:              Community Hall: St Eanswythe’s Anglican Church: Corner Bent and Queen Streets: Altona
Days/Hours:            Saturdays: 10.30pm-12pm
Contact:               Trish or Rosemary 9679 3272 www.sailprogram.cjb.net or sail@africanoz.com




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                                    HOMEWORK SUPPORT/ TUTORING PROGRAMS – MARIBYRNONG
Program Name:          Gilmore College for Girls
Description:           Homework club targeting literacy students at Gilmore College for girls
Days/Hours:            Thursdays 3.00-4.30pm
Contact:               9689 4788

Program Name:          Melbourne Citymission Tutoring Program
Description:           Individual tuition is available for young women in Years 10-12 for specified subjects. Students must live or attend school in City of Maribyrnong.
                       Student Welfare Coordinators are required to refer students to the program.
Contact:               Mary O’Brien: Ph 9680 8242

Program Name:          Footscray Secondary College Homework Program
Description:           Homework support club for VCE students
Days/Hours:            One night per week
Contact:               Ph: 9689 6900

Program Name:          Western Young Peoples Independent Network (WYPIN) Homework
Description:           Homework support available to Years 10, 11& 12 students from the schools in City of Maribyrnong
Days/Hours:            Tuesdays 3.30-5pm
Contact:               Kavitha Chandra-Shekeran Ph: 9680 8265

Program Name:          Horn of Africa Educational Support Program
Description:           Tutoring and educational support program for Somali & Sudanese students in primary to Year 12
Location:              Western English Language School 46 South Road, Braybrook
Days/Hours:            Saturdays 1-3pm
Contact:               Elleni Bereded-Samuel 9919 4948 or Terefe Aborete 9689 3888

Program Name:          Sudanese Australian Integrated Learning (SAIL) Program -Melbourne Anglican Foundation
Description:           Tutoring and educational support program for Sudanese of all ages
Location:              May St Hall, Cnr Ballarat Rd and May St, Footscray
Days/Hours:            Saturdays: Pre-school students 10.30am-12.30pm Primary & Secondary students 10.30pm-12pm
                       Senior Adults 10.45am-12.15pm
Contact:               Trish or Rosemary 9679 3272 www.sailprogram.cjb.net or sail@africanoz.com




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                                      HOMEWORK SUPPORT/ TUTORING PROGRAMS- MELBOURNE

Program Name:          Nth Melbourne Community Centre Homework Support
Description:           A homework tutoring program for children in grades 4-6
Location:              North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol St, Nth Melbourne
Days/Hours:            Wednesday 4.00-6.00pm (Grades 4-6)
Contact:               Phone: Anthony Lai 9328 1126

Program Name:          What’s On Wednesday (WOW!) Homework Tutoring
Description:           Staffed by volunteer tutors, for Year 6 and Secondary students
Location:              Buncle St., North Melbourne.
Days/Hours:            Tuesdays 6.30-8.00 p.m
Contact:               Phone: Karen 8325 1800 (Need to book in)

Program Name:          Carlton Homework Program
Description:           Staffed by volunteer tutors – For primary, secondary & adult students
Location:              Carlton Primary School
                       cnr . Drummond & Palmerston Sts. Carlton
Days/Hours:            Monday & Tuesdays 4..00 – 6.00pm
Contact:               Mia Bromley Phone: 9203 3699

Program Name:          Carlton Homework Program
Description:           Staffed by volunteer tutors – For primary, secondary & adult students
Location:              Carlton Library
                       667 Rathdowne St . North Carlton
Days/Hours:            Wednesday & Thursdays 4..00 – 6.00pm
Contact:               Mia Bromley Phone: 9203 3699

Program Name:          St Jude’s Community Church Homework Group
Description:           Staffed by volunteer tutors
Location:              Carlton Primary School Primary
                       cnr . Drummond & Palmerston Sts. Carlton
Days/ Hours:           Thursday 6.30-8.00pm
Contact:               Phone: Naomi Anthony 9388 0301

Program Name:          St Jude’s Community Church Tutoring Program
Description:           Staffed by volunteer tutors
Contact:               Phone: Naomi Anthony 9388 0301



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                                                    HOMEWORK SUPPORT – MOONEE VALLEY

Program Name:          Aust Vietnamese Resource Centre – Focus Tuition
Description:           Staffed by volunteer tutors - Targeting Vietnamese students, Yrs 3-12
Location:              Flemington Community Centre, 25 Mt. Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
Days/Hours:            Thursdays 5-7pm
Contact:               Phone Son Nguyen 9376 6791

Program Name:          Debney Park SC
Description:           Staffed by paid tutors, Targeting Debney Park students
Location:              Debney Park SC, Mt Alexander Road, Flemington
Days/Hours:            Thursdays 3.15-5.15pm
Contact:               Phone: Jane Wignel 9376 1622

Program Name:          AIM HIGH at Debney Park SC
Description:           Staffed by paid tutors, Targeting refugee students at Debney Park students
Location:              Debney Park SC, Mt Alexander Road, Flemington
Days/Hours:            Wednesdays 3.30 -6.30pm
Contact:               Phone: Jane Wignel 9376 1622


Program Name:          Wingate Avenue Community Centre
Description:           5-12 year olds (primary school aged)
Location:              13A Wingate Avenue, Ascot Vale
Days/Hours:            Thursdays 4-6pm
Contact:               Phone: 9376 5244




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                                                 RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET

                 TITLE                                                          DESCRIPTION & INTERNET ADDRESS
A Guide for newly arrived young people:     A resource booklet designed to meet the information needs of refugee and newly arrived migrant young people
Understanding the Victorian Education       who are considering their education and training futures in Australia. Available in English and 12 other
and Training System (2nd edition)           languages.
                                            http://www.cmyi.net.au/publications/youth_resources.html

Resource Gateway: for teachers              The Gateway contains links to the latest information on the range of settlement and education issues facing
working with refugee young people in        refugee young people in Victoria with website links to resources.
Victoria                                    http://www.immi.gov.au/settle/publications/resource-gateway.pdf

Community Profiles by CMYI                  Navigating their journey: A guide for workers with Sudanese young people (1999)
                                            The Horn of Africa: Background information for workers with young people (1997)
                                            http://www.cmyi.net.au/publications/forsale.html#communityprofiles

Community Summary Summaries -               Describe overseas-born communities by birthplace, and their descendants who are living in Australia. These
DIMIA                                       summaries present a broad range of demographic and socio-economic characteristics from the 2001 Census of
                                            Population and Housing. Most have a brief historical background on the community.
                                            http://www.immi.gov.au/statistics/stat_info/comm_summ

“I have a Sudanese student” crash           A two page summary of issues for Sudanese students
course SAIL program                         http://www.akm.net.au/sora/downloads/SORA_04_01.doc

                                         Schools Resources - Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture
                                              http://www.survivorsvic.org.au/Publications.htm#schools

School Resources – Foundation House          This guide aims to strengthen the capacity of school communities to promote a supportive school environment for
Including: School's In for Refugees                                                refugee students and their families
Whole-school Guide to Refugee
Readiness (2004)
A guide to working with young people        Strategies for Providing Individual Counselling and Group. Work includes the Kaleidoscope Program with 6
who are refugees (1996 & 2000)              session structured group program for secondary school
The Rainbow Program for Children in         Seven Sessions structured group program for primary aged children (age 9-12)
Refugee Families (2002)
HealthWize-health literacy teaching         Health literacy program for secondary school aged students from refugee and other culturally and linguistically
resource for refugee and other ESL          diverse backgrounds learning English
students (2004)
Taking Action - Human Rights and            Eleven lesson unit that aims to develop attitudes and behaviours that promote Human Rights.
Refugee Issues Teaching Resource
(2005)



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                              ASSISTANCE WITH SCHOOL COSTS
Compiled by School Focused Youth Services Coordinators: Sandra Di Giantomasso & Chris Soderiou

    CONTACT THE SCHOOL (Student Welfare Coordinator is a good first contact)
     Ask:
    Does the school have 2nd hand books / uniforms?
    Are there any class sets available?
    Are all items on the booklist compulsory for subjects?
    Can the school help in applying to the State Schools Relief fund for uniforms?
    Are you eligible for Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)* and if so what can be
     negotiated so that the costs of books and other school expenses will be covered?
* EMA is to assist eligible families with the costs associated with the education of their children. To
be eligible for receipt of the EMA you must:
      be either a parent or guardian of a primary or secondary school student up to the age of sixteen;
       and
      be an eligible beneficiary of a Centrelink pension, allowance or benefit within the meaning of the
       State Concessions Act 1986 or be a Veterans Affairs (TPI) pensioner or be a foster parent.


 IF THERE IS NO MORE ASSISTANCE FROM THE SCHOOL HERE ARE SOME OTHER
                            SUGGESTIONS:

     SCHOOL FOCUSED YOUTH SERVICE – WESTERN METRO REGION
Individual brokerage funds for 10-18 yo are available to purchase services to meet gaps in the
current system and must be last resort options after negotiation has taken place with the
school. Please contact the SFYS Coordinator in your region – students need to live or go to
school in that particular area.
Footscray/Sunshine: Sandra Di Giantomasso Ph: 9680 8238 or sdigi@mcm.org.au
Hobsons Bay/Wyndham: Ph: 9932 1095
Moonee Valley/Melbourne: Greg Woolford Ph: 9372 5365 or greg.woolford@mackillop.org.au
Keilor/Melton: Chris Soderiou Ph: 9364 3200 or csoderiou@infoxchange.net.au

     OPEN FAMILY – 20TH MAN FUND – WESTERN METRO REGION
Assistance with books for homeless young people on Centrelink Youth Allowance –
Living Away From Home Rate. Available at the beginning of the school year.
Ph: 9689 3200

            WESTERN CHANCES – WESTERN REGION
A scholarship to support young people who have talent or exceptional ability that may
not be realised because they and their family do not have the financial resources to
support them in their endeavours, be it in terms of their formal education or the
social and cultural, which contribute to the realisation of potential.
Round 2: 3 October to 21 October 2005. For more information: Helen Worladge
email: helen.worladge@wh.org.au or Ph:8345 1850. Website:
www.westernchances.org.au

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     EDUCATION FOUNDATION - STATEWIDE
Opportunity Scholarships are awarded to talented disadvantaged students. Grants are up to
$1,000 for students who demonstrate talent in a specific educational arena. The Opportunity
Scholarships Program is a fund designed to support the education and enhancement of
talented young people attending a government school in Victoria and who are currently
recipients of an Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance.
2nd Round: August 8 until September 14 2005.
For further information please contact Kath McCann via email:
kath.mccann@educationfoundation.org.au or www.educationfoundation.org.au

    YEETI – STATEWIDE
For young people between 15-25 years old who are connected to a SAAP (homelessness)
service.
Two types of funding:
1. Managing Personal Futures
This funding is designed to assist young people to develop own vision and workable individual
plan combining short-term and long-term goals for their future. No cap on the amount of
funding. You can apply only during the opened rounds of funding.
2. Discretionary funding Application
This funding type has been designed to assist young people with more immediate needs.
Maximum amount you can apply for is $500. You can apply any time and response is given
within 5 working days.
For more info: Lenche Kozmevska Ph: 9680 8233 or www.yeeti.org.au

     THE SMITH FAMILY – LEARNING FOR LIFE – WESTERN METRO REGION
The Learning for Life program offers scholarships to children from primary to tertiary level
who are from low income families. The program helps to pay for things such as books,
uniforms, stationery, and excursions. There is a waiting list however it is important to put an
application in as it is a long term option for support. For more information call the Smith
Family on 9367 3561 for the St.Albans area and 9367 5237 for the Melton area.

    SCHOLARSHIPS - STATEWIDE
The Department of Education and Training administers 28 different student scholarships
which equates to approximately 175 scholarship awards (as some scholarships have more
than the one award). The scholarships are offered to primary and secondary students and
range in value from $200 to over $2000. They are generally awarded to students who:
           demonstrate excellent academic achievement
           demonstrate outstanding participation in their school and local community
           are in financial need (determined by the parents/guardians being in receipt of
           the EMA or the students themselves receiving the Youth Allowance).
Info at: http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/scholarships/




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