SalvoCare Youth Refuge
SalvoCare’s Youth Refuge provides crisis accommodation for young people aged 16-21 where all other options have been exhausted.
Located 10 minutes from Shepparton on a five Hectare property the refuge allows a young person to stabilise their situation and receive support to set goals for the immediate future. The program is funded to provide up to six weeks of supported accommodation during which time residents are supported to work toward finding sustainable housing. Where a young person doesn’t have professional supports or a Case Manager in place, SalvoCare will provide a Case Manager to support them in achieving their goals.
Referrals: (03) 5823 9500 at any time. Professionals making a referral into the program will be asked to complete the referral form. Young people can self-refer or request assistance by calling the number provided.
About the Agency:
SalvoCare Northern Victoria network operates as part of The Salvation Army Australia. SalvoCare Northern Vic employs more than 100 staff and is a network of programs and related services which aim to support the most marginalised and disadvantaged in our communities. This includes Youth Justice services; Alcohol and Drug services; Homelessness Services, including Intensive Case Management Services; Financial Counselling and Emergency Food Support; Employment Programs.
Cost: Where residents have an income, a contribution toward board will be negotiated. Where residents do not have an income they will be supported in making an application to Centrelink.
Client Type: Homeless (16-21 years)