If you can't get to us, we can come to you

Our Youth in Hume Outreach Program (YHOP) is a flexible outreach service available for disengaged and at-risk young people aged between 12 and 25 in the city of Hume. We support young people to overcome barriers through positive mentoring, guidance and supported referrals to community pathways.

Links to:

  • Youth Workers
  • Mental Health and Well-being Supports
  • Housing Supports
  • Family Violence Supports
  • LGBTIQ+ safe Supports
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Supports
  • Culturally And Linguistically Diverse Supports
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Supports
  • Legal assistance
  • Referrals to employment pathway programs
  • Re-engaging with school
  • Social engagements

Our commitment:

  • Work with individuals for up to 3 - 6 months, listening and helping to develop individualised goals.
  • Individualised support based on the outcomes of a young person's mentoring and support plan.
  • Treat individuals fairly, respectfully and with cultural sensitivity at all times.
  • A caseload limit for safe practice with individuals prioritised on a needs basis.
  • Link individuals with the right supporting people or organisations to ensure long-term support.
  • To work closely with Centrelink, General Practitioners, Mental Health Services, Housing Support,
  • Education and Employment Services, among others, for holistic and wrap around support.
  • To keep individuals informed throughout the entire process.
  • Engage and communicate with individuals in a way that works best for you - including phone, email, or even texting.

Youth in Hume Outreach Program is proudly supported by Hume City Council.

This is not a crisis service. 

If you, or someone you know, is in crisis you will need to contact any of these respective services.

LifeLine
13 11 14 (24 hours)
Online Chat (7pm - Midnight)
lifeline.org.au


Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467 (24 hours)
Online Counselling (24 hours)
suicidecallbackservice.org.au/phone-and-online-counselling


eHeadspace
Online Chat (7am - 1am)
headspace.org.au/eheadspace


Youth Affairs Council Victoria
03 9267 3700 (then Press 1) (9am - 5pm, Mon - Fri)
yacvic.org.au