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

YHOP is an assertive outreach service that engages and connects at-risk young people aged 12 to 25 years to individualised housing, mental health, education, training, employment and crisis supports across Hume and Merri-bek.

We work with young people for up to 6-months to overcome barriers and provide tailored support based on the outcomes, goals and aspirations of each young person.

What we do

  • Work with young people aged 12 - 25 years for up to 26-weeks
  • Actively listen to help you identify your goals and create an individualised mentoring and support plan
  • Work closely with General Practitioners, Mental Health Services, Housing Support, Centrelink, Education and Employment Services (and heaps more) to connect you to everything you might need
  • Link you up with the right supporting people or organisations to ensure long-term support
  • Treat you fairly, respectfully and with cultural sensitivity at all times
  • Keep you informed and involved in whatever we do for and with you in whatever way works best (phone, video calls, email or even texting!)

Offering 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

Hear from other young people who've accessed YHOP



For more information on YHOP or to contact the team directly, please contact:

Youth Projects HQ (and ask for YHOP)

(03) 9304 9100 or contact us via email.

This is not a crisis service. 

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

13 11 14 (24 hours)
Online Chat (7pm - Midnight)

Visit LifeLine

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467 (24 hours)
Online Counselling (24 hours)

Visit Suicide Call Back Service

Online Chat (7am - 1am)

Visit eHeadspace

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

Visit YacVic