Social, health and community services supporting Cardinia Shire


Be Ur Self - LGBTIQ+ Youth Program
LGBTIQ+ Program that is a safe and inclusive place for young people aged 12 - 24 years

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Centre of Multicultural Youth (CMY)
The Centre for Multicultural Youth is a not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria, providing specialist knowledge and support to young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

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Extended Families Australia
Extended Families Australia run fun, capacity building events in the school holidays for disabled children, a carers Mini Retreat for their families & monthly disabled youth groups for participants who live in Cardinia. We are funded by the State Government HACC program, so we don’t eat into NDIS funds & we can support disabled people who do not have funding too.

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Headspace Pakenham offers young people 12-25 FREE mental health support & general health advice via a combination of in-person, online and phone services.

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Kids Helpline
24 Hour Counselling Service.

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Youth Support Services.

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Young Mothers Transition Program
The Young Mothers Transition Program (YMTP) provides support for young mothers up to 22 years old in the South East region to access education and employment. YMTP assists young mothers to complete education and training, develop foundational parenting skills and healthy relationships which will in turn promote better outcomes for themselves not only as young mothers but as women whilst also increasing stability and opportunity for their child/ren.

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Youth Links
'Drop in Centre' open every afternoon, opposite Noble Park train station.

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