Three new Community Support Groups have been established in Victoria’s south-east and west to build community engagement and resilience.
Developed in close consultation with the South Sudanese community, each group has been funded to support its establishment and operation, including employing staff to support and work with young people and their families.
Part of their focus will be connecting young people and their families to existing and new activities to improve health and wellbeing, education, training and employment outcomes and community participation.
Funding will also support the engagement of youth outreach workers, alcohol and other drug workers, parenting programs, youth mentoring, family support and sports and recreation activities.
The Centre for Multicultural Youth has been appointed as the auspice of two Community Support Groups, which will be set up in Melton with reach into Brimbank and in Dandenong with reach into Casey.
Wyndham Community and Education Centre has been appointed the auspice of the third Community Support Group, which will be located in Wyndham.
A Local Reference Group, established by the respective auspice organisation and comprised of community members including young people, local and state government representatives, will guide each location’s operations and activities.
For more information, view the media release.