Youth Links is a place where young people are always welcome. We offer a wide range of services and help for young people aged 25 and under. Drop In is open every afternoon for young people to see a worker, talk about what’s happening and find out how we can help.

Specialist Homeless Service SHS

We provide help with finding accommodation, education and training around what’s available, how to go about getting housing, what skills are required, budgeting, tenancy rights and responsibilities etc.

Eligibility:

  • Ages 14 – 25
  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness, eg couch surfing, unstable accommodation
    (NB we are not a crisis service and do not have emergency accommodation)

Please come in and visit us, call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment or email youth@www.secl.org.au.

Funded by DHS

Youth Links can help with school problems whether you are in secondary school, TAFE, University, etc. We can help you to find the right course for you, keep up with your school/course work and to resolve any problems you’re having where you learn.

Earn To Learn
Funded by SECL

We also have a program that helps to keep young people in school. It is based upon group work, both to prepare for the workplace and to help with homework in the form of tutoring. The aim is to find part time work to financially enable students to remain in education and to keep up or enhance grades.

Please come in and visit us, call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment or email youth@www.secl.org.au.

Settlement Grants Program (SGP)
Funded by DSS 

The settlement program is intended to provide services to newly arrived young migrants and refugees. This program offers a wide range of services around settling in Australia, including case work, advocacy and referral services into other mainstream services and finding your way around Australian systems.

Eligibility:
Must be a migrant to Australia who arrived between 6 months and 5 years ago

Please come in and visit us, call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment or email youth@www.secl.org.au.

We can help Learner Drivers aged 16-20 in Kingston or Monash areas with our L2P Program. The L2P Program aims to help young learner drivers gain the 120 hours of driving needed to go from your L’s to P’s. To do this we match young learners with volunteer drivers to build up their hours in our L2P cars supplied by Gary and Warren dealerships. If you would like to learn with us please come in and visit us, call on 03 9546 0511 or email Jason on jmiller@www.secl.org.au

Funded by VicRoads

With support from the Council of Kingston and the Council of Monash

 

We can help with budgeting and planning your finances and we can provide Emergency Relief, which can take the form of food vouchers, MYKI cards / top ups and pharmacy payments for those in financial crisis. There are limits on amounts and number of times this can be accessed.

Emergency Relief (ER)
Funded by DSS

Eligibility:

  • Lives in Post Codes 3169, 3171, 3172 & 3174
  • Must be a financial emergency or crisis situation that will be assessed.

We can also provide Financial Counselling for those who owe money. Click here for more details.

Please come in and visit us, call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment or email youth@www.secl.org.au.

 

Youth Links can help you find employment with Resumes & Job searching

We have free Wi-Fi access and computers for you to use during opening hours

Earn To Learn
Funded by SECL

We also have a program that helps to keep young people in school by helping them to find a part time job. It is based upon group work, both to prepare for the workplace and to help with homework in the form of tutoring. The aim is to find part time work so young people can afford to stay at school without risking their education.

Please come in and visit us, call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment or email youth@www.secl.org.au.

 

We can provide information about health issues, referrals to health nurses, doctors etc.

Please come in and visit us, call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment or email youth@www.secl.org.au.

We provide individual counselling to support you through personal and / or family issues.

We also provide referrals to other services that can help with any issues you might have, for example, alcohol and drug services, financial counselling, refugee health nurse, legal services and many more.

There is an Alcohol and Drug worker on site most days from Youth Support & Advocacy Services (YSAS).

Please call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment, find out more, or email youth@www.secl.org.au.

 

Intensive Case Management Initiative (ICMI)
Funded by DHS

Young individuals and families experiencing and at risk of homelessness, whose needs require a high level and complexity of service provision. This is an intensive case management model.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a SAAP client (This can be arranged at the same time if there is a risk of homelessness)
  • Ages 18 – 25

Please call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment, find out more, or email youth@www.secl.org.au.


Complex Case Services (CCS)
Funded by DSS

CCS is specifically targeted at supporting clients whose needs extend beyond the scope of other settlement services, such as the Humanitarian Settlement Services (HSS) program and the Settlement Grants Program (SGP). CCS is designed to work in partnership with settlement and mainstream services to address barriers these clients face in settling in Australia.

Eligibility:
Ages 16 – 25

Please call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment, find out more, or email youth@www.secl.org.au.

 

Springboard
Funded by DHS

Springboard aims to provide an intensive youth focussed program to assist those 16 to 18 in residential out-of-home care, or up to 21 those who have left residential care.

Eligibility:
Ages 16 – 21

Please call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment, find out more, or email youth@www.secl.org.au.

We can provide help with legal and court matters through Springvale Monash Legal Services, who are at Youth Links every Thursday afternoon. We can make an appointment for you at other times too.

Eligibility:
Ages 16 – 25

Please call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment, find out more, or email youth@www.secl.org.au.

We can help you to fix problems with Centrelink and work with you to check that your payments are correct. There is a Centrelink person at Youth Links every Wednesday afternoon.

Please call 03 9547 0511 to make an appointment, find out more, or email youth@www.secl.org.au.