Mobile Youth Outreach

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Mobile Youth Outreach provides direct outreach support and services to young people frequenting the streets.  The program is staffed entirely by volunteers via a bus service which frequents 'hot spots' during the night where socially disenfranchised, at-risk and homeless young people congregate.  The service is nicknamed Chatterbox and is conducted in Melbourne and Sydney.

The Chatterbox provides a focal point for street frequenting youth which is mobile and able to go to where young people are, providing high quality services including the distribution of  material aid such as food and drinks, clothing and blankets, as well as providing referrals to service providers, counselling and supplying health and welfare information.  In addition, each service has wireless internet facilities and computers.  Outreach workers are available to link in with the volunteers to ensure a responsive service when clients need ongoing intensive support. 

 

 

Contact Us

Open Family Australia
155 Roden Street
West Melbourne VIC 3003
T. 1300 669 600
E. ofaonline@openfamily.com.au

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