Salvo Connect Western

SalvoConnect Ballarat offers a number of programs for pregnant women, and women and couples with children and families.

Address:
6 Crompton street, Soldiers Hill, VIC, 3350

Ph:
03 5329 1100

Website:
salvationarmy.org.au

Facebook:
SalvoConnect Western

Services matching "Housing & Accommodation"

  • MEA (Mother's Emergency Accommodation)

    Program MEA provides emergency (short term) accommodation and homelessness support to adult women aged 18 and up with dependent children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Despite only being funded for 6 weeks of support case managers provide an average of 3-6 months before housing options provide an exit option for clients. Between 9-5 Monday to Friday case managers provide outreach support to clients following a documented case plan involving the provision of goals to:

    -Access stable, safe and secure housing that responds to housing crisis and also explores transitional and long term affordable housing options.
    -Assess risk of and Plan for safety from family violence
    -Assess the wellbeing needs for children with a focus on education and recreation
    -Address the physical and mental health needs of the women and their children
    -Access resources required to assist with the achievement of case plan goals


    Referrals to program MEA come from Uniting which is the entry point for homelessness services in Ballarat.

    Access to afterhours crisis homelessness services please call: 1800 825 955

  • Program MaC (Mother and Child)

    Program MAC provides transitional (medium term) accommodation and homelessness support to young women (aged 16-24) with children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

    Despite only being funded for 3 months of support case managers provide an average of 6-12 months before long term housing options become available. Between 9-5 Monday to Friday case managers provide outreach support to clients following a documented case plan involving the provision of goals to:

    Programs provide:
    - Access stable, safe and secure housing that responds to housing crisis and also explores transitional and long term affordable housing options.
    -Assess risk of and Plan for safety from family violence
    -Assess the wellbeing needs for children with a focus on education and recreation
    -Address the physical and mental health needs of the women and their children
    -Access resources required to assist with the achievement of case plan goals


    Referrals to program MAC come from Uniting which is the entry point for homelessness services in Ballarat.

    Access to afterhours crisis homelessness services please call: 1800 825 955

  • Supported Accommodation Youth Services

    Programs provide:

    -Assistance with general living skills

    -Assistance with parenting skills

    Assistance with educational and personal development

    -Medium term accommodation in self-contained units

    -Assistance with budgeting and establishment costs

    -Pregnancy costs

    -Support and information groups

    -Information and referral to other appropriate agencies 

  • Young Families Connected

    Program YFC provides transitional (medium term) accommodation and homelessness support to young couples and their children. Despite only being funded for 3 months of support case managers provide an average of 6-12 months before long term housing options become available. Between 9-5 Monday to Friday case managers provide outreach support to clients following a documented case plan involving the provision of goals to:

    Programs provide:
    - Access stable, safe and secure housing that responds to housing crisis and also explores transitional and long term affordable housing options.
    -Assess risk of and Plan for safety from family violence
    -Assess the wellbeing needs for children with a focus on education and recreation
    -Address the physical and mental health needs of the women and their children
    -Access resources required to assist with the achievement of case plan goals

    Referrals to program YFC come from Uniting which is the entry point for homelessness services in Ballarat.

    Access to afterhours crisis homelessness services please call: 1800 825 955

  • Outreach Services

    Available to women and young families in the community who are homeless, and also to women and young families who have previously been residents of MEA, MaC or Young Families Connected.

    Support includes:
    -Assistance to find and maintain stable, safe, secure and affordable housing
    -Information and referral to other appropriate agencies.
    -Budgeting and re-establishment assistance
    -Advocacy and support with appointments
    -Support Information groups
    - Information about community services. 

Other services offered by Salvo Connect Western

  • Occasional Child Care

    SalvoConnect Western Childcare operates under a limited licence and with the complying childcare regulations; children may only attend a maximum of 3 days per week. Because of the small size of the service, there are limited places available each day. Priority of access is given to children whose parents access another SalvoConnect program, or a previous SalvoConnect clients.

    Fees: Per child, per session

    $0 - Current SalvoConnect Western clients on the day they attend a SCW group work activity.

    $12 - Current SalvoConnect Western clients, Previous SalvoConnect clients or Clients of other agencies who have been referred to this childcare centre who hold a health care card

    $20 - Clients of other agencies who have been referred to this childcare centre who don't hold a health care card

    $20 - Members of the community if spaces are available


    For more information and enrolment forms contact - 5329 1100

  • Children's Support

    Available to clients of Program MEA and Programs MAC/YFC is specialised case management for children and child focused outreach support for the family unit. Referrals to this program are made via the Case Manager. Support will be tailored to the needs of the child and their family and may include: One to one sessions with children, Support for parents with children’s behavioural issues, Linking children into the community, Information and advice about child development, Support with education.


    For information and enrollment forms contact: 5329 1100

  • LARF Mentoring Program

    Aims to help young people develop relationship skills and participate in recreational activities so that when they are ready to move on from LARF they are established and involved in their community. Activities include: Bowling, arts, games, cultural events, dance, drama, movies, music, eating food and hanging out with other young people

    Mentees can be aged 7 - 16 years, and referred from both within and outside SalvoConnect Western. The referring worker needs to have a conversation about the expectations and suitability of the program with the LARF coordinator and if suitable complete the paper work.


    For further information or to enquire contact Amber:
    5332 0085
    or email amber.byvoet@aus.salvationarmy.org

    Applications:
    Parents or referring worker have a conversation about the expectations and suitability of the program with the LARF coordinator and if suitable complete the paper work. 

  • LARF Mentors

    Aims to help young people develop relationship skills and participate in recreational activities so that when they are ready to move on from LARF they are established and involved in their community. Activities include: Bowling, arts, games, cultural events, dance, drama, movies, music, eating food and hanging out with other young people.

    Mentors are recruited as volunteers for this program and are aged between 16 and 30 years old who within a structured and trusting relationship between a young person and a caring individual who offers guidance, support and encouragement. Interested parties must consent to a police and working with children's check, commit to mentor Training (7 CORE units over roughly 2 days) and be able to make LARF your priority for 3hrs a fortnight on Friday evenings between 7-10pm during school terms.


    Interested parties can apply online at: http://www.salvationarmy.org.au/en/get-involved/volunteer or contact Amber:

    Phone 5332 0085
    Email: amber.byvoet@aus.salvationarmy.org

    facebook.com/LARF.Mentoring/info