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What is Youth Residential Rehabilitation?

The program offers people aged between 16 to 24 years of age to develop day-to-day living skills and work on your identified goals.

It supports you to work towards independent living by offering residential accommodation and daily support for up to 12 months.

How does Youth Residential Rehabilitation help?

This program supports can help with skills and goals around employment, education, community and family engagement and improving overall health.

This includes:

  • a safe and supportive environment
  • support to develop independent living skills
  • support to identify your goals and develop a plan to achieve them
  • access to staff assistance
  • opportunities to link to education, training, work opportunities, volunteering opportunities, social networks
  • social and community interaction
  • an active program, encouraging a range of physical, social, creative, community and spiritual activities.

How to access this service

To access the Youth Residential Rehabilitation program you will need to be referred by an Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO). They can be contacted on 1300 022 760.

This program is for:

  • young people aged 16 - 24 at risk of mental health issues
  • people with barriers to accessing:
    • education/training
    • employment opportunities
    • social networks/community
    • young people wanting to work towards independent living.

Program costs:

There is a fortnightly utility fee ($50). This includes accommodation, electricity, water, gas and WiFi expenses.

For more information, contact your local support coordinator:

Warrnambool
Call: (03) 5560 3050
Email: enquiries@wellways.org

Geelong
Call: 0438 554 889
Email: intakeyrrbarwon@wellways.org

Shepparton
Call: (03) 5822 8660
Email: enquiries@wellways.org

This program is funded by the Department of Health (DH) and delivered by Wellways Australia