Young People

Cobaw is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children. Cobaw believes that family violence is unacceptable in any form and advocates for the rights of all people to live with dignity and safety, and to enjoy healthy relationships.

School Focused Youth Service

The School Focused Youth Service is a statewide initiative aimed at ensuring that young people are well supported in their communities and remain engaged and connected to education.

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Youth Outreach

The Youth Outreach program is a free service for young people (15-25) in the Macedon Ranges Shire. The program provides confidential counselling, support and referral for young people who are using alcohol or other drugs. Young people who are affected by someone else’s use of alcohol or other drugs may also use this service to receive support, advice and information.

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Youth Housing

The Youth Housing team assists young people age 15 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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WayOut, based at Cobaw Community Health, is a state wide suicide prevention program that targets same sex attracted, bisexual and transgender young people in rural Victoria. WayOut aims to raise awareness about the needs of same sex attracted and gender diverse (SSAGD) young people and the nature and effects of discrimination in regional, remote and rural communities.

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