Why Early Intervention?

The Geelong Project is a ground breaking early intervention program, which through community and cross sector collaboration, works to identify high-risk individuals and provide a range of early intervention services to prevent young people becoming homeless. The project aims to support young people AND their families by providing dedicated case workers who work with young people at risk, integrating support from schools and agencies.

The work of the team will be underpinned by Research and Development that builds new partnerships and pathways between schools and community agencies and develops common tools and approaches to assist school and community sector workers.
The direct benefit for the Geelong community will be that many young people who have issues at home and school will be able to access greater support from an interdisciplinary team of youth, family, education and employment, disability, mental health and drug and alcohol professionals.

For more information, click here ‘Effective Interventions for working with Young People’