Supporting Young People

We’ve been working with young people across north-east Victoria since 1989, supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Our youth services include case management, outreach, leaving care, counselling, parenting skills enhancement, early intervention and prevention support, life skills, accommodation, mentoring, one to one tutoring and residential care.

If you are unsure how we can support you, please contact our Intake Officer on 02 6043 7400.

We were selected by the Department of Education & Training as one of eight service providers across the state to deliver Navigator – a pilot program to support young people aged 12 to 17 to re-engage with an education or training pathway.

If you know a young person who could benefit from Navigator, please contact the Local Navigator Coordinator Colleen Drury on 0417 869 247 or

Read more about Navigator’s success so far in the Ovens Murray Area (Wodonga to Mansfield)

Choice Learning Space: Pathways for Years 7-12 is a partnership between Junction Support Services and the Department of Education and Training (through Wodonga Senior Secondary and Wodonga Middle Years Colleges). Choice supports young people to re-engage in education in a different learning space and transition back into mainstream schools. There is a high level of support for students, including transport for those who need help getting to and from school.
Choice is based at Gateway Village in Wodonga. All referral and enrolments for new students come through Junction Support Services. Enquiries: 02 6043 7400

The TAC L2P Program assists learners between 16 and 21 years of age, who do not have access to a supervising driver or car, to gain the driving experience required to apply for a probationary licence.

Young people are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors who are given access to a car to provide 120 supervised driving hours to the learner.

Have a look at our video below to see what Codi and her driving mentor Pam have to say about their experience in L2P.

To be eligible, learners must:

  • have a Victorian Learner’s permit
  • be aged between 16 – 21 years old
  • have limited access to a vehicle, supervising driver, and finances for driving tuition.

If this sounds like you, you can download the Learner Driver Application Form here. Download the Learner Driver Code of Conduct here.

Volunteer Driver Mentors are not required to teach the learner how to drive. The learner will complete a minimum of three lessons with a professional driving instructor prior to commencing with their Volunteer Driver Mentor.

If you would like to get involved as a TAC L2P Driver Mentor, you must have:

  • a current full drivers licence
  • be over 25 years of age
  • undergo a police check, working with childrens check, and driver history check.
  • willing to complete 6 hours of VicRoads driver mentor training
  • be able to commit to 1 hour per week for a minimum of 12 months.

If this sounds like you, you can download the Driver Mentor Expression of Interest Form here. Download the Driver Mentor Code of Conduct here.

For enquiries, please get in touch with the TAC L2P Coordinator 02 6043 7400 or

This program aims to provide support and assistance to young people (15-25 year olds) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and are pregnant or have a child. The aim of this program is to strengthen their life and parenting skills and focus on obtaining and maintaining stable accommodation.

Enquiries: 02 6043 7400.

This program provides intensive response and longer term support for young people (15-25 year olds) who are homeless or at significant risk of homelessness and have complex support needs. We support young people to attain and sustain independent living.

Enquiries: 02 6043 7400.

Our Intake Worker is the primary point of contact for new clients and offers a flexible response in meeting the needs of children, young people, single adults and families looking to access our programs. External services and members of the community can contact the Intake Worker to discuss possible referrals.

Enquiries: 02 6043 7400.

This program offers case management support to young people (15-25 years old) and accompanying children, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We strengthen young people’s independent living skills and if necessary parenting skills, by addressing any identified barriers (mental health, drug and alcohol misuse etc) and to support them to obtain and sustain stable accommodation.

Enquiries: 02 6043 7400.

This 13-week early intervention program aims to prevent Child Protection involvement in families with 12-17 year olds. This program is a holistic case management service, which includes regular contact with parents, school support and emotional and social support. Community members are able to make referrals. Enquiries: 02 6043 7400.


We provide emergency accommodation for young people 16-17 in the Wodonga area.  Our refuge helps young people get back on track and either get back home or learn the skills to live on their own and secure permanent accommodation.

If you a young person and do not have a safe place to sleep, please phone us on 02 6043 7454 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

If you need help after hours, please phone 1800 825 955 (line operated after hours by Salvation Army Crisis Service).

We provide short and long-term out of home care for young people who cannot live at home with their natural families, with kinship carers or foster carers.

Young people living in out of home care may have experienced trauma such as child abuse, neglect or violence and have complex needs.

Our teams of carers provide around-the-clock care for small groups of young people in houses that we try to make as homelike as possible. Our carers support young people to make positive lifestyle choices and develop independent living skills.

We are committed to providing high quality services to ensure safety and stability for young people in out of home care.

The Department of Health and Human Services makes all referrals for young people to live in out of home care.

Young people who have experienced trauma such as child abuse, neglect or violence have multiple and complex needs.

Victoria has led the way in the establishment of Therapeutic Residential Care for young people and there is evidence it helps young people achieve better outcomes. (Source: Residential Care Matters report by Commission for Children and Young People)

At our dedicated Therapeutic Residential Care Houses, our specially trained and skilled team provide intensive care to at-risk young people, giving them a place to heal and recover.

Our carers are trained to understand the effects of trauma and provide a healing environment for young people placed in care by the Department of Health and Human Services.

This program provides accommodation for two young people between 15 and 18 years of age who are experiencing homelessness and need support to develop their independent living skills.

Enquiries: 02 6043 7400

Our Young Mums Unit (YUMS) is a safe place in the Wodonga area where we support pregnant women and new mothers between the ages of 15 and 25 who have been homeless, are at risk of homelessness or are in need of intensive support.

YUMS is a safe place for young mothers to bond with their babies and be supported. We provide a positive environment and work with the young parents on parenting skills, life skills and help them take steps towards independent living.

The property is owned by Rural Housing and can house two young mums and their children. Each family has their own bedroom and bathroom and they share a communal kitchen, family room and backyard.

Please join our campaign to refurbish YUMS to make it more homely.  Click here to donate now.

To refer a young mum or mum-to-be, please contact our Intake Worker on 02 6043 7400.


Therapeutic group work to help families heal and recover from grief, violence, abuse and trauma. Participants build resilience and develop stronger relationships within the community.

Enquiries: 02 6043 7400

“I’m not as stressed out”

12-year-old boy

“I have more confidence and acceptance in myself”

15-year-old girl

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