Service vital for our youth
|16/11/2018||Posted by admin under 南京夜网||
JUNCTION Support Services provides youth counselling, case management and care across Wodonga, Wangaratta and Shepparton, but funding for these services is now in doubt.
The National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness runs out on June 30, and while the Victorian government has committed $23million to continue the program, the federal government is yet to make a similar pledge and says that will have to wait until the May budget.
Junction Support Services’ share of the funding is worth a little more than $1million, and without it, programs that support children and young adults experiencing homelessness and family violence may be lost.
The wait for confirmation as to whether or not the funding will be continued leaves staff in limbo and unable to plan for the service’s ongoing delivery.
Junction’s children’s program is the only one of its kind in the region and in the past financial year has supported about 450 clients from across the North East.
Rosie Batty’s selection as Australian of the Year has highlighted domestic violence, and the same interest should be shown to maintaining the resources helping those exposed to family violence and the homelessness that often results.
This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.