TAKE HOLD is a Mentoring and Living Skills Program. This service is part of a suite of programs working collaboratively, aimed at substantially reducing the ACT homeless population. The primary aim of the program is to support young people (16-25) who are transitioning into or out of homelessness, to develop the life skills necessary to connect them into their community and avoid homelessness. This is done through mentoring and living skills development. We run living skills groups and work one to one with clients. We also can provide mentors to work with young people one to one.
The mentor works collaboratively to support an individual mentee in the development of their skills and capacities as they redevelop their healthy connection with community.
Purpose of the Program:
To support young people experiencing homelessness.
To help the young person to engage or reengage with education/training
To help the young person to engage or reengage with employment
To help the young person to reengage with their family
To help the young person connect or reconnect with their community
To support the young person as they progress through crises accommodation to transitional accommodation into a Housing ACT tenancy, community housing or private rental tenancy
To help the young person obtain and maintain a Housing ACT tenancy
Young People aged 16-25 transitioning into or out of homelessness