The Take Hold Program

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Location: ,
Contact Person: Bryan Duke
Position: Program Coordinator
Email:
Phone: 02 6123 2402
Mobile: 0408 498 925
Street Address: 350 Antil Street Watson
Postal Address: Po box 7132 Watson ACT 2602
Website https://www.facebook.com/take.hold.9

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

Target Group
Young People aged 16-25 transitioning into or out of homelessness

Mentor Age: 21 yrs and above
Mentee Age: 16 yrs -25yrs
Privacy Policy: Yes
Child Protection Policy: Yes
Mentor Training: Yes, training is provided for mentors
Training Process of Mentors Training is 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings, 2 hours per evening.
Mentor Screening: Yes, screening is provided for mentors
Screening Process of Mentors: The potential mentors are to complete an interview with the program manager which allows the mentor to speak to program manager about the program. The potential mentor will also undergo a national police check and is required to have an ACT Working with Vulnerable Peoples Card.
Mentor Position Description: 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.
Mentor Minimum Commitment: The proposed length of the relationship is 12 months with a commitment of an average of 5 hours per fortnight. Training, supervision and support provided for mentors.
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