The Youth Junction is reminding Westsiders that they are available to support struggling young people during this time. Designed to support local disadvantaged youth with an array of options, including education, employment, training, mental health and legal support, the Youth Junction focuses on minimising risk of youth interaction with the Criminal Justice System.

They recognise how difficult times of crisis can be and are reminding local youth that their support systems are still accessible if needed – their case managers are available via email and over the phone. They have also been working alongside Brimbank City Council to provide food support to young people struggling financially within the Brimbank area.

CEO Jo Malcolm-Black also wants young people who may be facing homelessness to be aware that are offering non-perishable food hampers, hygiene /sanitary packs and disposal masks to those that cannot afford these products.

“We understand it is a difficult time, and if there is anything we can help you with please contact us. You can follow our social media for the latest updates/info and guides”.

For any young person experiencing a crisis TYJI has a response team at The Visy Cares Hub located at 80b Harvester Road Sunshine, or 9091 8200 and who can offer support. The Youth Junction Inc. goal is to continue to support young people and create opportunities during this global crisis.

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