While many counselling and support services are based around delivery models that require a person to come and access programs, we understand that the majority of those who are vulnerable and in greatest need of support will not reach out.
Life-Gate’s outreach team take the crisis assistance, counselling and material aid to those who are battling and isolated rather than waiting for them to come to us. Our outreach programs include a weekly street outreach service, art-therapy and mentoring for at-risk youth in our COLOUR of HOPE program and community BBQ events.
Our street outreach workers are out on the streets late at night every week – rain, hail or shine – to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable youth, individuals and families. What do we do? Every night is different. Our team patrol the streets on foot, carrying basic necessities, and as we encounter those in need,… Continue reading Street Outreach
Since our beginnings, Life-Gate have provided hot meals – out on the streets of our community – as part of our street outreach service. While we’re not primarily a meal provider, we have found the meals are a wonderful way of connecting with families in need and building trust and rapport as we seek to… Continue reading MEALS for CHANGE
The COLOUR of HOPE is powerful art-therapy based program for at-risk youth. Launched in 2012 in partnership with McClelland College (Frankston) this 17 week program offers a combination of full-day workshops and weekly art classes combined with life-skills education, one on one mentoring and personal counselling. The program aims to instil in each young person… Continue reading COLOUR of HOPE