Asista Mentoring Program
The Asista Mentoring Program matches young women with a volunteer female mentor who offers support, friendship and fun to the mentee along her path to independence.
The program encourages personal development, new experiences and opportunities for young women and their mentors through fortnightly social and recreational activities.
Fun “Community Day” activities are held throughout the year to provide mentors and mentees the opportunity to take part in activities and meet other participants.
The young women in the Asista Mentoring program are aged between 12 and 18, live in the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne, and have involvement with the Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Protection system.
The young women may not have strong family or community supports due to a range of complex issues. Young women referred may be living in a residential unit, at home with one or both parents.
Asista mentors are volunteers and do not have a social worker role. The program provides volunteers with strong ongoing support through consistent training and supervision. Some funds are available for match activities.
This program is funded through the Department of Human Services.
For further information or enquires please contact:
Asista Mentoring Program Coordinator
141 Leicester Street, Carlton 3053
p. 03 8341 8731
f. 03 9349 3633