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Better Futures/Home Stretch

Our youth programs provide support to young people in out of home care to reach their goals in transitioning from care.

Our programs support young people aged between 16 and 21.


We are committed to improving life outcomes for young people living in or, leaving residential out-of-home care.

Better Futures

Better Futures workers engage early with young people in care and their support networks, including carers, case managers and care teams. A Better Futures worker provides secondary consultation to the care team, lending expertise to the transition planning process which may include assisting young people to plan for and meet their goals for living arrangements, education, employment, health and well-being and community connections.

WCIG acts as the single point of Common Intake, working with partnered organisations to deliver Better Futures to Melbourne’s Western and Brimbank Melton areas.

Home Stretch 

Home Stretch is a ground-breaking initiative that helps every Victorian young person in care with support to transition to adulthood and a place to call home until their 21st birthday.

Home Stretch funding can include an accommodation allowance, case work support and flexible funding to facilitate the young person’s access to education, employment and health and wellbeing supports. For more information on Home Stretch, visit: Home Stretch – DFFH Service Providers.

To find out more about Better Futures or WCIG’s youth programs, call us on (03) 9689 3437 or contact us using the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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