This three-phase program helps young people to transition from care, foster homes and group homes to independent living.
Naviga8 helps young people aged from 14 to 25 to get onto their own feet after they have lived in child protection care, foster care or group homes. Throughout the program, we provide an extensive array of services including:
Career planning, job seeking and further education/training
Support during transition from care to independence
Advocacy with government agencies and other community organisations
Support to explore accommodation with child protection care
Referrals to specialised support agencies, community groups and service providers in the region
Phase 1 (Preparation) and 2 (Transition) is for 14-17 year olds, and includes:
Initial meeting within two weeks between child protection worker, young person and Navig8 (and sometimes carer), and ongoing attendance at planning meetings
School holiday activities at Navig8
At age 16, Navig8 will work with child protection care to help organise driving lessons
At 17, more frequent meetings with caseworker and young person to take place leading up to young person exiting care
Once a young person turns 25, phase 3 (After Care) kicks in, and Navig8 assumes case management of the young person. An initial assessment and case plan is developed for the young person with a focus on:
Maintaining life skills (cooking, cleaning, budgeting etc.)
Ensuring positive support networks are created
Referring to other services as needed
Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) application for $1500
Who it’s for?
Young people aged between 14 and 25.
Referrals and Enquiries
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