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About Westcare 1

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The Salvation Army Westcare

Established in 1981, The Salvation Army Westcare has been providing specialised Out of Home Care services to babies, children, young people and their families for over 30 years.

We are committed to providing flexible and responsive support to children and young people who cannot reside with their families of origin.

Westcare operates in Melbourne's western region with key offices in Sunshine and Melton. Our services extend from Footscray to Melton, Sunbury to Werribee.

About Us

Westcare delivers programs to children and young people considered to be at risk and in need of community support.

These services include alternative living arrangements such as Foster Care and Lead Tenant housing; Education Support programs for those kids excluded from the mainstream school system; and Transitional support.

Most Westcare programs are only accessible through DHHS referral. However, young people aged 16-25 may request Westcare's Transitional Supported Accommodation for Youth (TSAY) directly or through another agency.  

We Care

Westcare is a strong advocate for its clients. We strive for sector-wide improvement through research and training. 

Along with other service providers, Westcare contributes to sector learning and developemnt through the provision of nationally accredited specialist training. We draw upon the extensive theoretical and practical experience of our dedicated staff.  

QIC QIP Accreditation
NRT

Our Goals

  1. To promote the social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and developmental wellbeing of every child and young person in our care.

  2. To support our staff and volunteers: What we do for kids and their families, we do for each other.

  3. To foster a workplace committed to ongoing learning and professional development.

  4. To ensure staff and carers have access to the resources they need to work with young people and their families effectively.

  5. To advocate for social justice and wellbeing for all children.

Our Partners

It takes a village to raise a child. Westcare works alongside DHHS and other service providers to ensure each of the young people in our care have access to the right support for their individual situations.

DHHS
CCYP
CFECFW
Take Two
ACF
VACCA
Anglicare
MacKillop
RCH