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WHAT IS MASP?
Mallee Accommodation Support Program (MASP) is a
locally based community support organisation with
a 25 year long history in the delivery of assistance to
less fortunate members of our community who may be
experiencing the difficulties of homelessness, disadvantage,
abuse, neglect or disability. MASP has established a range
of integrated services to help people in need.
The responsibility of working to assist some
of the most vulnerable members of our
community is not taken lightly by MASP's
dedicated team of workers, and through their
efforts the future well being and safety of many
needy young people, families and single adults,
WHAT IS MASP?
MASP provides support to young people and
adults living with a disability and the frail aged
through the provision of a number of discrete and
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT PACKAGES (ISPS)
MASP provides a flexible range of support and services
in the home or community to assist individuals to live
as independently as possible.
ADOLESCENT DISABILITY PROGRAM
Caters for young people with a disability and their
families by providing social group activities, one to one
behaviour modification, family support, parenting skill
development and school holiday programs.
PEER RELATIONSHIP & PROBLEM SOLVING
This program is targeted at those young people
with an intellectual disability aged 16-20, who have
displayed the necessary maturity and expressed their
wish to become more independent.
JUST REDGUM DAY PLACEMENT
This program involves the manufacture and retail
sale of a range of redgum furniture and homewares.
Participants include selected young people with a
disability supervised by paid staff (see opposite).
HACC DAY PROGRAM
MASP provides a centre-based support service which
offers daily planned activities, personal care and a
lunchtime meal for people who have a disability, are
homeless, frail/aged and socially isolated.
ASSISTANCE WITH CARE AND HOUSING FOR THE
Designed to help frail, low income older people who
are renting, in insecure housing or who are homeless,
to remain active in their community.
PLACEMENT AND FAMILY SERVICES
MASP offers a variety of programs based on
providing safe and supportive care for children
and young people who are either still at home
with their families or who are unable to live with
their own family for a period of time and require
ADOLESCENT & GENERAL FOSTER CARE
Home-based accommodation and support for children
and young people who require an out of home
care placement. The young people are placed with
trained caregivers in their own households within the
CARER RECRUITMENT, TRAINING & SUPPORT
An important aspect of the placement of children
and young people within the community is the
recruitment and training of carers.
Provides a stable living environment for young people
who are unable to live in a home-based placement.
INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICE (ICMS)
Provided to highly vulnerable young people who are
'at-risk' and who require intensive monitoring and
LEAVING CARE / AFTER CARE
Designed for young people preparing to leave or
who have left statutory care. Young people may be
provided with assistance in obtaining accommodation,
educational and career opportunities, emotional and
practical support and legal advice. The mentoring
aspect of the program aims to provide young people
leaving care with opportunities to interact with adults
in community settings and to promote personal
relationships that relieve the issues associated with
social isolation (see opposite).
The entry point into all Family Services across the
Mallee Region providing information and referral
for vulnerable children and families on behalf of
a consortium of seven integrated family service
Provides a range of service interventions to vulnerable
children and families aiming to strengthen parental
capability to provide basic care, ensure safety and
promote healthy child development.
Supports young people and their families who are
experiencing conflict and disconnection and provides
an earlier intervention response to young people who
are at risk of entering the out of home care placement
system for the first time.
ASSISTANCE WITH PLANNING
A proactive approach to planning undertaken with
people with a disability and their families to assist
them identify their goals and needs and to consider
the range of informal, community and disability
funded supports that are required.
PLACEMENT & FAMILY
ou of home care.
MASP offers a number of housing related services
and supports aimed at assisting those who are
homeless or at risk of homelessness achieve
stability in accommodation.
SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION ASSISTANCE
The SAAP program is a confidential service which aims
to provide support and assistance to people that are
homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. Within
this aim, the goals are to assist people above 15 years
of age, adults and families to resolve crisis, re-establish
family links where possible, acquire and maintain
appropriate housing and empower homeless people
to achieve their maximum level of self-reliance and
YOUNG PARENTS SUPPORT PROGRAM
Offers resources, opportunities and connections for
15-25 year olds who are pregnant or parenting and
homeless or at risk of homelessness. Individual and
group support is available.
YOUTH JUSTICE COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICE
An integrated approach to the provision of intensive
support and services to Youth Justice clients to
complement the statutory case management
undertaken by Youth Justice Units within the
Department of Human Services.
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AND MATERIAL RELIEF
MASP is funded to provide emergency relief to assist
individuals and families experiencing genuine crisis
through the provision of limited financial or other
INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT FOR INDIGENOUS
Provision of intensive support to indigenous families
and single people at risk of losing their tenancy of
140 Langtree Avenue, Mildura - Phone 5021 6500
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