WE HAVE PROGRAMS FOR:
Youth Justice Program:
We provide intensive life skills, emotional education, employment training, wisdom training, case management and other supportive services to youth involved in youth justice, are homeless or experiencing abuse at home. Our mission is to promote self sufficiency among the youth most in need. We offer our services to T2S programs and Restorative Justice cases.
Walk Of Life Training inc. (WOLTi) focus is to assist disengaged youth who have broken up schooling, are in trouble with the law, are homeless or suffer from abuse in their homes. To access the youth most in need we work at the Brisbane Youth Detention Center (BYDC) at Wacol, where most young people are not only in detention, but also suffer Drug and alcohol addictions, have learning disabilities, mental illness, abandonment and abuse. They are also at high risk of suicide and live in families caught in the cycle of generational unemployment therefore only look forward to a life dependent on welfare. The young people at the BYDC come from many locations in Queensland. We currently assist young people from the areas of Gold Coast, Logan, Western district, Scenic rim, Ipswich and Brisbane however, this year as our capacity grows we intend to cover every area from Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast. We also work closely with many Youth Justice Offices and are on a few T2S reference groups, working very closely with these departments with a focus to lower the re-offense
rate of young detainees.
As a result of our work, participating with WOLTI will be completely supported in an inclusive environment, have career education, marketable employment and life skills, be employed in jobs that have defined career paths for continual growth and advancement, and will overall be more self-sufficient. They will be connected to the community, country and where possible extended family.
This mobile service will ensure young people who are sleeping rough, couch surfing or struggling to maintain a tenancy, can get help no matter where they are! Poor social supports can be associated with homelessness and increased risk of repeated or long term homelessness.
WOLTi provides assistance with and links to temporary emergency shelter and other basic needs, health care, counseling, employment, education, case management, and family reunification services.
Whilst WOLTi ‘s Mobile Homeless Youth Assistance Program's first priority is to make sure the young people are not in danger and has current stable living arrangements, it also includes Life Skills training, Emotional Education, Foundation and Employability skills program that provides job readiness and employment training and related support services to assist youth at risk not only gain but also maintain a stable and happy home life.
Of Life Training Inc. provides intensive case management and other supportive services to high risk youth, and provide free education programs aimed at developing core life skills to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Our mission is to ensure that the young people have the support they need to build a life without being at risk of abuse in the future and promote self sufficiency among disengaged youth for a productive and prosperous transition into adulthood. Caring for and supporting young people (YP) through free Youth-at-risk services which
includes but is not limited to; establishing emergency accommodation if when needed, delivery of food parcels, home visits, provision of fuel or transport cards for YP to get to important appointments, assist in name change process for transgender participants, referral to other community services or professional assistance such as counselling etc
WOLTi also aims to provide education support, job readiness training, vocational skills development, entrepreneurship training, case management services and other intensive supportive services to youth at risk. As a result of our work disengaged youth participating in WOLTI will have foundational education skills, marketable employment & vocational skills, be employed in careers that have defined career paths for continual growth and advancement, and will overall be more self-sufficient. These attributes will allow them to support themselves, and change their viewpoint for success in life.
One on one meetings throughout the program with each participant to assist to make appropriate referrals to other community programs, training organisations and employer connections such as traineeships, work experience or job searching strategies.
WOLTi is wholistic, wrap-around program therefore, we continue assistance one-on-one helping with personal needs such as food baskets, name change, opening bank accounts, finding safe accomodation, centrelink paperwork, employment advice, interview techniques and basic employment attire or safety gear etc.
We are Public Benevolent
Institution (PBI) and Donor Gift
Recipient (DGR) endorsed by ATO.
WOLTi provides intensive life skills, emotional education, employment training, case management and other supportive services to youth involved in youth justice, are homeless or experiencing abuse at home. Our mission is to promote self sufficiency among the youth most in need.
The Young people we assist have had a difficult upbringing and have learned many bad habits leading them to making more and more wrong decisions. Many reside in homes where there is domestic violence, have been abused and used to commit crimes by care givers; they also have addictions, mental illness, and very limited schooling where most of them have been to detention numerous times.
Many of these participants have a very unsafe home or are homeless all together; some even re-offend intentionally because detention is safer than their home. The majority do not believe they have any abilities and can never succeed at anything other than crime and they have no guidance or appropriate support at home.
With the assistance of the WOLTi program the young people have the opportunity to experience the life skills they have missed out due to their circumstances and learn to discover their natural skills which eventually forms the base of a career plan. In our experience, every time young people are offered a non-judgemental environment, are understood, cared for and believed in, they always react positively and very quickly start believing in themselves and start to change. Suddenly, they feel they have a chance to succeed and we help keep them motivated and safe so they apply the necessary effort to change their life around.
According to Human Development Principles, there is an inherent change every human being goes through in their teenage years, going from child to adulthood. During this period, there is an opportunity for them to not only change to adulthood, but also to a more positive life given the right information and positive emotional support. With the WOLTi program, they understand they have a choice and almost 100% of the time they choose to be independent and be in charge of their own future and do something positive for themselves.
To creatively provide vulnerable Youth with the tools and knowledge they need to effectively plan and develop their future and connection to possible pathways.
Walk of Life Training Inc (WOLTi) is a Charitable and Not-For-Profit organisation established to provide case management services to Disconnected Youth.
Our aim is to interject at a very crucial point of a Young Person’s life therefore WOLTi runs their intervention and redirection program at
Youth Detention centres and Youth Justice Centres working very closely with these departments with a focus to lower the
re-offense rate of young detainees.
* Caring for and supporting Young People (YP) through free Youth-at-risk services which includes but not limited to; establishing
emergency accommodation if when needed, delivery of food parcels, home visits, provision of fuel or transport cards for YP to get to important appointments, assist in name change process for transgender participants, referral to other community services or professional assistance such as counselling etc,
* Operating a hostel/midway home for Young people being released from youth detention or young people who are homeless to provide relief and a better transition into the community in a holistic way through life skills training whilst at the hostel.
Integrity, Justice, Life Balance, Equality, and Self-sufficiency.
Disengaged Indigenous: This program which is currently in development is focused on Disengaged Indigenous People living in remote areas who will have the opportunity to overcome poverty and the feeling of helplessness in two ways. Through the WOLTI Career Orientation Program which will empower them, demonstrating real employment possibilities to consider relocation; or secondly, for those who would not consider relocating, we will create local employment in the form of indigenous workshop sheds, fitted with video training and equipment for them to engage in the production of art & crafts. We will market these products on-line creating a source income for them without the need to relocate.
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