I am writing to provide you with an update about our services that we have amended in response to the most recent Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).
Working with young people is the core business of what we do here at TYJI; our services are here to help through difficult times by providing support and advice. This is one such time. In recent months young people, more than any other age cohort, have been affected by job losses (Labour Force Statisics show that in one month alone, an estimated 213,000 young people aged 15-24 lost their jobs. More recently, with stage 4 restrictions in place an estimated of another 250 000 jobs will be lost) resulting in economic instability which impacts housing and the ability to meet basic needs.
Recent instruction from the state government asks us to work together to try to stop the spread of this disease. Our part in this impacts both how we deliver service and how we support our people.
For our current clients, we will continue to be available to you by phone and email. We are digitally enabled and connected, so this will not change the advice and guidance that you will continue to receive from our youth workers. This means that all correspondence and documents should be sent to us by email instead of in person. We will be continuing to take on new clients where we are able.
We are able to support you in cases of emergency. Please contact your case manager directly or The Youth Junction Inc. on (03) 9091 8200 if you have any concerns or questions, or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 for additional support.
If you are feeling unwell see https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
Latest updates can be found at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update
Be safe out there.