The Southport Youth Support Service was established by Melbourne City Mission in 1987, to support young people in the areas of South Melbourne and Port Melbourne. The service was set up to work collaboratively with local government, other services and local businesses to respond to a wide range of issues for young people including education, employment, health and recreation. It included supported accommodation for young people who needed to live away from their parents. The service was closed in 2000 as Melbourne Citymission (the organisation's new name) made a conscious decision to focus on youth homelessness issues.
Sources used to compile this entry: James Jenkinson Consulting, Guide to out-of-home care services 1940-2000 - Volume One: Agency Descriptions, Department of Human Services, Unpublished, November 2001, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/DHS.3004.011.0367.pdf.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 27 November 2009, Last modified: 23 April 2013