NELLEN has forged strong partnerships with a host of education providers, support services and community organisations, working with these entities to facilitate projects and programs to help young people transition from dependence to independence.

NE Tracks LLEN

Operating in the local government areas of Benalla, Wangaratta and Mansfield, the NE TRACKS Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) supports young people 10-19 years of age and works with schools and other organisations to achieve higher rates of school retention and participation in education, training and employment.

NELLEN and NE TRACKS are collaborating on the three-staged Workforce Development Project, which will strengthen pathways for young people into training and employment in two industries in the Ovens Murray region—Agriculture/Horticulture, and Health Care and Social Assistance. The project is focused on consultation with local stakeholders, identifying partners and the development of a replicable model of practice, which has resulted in scanning the local secondary schools’ delivery capabilities and potential, as well as sourcing national ‘best practice’ examples.

Communities That Care Alpine

Communities That Care (CTC) has been operating in Myrtleford since 2009, while Communities That Care Alpine (CTCA) is a coalition formed in May 2015 to build on the work previously undertaken by CTC Myrtleford. The aim of CTCA is to reduce problem behaviours for young people in the Alpine Shire by:

  • Identifying social issues which are predictive of adverse outcomes for families and young people
  • Delivering evidence-based programs and services to reduce the harmful effect of problem behaviours through a community action plan.

Junction Support Services

Beginning in Wangaratta in 1989, Central Hume Support Services became Junction Support Services in 2011. This change reflects their work as a not-for-profit organisation that supports people in North-East Victoria who are disadvantaged through  poverty, homelessness, family breakdown, social isolation, family violence, mental ill health and drug and alcohol addiction.

Junction Support Services aims to create communities without disadvantage by working with individuals and families to support them to achieve their full potential.