We are improving the health and well-being of Yarra's children and young people. 

A partnership of around 20 Yarra organisations is reducing youth problem behaviours, including harmful substance use, low academic achievement, early school leaving, sexual risk-taking, and violence.

Called Communities That Care, the approach applies up-to-date knowledge, research, and community participation to foster health behaviour and social commitment among children and youth.

CTC partners include schools, the Department of Human Services, and Victoria Police, and the Neighbourhood Justice Centre, and is led by Yarra City Counsel,

We join 17 CTC communities in Victoria including Mornington Peninsula, Myrtleford, Knox, Geelong, Cardinia, Warrnambool, East Gippsland and Bendigo. 

Worldwide some 800 communities use the program.

Get involved

For more information about CTC in Yarra, please contact Bella Laidlaw – Yarra Communities That Care Program Leader on (03) 9426 1506.

www.communitiesthatcare.org.au (External link)


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