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Through direct action programs people in need in the local area are reached and supported.

Bayswater North and surrounding suburbs have a diversity of needs and many of its residents have few support mechanisms such as a functioning extended family. We attempt to meet these needs in practical ways with a mix of paid and volunteer staff that welcome anyone into our extended community life.

Youth and Family Therapy (YaFT)
Youth and Family Therapy (YaFT)


Mobile: 0428877384                        


YaFT supports young people and their families in times of need.

YaFT reaches young people via outreach support, counselling, small group work and Bush Adventure Therapy. YaFT partners with schools, refuges, youth agencies, churches and other community groups, individuals and families.

The team aims to work alongside each young person to help them work through life issues, to discover strategies which better develop healthy and meaningful relationships with their families, friends and communities.

Outdoor activities with a bush adventure therapy focus include a 5 month Bush Therapy program with an 8 day sailing trip on the Gippsland Lakes. Day trips include: surfing, rock climbing, mountain bike riding, snowboarding, caving & river sledding and bush walks.

YaFT also provides professional and student supervision, debriefing, secondary consultation, training and lecturing to other youth workers in the field.

YaFT thanks; 3 Fold Resources Community Development, Melbourne City Mission, Xplore, partner agencies and many supportive individuals.

Robert is a Youth and Family Therapist with over 28 years’ experience in the field and is a Clinical Member of Australian Assoc. of Family Therapists (AAFT) and the Australian Association of Bush Adventure Therapy (AABAT).

The Brink
The Brink


Tuesday 10am (includes lunch)

The Brink is an art and craft drop in centre for isolated and lonely members of the community to engage. The program runs for 4 hours every week.  A light lunch and coffee is available for a minimal fee.

One of the projects of the Brink community has been to make a Butterfly Quilt for The Butterfly Children’s Hospice in China.

Breakfast Club

This feeds students at Bayswater Secondary College and promotes good nutrition and learning.

Food Bank
Food Bank

TLC Support Inc. operates a food bank that provides food relief for people living in the postcode area (3153) facing financial hardship, unemployment, poverty and difficult circumstances. 

Food donations are received from the church community and the Vic Relief Foodbank program, a program of Foodbank Australia which is a charity.

Food Parcels available from the TLC Office:

Monday & Tuesday 1 - 4pm

Fresh Youth Theatre
Fresh Youth Theatre

‘Our aim is to have a positive impact on young people’s lives by providing them with life long lessons through creative experience’


FRESH is a youth focused initiative of TLC Support Inc. It is a self-esteem building and personal development program specifically designed for secondary school aged young people in difficult life situations.

FRESH provides a forum for self-expression and social engagement, healthy risk-taking and a sense of belonging.

Thursdays 4.30pm – 7.00pm

 265 Canterbury Rd, Bayswater North

Two Performance seasons a year

Facilitated by skilled and qualified teachers, performance artists, directors and youth workers.

Refugee Community Programs
Refugee Community Programs


Karen Tutoring

This program provides reading, homework, conversational English assistance   and preparation for Australian Citizenship tests to refugees of Burmese background who live in the local area by volunteer Tutors.

Community Garden

A community garden space for growing vegetables to meet essential food needs and develop gardening skills.

Learning Together Karen Women’s Group

Friday morning 10am -12.00noon during school terms

A craft and cooking group for Karen Refugee Women.  This is a great opportunity to socialize and learn new skills. Each week we practice conversational English as we learn together.

Click on this link for further information on the Learning Together program.

About us

We offer a range of social and support programs that serve a wide variety of alienated and disengaged community members 

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TLC Support Inc.
265 Canterbury Rd
Bayswater North Vic 3153
03 9729 6555
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