Better Outcomes for Young People Leaving Care – Supported by Australia’s Largest Social Impact Bond

Compass Leaving Care is a Social Impact Bond that provides a ground-breaking program that delivers positive outcomes for younger people transitioning from Out of Home Care.

Compass is a partnership between two of Victoria’s leading social service providers, Anglicare Victoria and VincentCare Victoria, the Victorian Government, and more than 50 investors.

The COMPASS Program supports young people leaving Out of Home Care to set a positive direction at this critical time of change. It’s a simple fact that young people leaving Out of Home Care have a much tougher time transitioning to adulthood than their peers. Left without support, young care leavers can struggle to find housing, work, and adjust to life on their own. As a result, they are less likely to complete Year 12, undertake further education or get a job. They are more likely to have poorer outcomes than other people of the same age.

COMPASS is unique. It provides comprehensive support for each participant to help them make a positive start to independent living.

COMPASS is a two year program that supports young people and sets them on a positive pathway to independence. The young people have the support of a Key Worker and specialised services. The program provides different levels of housing according to need.  Some young people will continue to live with their foster of kinship carers, while others will require COMPASS housing.

COMPASS catchment areas are the following LGAs: Brimbank, Melton, Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Moonee Valley, Melbourne, Greater Bendigo, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Darebin, Whittlesea, Hume and Moreland.