The Asista program is a mentoring program for girls aged 12-18 in the child protection system, linking them with a positive female role model to build self-esteem, resilience and confidence.
Running for 20 years, the program has consistently delivered positive outcomes for young women and their mentors. Asista gives young women in the child protection system the positive role models and influences they need to become strong, resilient adults.
To find out more or get involved, contact Helen.Coelho@ywca.org.au.
Here are some videos about the ASISTA program and the great mentor/mentee relationships that can develop!
Volunteer with Asista
The ASISTA mentoring program encourages personal development, new experiences and opportunities for young women and their mentors through fortnightly social and recreational activities. All mentor volunteers are provided with strong, ongoing support, training and supervision. Mentors are asked to commit to the program for a minimum of 12 months, with a requirement of two-six hours fortnightly face-to-face contact with your mentee. It is also essential to have a drivers licence and access to a car.
ASISTA is run in greater metropolitan Melbourne.
Asista has been assessed as compliant to the requirements of Human Services Standards. Applicable to organisations funded by the Victoria State Government and the Department of Human Services in respect of Provision of community services work to create opportunities for women facing disadvantage. Funded Activity Code 31217 Child Placement Support Services. License Number HSS0026. Registration date: 12/12/2017. Certification Date: 27/03/2018. Expiry Date: 27/03/2021. Sharon McMeekin.
It complies with the following standards: ISO 9001:2015 for the following scope of registration – Provision of community services work to create opportunities for women facing disadvantage. Funded Activity Code 31217 Child Placement Support Services. License Number QMS0026. Registration Date: 27/03/2018. Expiration date: 27/03/2021. Sharon McMeekin.