JumpStart is a program where two or three compatible young people in care share accommodation for a period of approximately two years prior to their actual transition to independent living. The program provides stable accommodation, support and a structured learning environment to equip them with the skills and knowledge to live independently in the community.
JumpStart provides training and skills development for young people to assist them to:
Upon their exit from care, JumpStart will have provided program participants with the opportunity to have a steady job or be undertaking a study program which will give them:
To assist with the transition, DCR works with the young people involved to assist with the transfer of the lease of the property and secure for them, funding and supply and personal ownership of furniture, white goods and equipment. This provides them with a stable living environment without the hassle.