The Sunrise Project

In an African-led project under the Victorian African Communities Action Plan, Odyssey House Victoria has partnered with the African Australian Welfare Bureau (AAWB), the Positive Mental Health Program (PMHP) and Youth Support and Advocacy Services (YSAS) to deliver an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) education and outreach services to African Australian youth and their families across Melbourne. 

The Sunrise Project will support African young people in Greater Dandenong, and the cities of Casey, Hume, Yarra, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley and Wyndham. We hope to build trust and capacity within the African Australian community to develop a greater understanding of substance use issues and how we can provide better support.

We are currently recruiting three bi-cultural (African) Youth AOD Outreach Workers. To learn more about the Sunrise Project or the available positions please visit the Sunrise Project website.

(Pictured above, from left to right: Peter Uzunde (Chairman, African Australian Welfare Bureau), Andrew Bruun (CEO, YSAS), Francis Acquah (Clinical Director, Positive Mental Health Program), Dr Stefan Gruenert (CEO OHV), Rosol Alamiree (General Manager, Positive Mental Health Program).