Agency Referrals

Birthed in 2004 out of a desire to see people from the local church assist the community in a social justice context – COACH was designed to equip people to draw alongside and support struggling families.

COACH provides frameworks that enable this to happen in a manner that keeps mentors safe by working within clearly articulated boundaries and ensures that client families are safe with mentors.

The C.O.A.C.H program support principles are:

  1. An Ethos of Empowerment
  2. A Goal Focused Approach
  3. Utilising a Strength based approach
  4. Utilising a Client centred approach when supporting people through life challenges
  5. Working within an Ethical Framework

Discovery Community Care C.O.A.C.H program assists families in the Yarra Ranges who have at least one child, 12 years or under. For agencies outside of this area interested in the C.O.A.C.H program please contact 03 9739 6801.

If your Agency would like to make a referral to the C.O.A.C.H program, please refer to the Abridged Assessment document that highlights the criteria of involvement. For the full criteria please download the Assessment Guidelines.

  1. Agency referral form
  2. Agency consent form

Please email completed forms to

Please make your client aware that a referral does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Thank You.