Artemis Place Society operates Artemis Place Secondary School and the Artemis Young Parent Program which includes the Artemis Child Care Centre.
The Artemis Place Society began in 1971 as a result of some caring educators identifying a gap in options for young women who were facing significant life challenges and not able to succeed in the regular school system. Now, over 40 years later, Artemis continues to offer programming to the same population as it did in its origins.
Artemis welcomes young women from the ages of 15 to 19 who face barriers to success such as mental health challenges, poverty, foster-care, independent living, and some of the young women are pregnant or parenting. Artemis Place provides a nurturing and holistic community that address students’ emotional and social needs in addition to their schooling, allowing them to reach their potential. Artemis staff facilitates each student's goal-setting and achievement while considering her strengths, challenges, interests and needs. For the young mothers, Artemis provides an enriched child-care centre for their babies and toddlers up to age 3 as well as a parenting education and peer support program.
Artemis Place works collaboratively with many agencies in Victoria to connect students to other resources enabling them to meet all their needs that are impacting their success. Artemis receives funding from a range of sources but also must constantly fundraise to balance the budget and deliver the high quality and enriched programming that Artemis has become known for.
What People Are Saying
"I came to Artemis Place pregnant at the young age of 16. Staff guided me by assisting with my education and life skills. They offered incredible support by maintaining an open door policy. I was able to talk to someone when I needed it most. Artemis gave me the courage and confidence I needed."