Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) have developed information and advice on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic impacts those experiencing family violence and their friends and family.
Thorne Harbour Health have developed an LGBTIQ+ phone support service during the COVID crisis. It offers peer support, food support and assistance with housing insecurity.
Free shower program Maroondah City Council in partnership with Winter Shelter are offering a shower program at a temporary location until regular services can be restored.
Pathways to Resilience provides a range of integrated therapeutic responses to support adults, young people and children who have experienced family violence. Services in the outer east metropolitan region are provided through Uniting, Safe Futures Foundation, EACH, Family Access Network (FAN) and the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF).
This infographic explains the basics of what COVID-19 is, and what it can mean for stress levels in both children and the adults who care for them, and supporting families beyond.
On 29 April 2020, the Victorian Government announced a $45 million fund to support international students in Victoria facing hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The fund is being delivered in partnership with Victoria’s tertiary education providers.
The portal highlights key information and updates about COVID-19, including the latest news in English, and visitors can then select one of more than 60 languages to browse coverage produced by SBS in that language.
The portal provides one place where the many Australians who speak a language other than English can come to for the latest news and resources across more than 60 languages, produced by SBS Radio and SBS News.
The Community Houses Association of the Outer eastern Suburbs (CHAOS Inc) is a network of 30 Neighbourhood and community houses and centres across Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs.
Current COVID-19 restrictions require people to stay home and self isolate, meaning many people, especially those unable to use or without access to technology, may be cut off from their normal social support networks and feel very lonely and isolated.
In response to this we have created a toll free line where people can simply ring and have a chat. It is not therapeutic or for crisis, just a friendly person on the other end of the phone.
We've collated a list of useful resources to help parents and children during COVID-19. These include tools for parents to help children undersatnd the virus and activities to help them whilst isolated at home.
This factsheet provides advice, tips and resources to help you support your child’s continuity of learning from home.
To increase physical distancing across the population and prevent the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), children in government schools will move to remote and flexible learning and care at the commencement of Term 2.
Consumer Affairs Victoria has established a COVID-19 page providing information about a range of areas regulated by CAV including: housing, evictions, products and services, event cancellations and refunds.
The Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria handle most complaints about energy and water issues, providing Victorian customers with free, accessible, informal and fast dispute resolution.
Proudly run by Family Access Network and funded through City of Whitehorse. This Young Mums Group will be running during Term 2 but it will have a different look!
The group will run every Tuesday at 12pm and Thursday at 10am during the school term via Zoom.
Statewide Childrens Resource Program have collated a list of activity ideas for families whose children might be at home from school either now or in the future.
The Inner East ‘TRAK Forward’ Program (Therapeutic Recovery for Adults and Kids) is a collaborative partnership between Anglicare Victoria, Drummond Street and Relationship Matters.
TRAK Forward offers a range of therapeutic interventions to support the recovery of people, including children, who are moving forward away from the impact of Family Violence. TRAK Forward applies a trauma-informed, phase based treatment framework.
Developed by the Council of single mothers and their children, this information sheet provides suggestions on assistance available to help parents meet the cost of their children's education.
St Kilda Mums can provide everything a family needs to welcome their baby home from the hospital. This could include a cot, pram, car seat, bouncer, breast pump, change mat, toiletries, nappies wipes, clothing and linen, books, toys and many other essentials from an extensive list of 66 items.
All goods are distributed by Maternal and Child Health Nurses and social workers from more than 250 partner agencies across Victoria.
Headspace Psychologist now available for appointments in Monash!
Free & Confidential support for young people aged 12 – 25.
Available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays at MYS Glen Waverley.
Call 9518 3900 or email YRC.Reception@monash.vic.gov.au to book or for more information.
Infoxchange and Telstra have partnered to offer the Telstra Top-up program, which provides a complimentary $30 recharge to those who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and/or family violence.
The program is now available to specialist housing providers via Infoxchange’s SHIP, CIMS and SRS case management systems across Australia. Any client of these eligible providers who is impacted by homelessness and/or family violence can access the free recharge, provided they are a Telstra pre-paid mobile phone customer.
This new method of distribution replaces the program previously known as the “Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile Recharge Program”. This program involved the distribution of physical recharge cards and formally ended on 30 June 2019.
Level Playground is a project for parents, caregivers and early childhood educators that provides helpful information and activities to support them in the day to day work of raising children free from gender stereotypes.
Fearful and anxious behaviour is common in young children, especially as they come across new situations and experiences.
Most children learn to cope with different fears and worries; however, some children react more quickly or intensely to situations they find threatening and find it hard to get their anxious feelings under control.
In this parenting session, we will discuss some of the underlying reasons why challenging toddler behaviour occurs and explore respectful ways to set clear limits while maintaining a loving connection, which in turn will result in day to day life becoming calmer and happier for the whole family.
Food Aid program in the Templestowe area for individuals or families struggling with everyday financial commitments, like food.
This kit is designed for support workers and advocates who assist people affected by family violence. The purpose of the kit is to help people in rental housing to know their rights, have a secure home and limit any financial loss.
Eastern Health are running a group for parents and pre-school aged children, for families where there is a parent experiencing mental health challenges, and/or the family has experience of family violence.
A brochure listing over 200 activities, programs, groups and events conducted at the 30 community houses across the Outer East of Melbourne. A great way of letting people know about the amazing range of programs that are available to the community, including support activites and food services.
Pathways to Homes is an assertive outreach program delivered by wellways in t he local government area of Maroondah. It is part of the Victorian Government Rough Sleeping Action Plan, a Two-year pilot program running across Victoria.
Pathways to Homes is an assertive outreach program delivered by Wellways in the local government area of Maroondah. It is part of the Victorian Government Rough Sleeping Action Plan, a two-year pilot program running across Victoria.
Pathways to Home will engage with people experiencing rough sleeping and support them to connect with their community. The program will work alongside exisitn services and collaborate to support participants to secure a home and live a meaningful life.
Are you 15-25 years old and interested in attending a free lgbtqi+ specific program run by a specialist employment service?
1 January 2019 energy customers have new rights that help them to pay their energy bills.
The Grand Parenting Group is a facilitated, open group, held monthly for grandparents. It’s an opportunity for grandparents to get together, connect with other members of the community, and share grand parenting stories and ideas in an open, caring and respectful environment. Time: Monthly, ongoing from March 2019.
EACH 2019 Group Programs for Families and Youth
The Ardoch School Costs Guide is intended to support parents, carers and those who care about children’s education and ensure that children have everything they need to learn and realise their potential. While the aim of this guide is to help inform you about the different costs of education and assist you to manage these, we believe that the personal role you play in supporting children to learn is the most critical.
From 1 January 2019 energy customers have new rights that help them to pay their energy bills. To explain what the changes mean the Energy and Water Ombudsman has created some useful resources including a new video, factsheet and webpage.
LifeCare Women's Centre is part of Crossway LifeCare, a community services organisation passionate about helping people in tough places flourish.
ECASA provides a free counselling and support service to people who have experienced sexual assault either recently or in the past. The service is also available to non-offending family and friends. ECASA’s counsellors are trauma specialists with degrees in psychology, social work or counselling.
Foothills Community Care Ferntree Gully
Time: From 12pm
Location: St John the Baptist Parish Hall, 19 Forest Rd
Assistance with transport is available
Book early to avoid missing out (places are limited) : 8711 8677 or
State Schools’ Relief is a not for profit organisation that supports the needs of underprivileged Victorian government school students by providing new school uniforms, shoes and educational resources. We work side by side with all Victorian Primary, Secondary, Special Developmental and Language schools to ensure that any students facing hardship have the necessary clothing and appropriate footwear for school.
Inspiro are running a free sexual health service in Lilydale. The community health nurse can see people individually on a range of issues around sexuality including safe sex, contraception, STI information, pregnancy choices and more.
Presented by EACH this program offers specialist counselling to support people to reduce or quit smoking.
The Tobacco Free Clinic is open to anyone seeking to reduce or quit smoking. Consultations are provided by an experienced and registered health professional with training and expertise in smoking cessation.
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‘Jobs for Life’ exists to bring hope and dignity to the unemployed and assist in the pursuit of finding meaningful work. The course focuses on each person’s unique design and the importance of work while encouraging and motivating students to develop the hard skills required in being a dependable employee. The Jobs for Life course teaches practical skills as well as important life skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.
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A Parents Building Solutions Program - Parentzone
Emotionally Intelligent Parenting - Parentzone
Would you life to learn tips and strategies to:
• Be better at talking with and understandingyour child?
• Help your child learn to manage their emotions and deal with conflict?
Parentzone - A Parents Building Solutions Program for parents of children aged 2 to 10 year
Help your child cope in a chaotic world?
Improve your child's confidence and self esteem?
Deal with anxious feelings?
Help your child to cope with change?
Develop strategies to manage anger?
Communicate better with your child?
Come along to these five Parents Building Solutions workshops to learn strategies, share stories and take some time out for you!
There will be a drop in group starting on Thursdays run by me Billie the Therapy Dog! Paws for Thought aims to engage clients who may not be ready for one-one-one appointments but need a soft introduction to headspace Knox. We all know I am a great tool for engaging young people and I also make them feel calm and happy. It will allow opportunity for young people to socialize with each other and chat informally about what they may be on their minds with some supporting headspace humans.
Bringing up Great Kids is a Parenting Program using mindfulness and reflection to support parents as they review and enhance their patterns of communication with their children.
Intensive case management support assisting in the areas of education, training or employment with a flexible approach