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Wesley Mission Victoria

Wesley provides 50 different services from more than 100 sites across Victoria. Our purpose is to support people experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability to improve their life outcomes. We advocate for a more just society.

For more information about Wesley Mission Victoria, contact Rob Evers on 1300 493 753 or visit www.wesley.org.au

On the Line

On the Line offers Australians access to specialised support from highly qualified psychologists, counsellors and social workers, over the phone or online, 24 hours a day.

For more information about On the Line, contact Alyson Miller on 03 8371 2830 or visit www.ontheline.org.au


Whitelion has many years experience working with young people who are in, or at risk of involvement with youth justice and out of home care. Its success rate and reputation is unsurpassed.

For more information about Whitelion programs, please contact Mark Watt on
1300 669 600 or visit www.whitelion.asn.au


A community support organisation, which assists highly disadvantaged members of the community with complex presenting issues of offending history. ACSO provides a comprehensive range of services to people who have, or are at risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system. All services offered are planned on an individual basis, in collaboration with each client, to ensure that their needs are met.

For more information about ACSO, contact Gengiz Soyturk on 03 9413 7000 or visit


SecondBite is committed to making a positive difference to people by identifying sources of nutritious surplus fresh food and produce that would otherwise go to waste and facilitating its safe and timely distribution to agencies and people in need.

For more information about SecondBite, contact Stuart Lowe on (03) 9376 3800 or stuart@secondbite.org or visit www.secondbite.org

Odyssey House Victoria

People come to Odyssey House Victoria for help with alcohol and other drug problems. Odyssey House treatment programs work broadly with people and their families to address underlying issues and to reconnect people to their community through employment or training.

For more information about Odyssey House Victoria, contact Dr. Stefan Gruenert on
(03) 9420 7600 or visit www.odyssey.org.au

Safe Futures Foundation

An organisation facilitating the rights of women and children to live in safety without fear. Safe Futures Foundation believes that every child has the right to live in a safe home, in a safe community, to be happy, and to have the opportunity to reach their potential. website to be advised.

For more information about the Safe Futures Foundation contact
Janine Mahoney at janinem@safefutures.org.au

Melbourne City Mission

Melbourne City Mission has been working to resolve the causes of poverty and homelessness since 1854.

Their work at the Melbourne Academy engages young people who have dropped out of school and are on their way to further disadvantage and poverty.

For more information on how you can support the Melbourne City Mission's Academy, contact Sue Parkes on 0412 488 341 or visit www.melbournecitymission.org.au

Good Beginnings Australia

Good Beginnings is a national charity providing early intervention and practical parenting programs for children and their families in vulnerable communities. With a focus on prevention and early intervention, Good Beginnings works in collaboration with families and other agencies to ensure that the best interests of the child are always met. Every child deserves a good beginning, no matter what their circumstances.

For more information about Good Beginnings Australia or the Room2Move project, contact Jayne Meyer Tucker on 02 9211 6767 or visit www.goodbeginnings.org.au

Fitted for Work

A not-for-profit organisation that helps women experiencing disadvantage get work and keep it. Fitted for Work provides transition to work, mentoring and work experience programs and services along with a dressing service. Through its advocacy work, clients have a higher chance of access to sustainable employment opportunities.

For more information please contact Jane Hunt at jane@fittedforwork.org,
call (03) 9662 4028 or visit www.fittedforwork.org

Project New Dawn

Project New Dawn is a collaboration between The Salvation Army and a group of company executives who discovered that the solution to long term unemployment and homelessness lay with them.

For more information about Project New Dawn, contact Albert Li on email Albert.Li@se1.bp.com or visit www.projectnewdawn.com.au


The Indicators

Homelessness ONE

Suicide TWO

Youth Unemployment THREE

Re-offending FOUR

Food Insecurity FIVE

Drug and Alcohol Use SIX

Child Abuse SEVEN

High School Completion EIGHT

Children Learning NINE

Children without an employed parent TEN

Long Term Unemployment ELEVEN




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