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Do you need housing assistance?

Go to housing.vic.gov.au for more information or the about page for services in the Loddon Mallee region.

Do you want to speak to someone?

Call 1800 825 955 for general housing advice or 1800 015 188 for advice if you are experiencing family violence.

24/11/2022 in children, community sector, policy, professional development, training, Webinar

Reportable Conduct Scheme webinars

The Commission for Children and Young People is holding introductory webinars to support organisations to comply with their obligations under the Reportable Conduct Scheme. The webinar includes a general overview…
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23/11/2022 in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People, advocacy, Brokerage, Child Development, children, clients, community sector, early parenting, family violence, funding, homelessness, kinder, parenting, School, students, support

School Uniforms & Booklists, Sporting & Recreational Membership for 2023- Children’s Brokerage Support

It is that time of year when parents/caregivers are receiving children's 2023 Booklists & School Uniform requirements for 2023.  The financial stress of ever increasing costs of living and the…
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11/10/2022 in children, clients, community sector, good news

Children’s Day at Melbourne Museum -29th OCTOBER- Free with general entry

Crawl, walk or run but don’t miss out on the fun and adventure that awaits you at Children’s Day celebration at Melbourne Museum. Melbourne Museum is proud to welcome its…
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11/10/2022 in children, community sector, professional development

OPEN Symposium 2022 on 26 + 27 October! ‘Maintaining Momentum: Continuing to innovate and build Victoria’s Child and Family Services sector evidence base’.

At the 2022 OPEN Symposium you will hear from the child and family services sector on the innovative practices that are delivering better outcomes for children and families. This year,…
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06/10/2022 in Brokerage, Child Development, children, clients, community sector, funding, good news, Grants, State Government, Young People, youth

Get Active Kids Voucher Program – Applications Open Now

Applications are now open for the next round of the Victorian Governments Get Active Kids Voucher Program. Eligible families can apply for vouchers of up to $200 and use them…
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05/10/2022 in affordable housing, clients, community sector, homelessness, Webinar

Free webinar- Encouraging private sector development of social and affordable housing- 25th October, 2pm-3.30pm

The volume of social and affordable housing required in Australia can not be supplied by only one sector and needs to be financed, developed and managed by partnerships of government,…
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05/10/2022 in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People, Child Development, children, clients, community sector, homelessness, parenting, professional development, training, Victoria's First Peoples

Free Forum-Tuesday 8th November 9am- 4pm -Youth Centered, Family Focused Interventions. Exploring what it takes – FRMP

Melbourne City Mission’s Family Reconciliation Mediation Program (FRMP) is pleased to invite you to participate in the one-day forum, Youth Centered Family Focused Interventions. Exploring what it takes. The forum…
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03/10/2022 in Child Development, children, clients, community sector, COVID-19, early parenting, education, mental health, parenting, professional development, Webinar

Empowering parents, empowering practitioners- Free Webinar- 11th October 12.30pm-1.30pm

Positive mental health supports children’s learning, development and social relationships. Timely action that responds to the mental health and wellbeing needs of children and young people helps to ensure they…
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03/10/2022 in Child Development, children, community sector, family violence, homelessness, Webinar

How infant-led practice in family violence settings can nurture hope for infants and families- Free Webinar- Wednesday 12th October 12.30-2.30pm

Infants (0–24 months) are at a critical and formative stage of development. If exposed to domestic violence, they are at higher risk of neurological, psychological and physical harm. When working…
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17/08/2022 in advocacy, Brokerage, campaign, Child Development, children, clients, community sector, early parenting, education, family violence, homelessness, Podcast

Homelessness and Child Mental Health – Emerging Minds Podcast- Statewide Children’s Resource Program

This podcast explores the topic of homelessness and its impacts on children and families – in particular, how it affects child mental health. Most importantly, it provides workable strategies and…
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