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.

18/05/2022 in clients, community sector, homelessness, support

Bendigo Winter Night Shelter

Bendigo Winter Night Shelter (BWNS) works with local churches, community groups, businesses and individuals to provide support for people who are experiencing crisis homelessness during winter in the Bendigo area.…
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02/05/2022 in uncategorized

Children’s Brokerage Support

Children’s Brokerage Support Please note that this funding is available only for access by workers in Specialist Homelessness Services for clients experiencing homelessness, housing crisis and/or family violence. The Homeless…
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13/04/2022 in Child Development, children, clients, early parenting, education, good news, parenting

Horizon House- St John of God- Bendigo- Young Mother & Baby Program

St John of God Young Mother and Baby Program provides accommodation and support to vulnerable young mothers aged 16 to 22. They will help young mothers pregnancy to term and…
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12/04/2022 in advocacy, children, clients, community sector, early parenting

Nine Out Of Ten Victorian Kids At Risk In The Car

  A very important reminder for those who will have small people in the car, especially over the Easter long weekend, that well fitted, compliant child restraints are vital to…
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12/04/2022 in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People, advocacy, Child Development, children, clients, community sector, conference, family violence, professional development, Young People, youth

FOURTH BIENNIAL International Childhood Trauma Conference – 31st July – 5th August 2022 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

The Australian Childhood Foundation are holding their Fourth Biennial International Childhood Trauma Conference in Melbourne. Hear from world class leaders like Dr Dan Siegel, Dr Jon Baylin, Professor Judy Atkinson…
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28/03/2022 in affordable housing, pandemic, report, research, tenancy

Housing Affordability takes a hit – regionally and globally

A new report published recently by ACOSS and the UNSW, states regional rental housing affordability has significantly worsened during the pandemic. With rent rises outweighing wage increases, the impact this…
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28/03/2022 in children, clients, community sector

Safe and Supported: The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2021-2031

Safe & Supported : The National framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2021 - 2031 was released in December 2021 with no fanfare. In May 2022, the first of two five-year…
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28/03/2022 in children, clients, community sector, report, research

‘I just go to school with no food’ – why Australia must tackle child poverty to improve educational outcomes

About one in six children in Australia live in poverty. These children generally have poorer educational outcomes than more advantaged children. Recently published research shows students who live in poverty…
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22/03/2022 in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People, children, clients, good news, parenting, State Government

Helping Kids Get Active And Saving Parents Money

Community sport is now more accessible for Victorian parents wanting their kids to get active as the State Government helps reduce out-of-pocket expenses for thousands of families.  Parents now only…
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15/03/2022 in Child Development, children, clients, community sector, COVID-19, health, pandemic

Potential indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children: A narrative review using a community child health lens

Researchers from the Centre for Community Child Health and the University of Melbourne identified 11 impact areas under three broad categories: child-level factors (poorer mental  health, poorer child health and…
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