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13YARN

13YARN is the first national crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.

Aboriginal Housing Victoria

Our vision is to ensure that Aboriginal Victorians secure appropriate, affordable housing as a pathway to better lives and stronger communities.

Aboriginal Services Network of the West (ASNoW)

The Aboriginal Services Network of the West (ASNoW) involves community service organisations across a range of sectors that have agreed to work together to promote and provide culturally safe programs and services according to local Aboriginal community priorities in western metropolitan Melbourne.

Aboriginal Wellness Foundation

First Nations whole-of-family approach to traditional cultural mentoring and healing with a early intervention and prevention focus of incarceration and suicide. Revitalising culture and establishing a village of purpose and belonging.

Anglicare Victoria

At Anglicare Victoria, we create opportunities to transform futures. Everything we do is to prevent, protect & empower disadvantaged Victorian children, young people and families.

Babaneek Booboop Early Years Project

Promote the health and developmental outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0-8 in the City of Melton and Moorabool Shire.  We work in partnership with child health, early learning and family service agencies to enable families to experience integrated support.

Brotherhood of St. Laurence Disability Services

The Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) is a social justice organisation working to prevent and alleviate poverty across Australia.

Our mission is to pursue lasting change, to create a more compassionate and just society where everyone can thrive.

Children and Parenting Support Service (CaPSS) 🌈

Children and Parenting Support Service aims at strengthening family relationships, increasing family connection to community, and building parenting capacity in order to improve the wellbeing and outcomes of children and young people.

Children’s Ground’s Truth Telling Workshops

A First Nations organisation, with a First Nations approach to creating change for future generations

cohealth

cohealth aim to improve health and wellbeing for all and tackle inequality, in partnership with people and the communities they live in.

We build relationships with local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities to better understand their needs and to make sure services are accessible, safe & welcoming.

Connecting Home

Connecting Home is a state-wide organisation committed to providing a broad range of services to survivors of the Stolen Generations, walking with individuals and families on their journey of healing .

CONSUMER ACTION KOORI HELP

Consumer Action Law Centre Koori Help provides free and confidential advice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mob in Victoria.

Cooee Bunji

Through Cooee Bunji, it is our Mission to welcome and provide assistance by empowering people through self-determination. Empowering the person, empowers the community. Cultural safety is the holistic embodiment that guides us, moving in the opposite spirit to the removal of our children, continued racism, poverty, family violence, mental health, homelessness crisis and disadvantage in general.

Dardi Munwurro programs

Dardi Munwurro (Strong Spirit) is a specialist Aboriginal family violence service. Our vision is to build stronger families and safer communities.  We aim to empower and inspire individuals to heal the past, acknowledge the present and create a positive vision for the future.  We do this by delivering a range of family violence programs to break the cycle of inter-generational trauma in Aboriginal families and communities.

Djirra – sharing stories, finding solutions

A place where culture is shared & celebrated and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women, particularly those who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past.

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Services 🌈

Our vision is to work together with Aboriginal communities to ensure safe and culturally strong futures for our women, children, and young people.

Encompass

Encompass Community Services is a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting equality and universal opportunity for all.

Engaging Melton Families program

Engaging Melton Families program is a partnership program with MacKillop Family Services and Western VACCA, that provides family support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with children who live in the Melton area. We are available in the community to support families to connect with community and culture, deal with the stresses of parenting and family life, and promote child wellbeing and school engagement.

Four Winds Foundation

Four Winds Foundation Ltd is a not-for-profit charity that provides Indigenous crisis counselling and other support services across Australia. The Foundation is a mobile counselling service and seeks to meet unique needs and restore & transform the lives of individuals, families and communities.

Gateways Support Services

To empower and support children and adults who have a disability/additional need and their families to maximise their:

  • Quality and enjoyment of life
  • Potential
  • Positive relationships within the community.

GenWest

GenWest’s vision for reconciliation is one where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples right to self-determination, connection to land and waters, identity, cultures and histories are respected and celebrated across Australia.

We commit to ongoing learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples cultures, histories, and rich diversity across the nation, with a focus on the Western Metropolitan region of Melbourne.

We seek to actively contribute towards reconciliation for a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s wellbeing is treated with respect and equity.

Reconciliation for our organisation includes the recognition of, and healing from, past injustices and moving towards a connected, healthy, and united Western Melbourne, Victorian and Australian community together.

Headspace Melton

We support young people aged 12-25 with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drug services, as well as work and study support. With a focus on early intervention, we work with young people to provide support at a crucial time in their lives – to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future.

Housing Support – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Officer

The Housing Officer provides an Initial Assessment & Planning culturally specific service that aims to assess, advocate & support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples who present with housing needs.

IPC Health

Our purpose is to improve quality of life for the people and communities we serve by maximising access to health and wellbeing services. Our mission is to deliver innovative high quality services that are client-centred, collaborative, coordinated and demonstrate value through measured impact.

Justice Support – West Metro Local Aboriginal Justice Worker

Improving justice outcomes for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Western Metropolitan Region.

Keep Our Mob Safe

You can access a range of mental, physical and financial support. Call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 to be directed to a service.

Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation

Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation is a safe place for community to connect socially and culturally, to celebrate culture, and to promote self-determination and healing.

Koondee-Woonga-gat Toor-rong

A First Nations-led Subfund transforming philanthropy and contributing to positive change with First Nations communities.

Koorie Engagement Support Officers

Victoria will be a state where the rich and thriving culture, knowledge and experience of our First Nations peoples are celebrated by all Victorians; where our universal service systems are inclusive, responsive and respectful of Koorie people at every stage of their learning and development journey; and where every Koorie person achieves their potential, succeeds in life, and feels strong in their cultural identity.

Koorie Family History Service @ Koorie Heritage Trust

Through our Koorie Family History Service, we provide members of the Stolen Generations and their descendants with knowledge of their family tree, family history, culture and Community.

Koorie Homework Club (KHC)

The Koorie Homework Club offers a safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to catch up on homework and take part in cultural activities with special guests.

Koorie Pride Victoria 🌈

Building a strong, visible and connected Rainbow Mob across Victoria.

Flourishing, Connection and Celebrating with Pride.

Koorie Youth Council (KYC)

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people collectively creating our future. 

Respect • Creativity • Integrity • Equity • Participation & Culture • Family • Elders & Community • Honouring the Past

 

LGBTI Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health 🌈

We aim to celebrate the contribution that Aboriginal & Torres Strait islander people have made to LGBTI communities; promote inclusion in all services, as well as social, clinical and biomedical research.

Link-Up Victoria

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, over 18 years of age, living in Victoria or Tasmania and have been separated from family, community and culture we can assist you to find and be reunited with your family, culture and traditional country.

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN)

Strong Culture, Engaged People, Confident Communities
Local Aboriginal Networks (LANs) bring Aboriginal people together at the local level to set priorities, develop community plans, improve social cohesion and empower Aboriginal Victorians to participate in civic and community life.

Mercy Health

Our vision is for a future in which Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples experience equitable health & wellbeing.

We strive to improve our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations, and improve the cultural competence of our staff.

Moondani Balluk – Indigenous Academic Unit

Moondani Balluk is a culturally safe and supportive place for Aboriginal students and staff at Victoria University.

We deliver Aboriginal units and courses, including Aboriginal politics, traditions and policy, health and education using de-colonial approaches to learning and teaching.  We also conduct research and provide support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students.

Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation

Ngwala Willumbong Means “Dry Place” in Pitjantjatjara language. Ngwala will strive to achieve world class alcohol and drug services, facilities and programs that address social disadvantages for the Aboriginal community. Ngwala will work with individuals, families and communities in a culturally sensitive manner to reduce harm associated with drug and alcohol use and to provide a range of services that enhances physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network

We help everyone in our community receive better care every day, in every way.

Odyssey House Victoria

A society, free from the problematic use of alcohol and other drugs, in which citizens reach their full potential and are meaningfully engaged in work, family and community life.

OPAN – Older Persons Advocacy Network

The Older Persons Advocacy Network comprises nine state and territory members organisations that have helped thousands of people to work through issues with their aged care.

Satellite Foundation

Satellite Foundation offers opportunities for children and young people for creativity and connection for mental health and wellbeing.

Stolen Generations Reparations Package

On 31 March 2022, the Victorian Government opened the Stolen Generations Reparations Package.

The package is to help address the trauma and suffering caused by the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families, community, culture, identity and language.

Applications close 31 March 2027.

Switchboard Victoria 🌈

Free specialist helpline with experienced peers providing information, support, & referral to all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, BrotherBoys, SisterGirls (LGBTIQA+) Victorians, their friends & family.

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The Torch

By embracing participants as artists rather than ex-offenders The Torch provides an avenue for change.

Thirrili

The Principal Purpose of Thirrili is to provide crucial supports to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples suffering grief, loss and trauma due to the loss of a loved one through suicide and other critical incidents.

Treaty for Victoria

Treaty is our opportunity to make sure we – the Traditional Owners of these lands – always have the freedom and power to make the decisions that affect our communities, culture, and Country.

VACCA Western

Aboriginal self-determination – Live, Experience and Be.

Supporting culturally strong, safe and thriving Aboriginal communities.

We believe in Aboriginal peoples’ right to self-determination, the rights of the child and we commit to upholding Victorian Aboriginal cultural protocols.

VACCA 🌈

At VACCA, we are committed to the continued safety and wellbeing of our clients, families and community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

To help you and your loved ones stay safe, healthy and strong during this time  and to know where to go if you need extra support — we have gathered important information and resources for you.

VACCHO – COVID Information & Support

Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands 🤲🏿 💚💙🤍🖤💛❤🤲🏿

If you have a question about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccine, make a free call directly to Aboriginal staff who understand our local community and can answer your questions and direct you to support needed.

VACCHO Services

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation is the peak representative for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health & wellbeing in Victoria. We lead & support Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and the broader health & social services sector to deliver transformative health & wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal communities in Victoria.

Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI)

The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI) is the peak state-wide Aboriginal community-controlled organisation for education and training in Victoria. We work for our community to build success in education and training.

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Creating and inspiring healthy Aboriginal people and families through quality, effective community health services, education and training.

VAHS will achieve this with a flexible approach that is innovative, embraced by community and sets a standard as a Centre for Excellence for Aboriginal Health internationally.

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

VALS’ legal services include Family, Civil, and Criminal law. Our Wirraway Police and Prison Accountability practice advocates for the rights of people in prison or in custody. Wirraway also advocates for improved policing and corrections accountability. Balit Ngulu are our team specialising in work with young people.

Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care Program

The Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care Program aims to provide a sustainable and culturally safe palliative care service system for Aboriginal people in settings of their choice.

It is managed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) in partnership with Palliative Care Victoria.

Victorian Electoral Commission

Our vision for self-determination is a truly inclusive electoral system in Victoria that includes the full participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to ensure they are involved in decision-making processes.

Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

At the heart of the VEOHRC work, is a vision for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where every person is respected and treated with dignity.

Victorian Pride Centre 🌈

A hub for LGBTIQ+ groups and resident organisations to share ideas & resources and to further their work in supporting equality, diversity & inclusion across the state

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Walkern Katatdjin – A national research project 🌈

To understand and promote the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Asexual + young people, and to work with services to develop appropriate interventions.

West Metro Dhelk Dja Action Group

The West Metro Dhelk Dja Action Group is an Aboriginal community group who are committed to educating mob and preventing and reducing family violence in the local community.

Western Health

Wilim Berrbang offers cultural support and assistance to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that attend Western Health.  We aim to ensure that you know about, can access & navigate all Western Health services.

Western Melbourne Child and Family Services Alliances

Family service providers in western suburbs Melbourne working together to deliver coordinated responses to vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Western Region Centre Against Sexual Assault (WestCASA)

WestCASA aims to both facilitate the recovery and healing of victim/survivors of sexual assault and work toward the elimination of sexual violence in society. The service vision is for a world where everyone lives free from the fear of sexual violence.

WEstjustice (Western Community Legal Centre)

WE service the legal needs in the West in a way that addresses the systemic nature of disadvantage.  WE believe in a just and fair society where the law and its processes don’t discriminate against vulnerable people, and where those in need have ready and easy access to quality legal education, information, advice and casework services.

Whitelion

Whitelion works with young people at risk, and those who are highly vulnerable such as those impacted by the justice system, out of home care, homelessness and complex and chronic disadvantage.

Wyndham Eye Care

Wyndham Eye Care is one of 8 eye clinics run by the Australian College of Optometry (ACO), a Not-for-Profit which provides high quality, accessible eye care across Melbourne.

Our mission is to improve the eye health and wellbeing of Australian communities through innovation, partnership, and leadership. We are dedicated to providing accessible and affordable eye care and advancing the profession through world-class research and education.

Yoorrook Justice Commission

The first formal truth-telling process into historical & ongoing injustices experienced by First Peoples in Victoria.

Your RAJAC

Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committees (RAJACs) are supported by a full-time Executive Officer employed by the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS).

Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS)

YSAS values and celebrates diversity and is committed to providing support to the young people of Victoria.