About

Purpose of the Network

LOMA is an independent forum for member agencies to work collaboratively within a Human Rights framework on issues of homelessness. We will:

  • promote consistent good practice and service response across the service system including  adherence to relevant standards and legislation, commitment to service user input and access and equity  principles
  • advocate for social change
  • be a voice for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • provide opportunities for professional development, networking and information exchange
  • provide opportunities for collaboration and partnership
  • influence, discuss implications of and develop responses to policy and program development
  • provide an opportunity for gaps and issues to be identified by workers and/or agencies
  • raise awareness of the particular issues related to Indigenous homelessness
  • undertake research and advocacy related to issues that affect people who are experiencing homelessness and those in housing crisis

Vision Statement

LOMA is a network of agencies. Homelessness in our society is unacceptable. Our vision is affordable, safe, sustainable housing for everyone in the Loddon Mallee Region. Home can mean a sense of belonging, security, comfort, warmth, control and intimacy.

Opening Doors

Opening Doors is an area based service coordination framework, intended to guide and improve client assessment, referral and resource allocation across the Victorian homelessness service system.
Bringing together homelessness service providers through Local Area Service Networks (LASNs), by sharing assessment and referral processes, resource allocation and service system development.
LASNs are responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Opening Doors model within their own local catchment areas with the assistance of DHHS Regions.

Member Agencies

Annie North Women’s Refuge
PO Box 228, Epsom 3551
0418 562 083
E: reception@annienorth.com.au

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Corporation
13-15 Forrest Street, Bendigo
03 5442 4947
www.bdac.com.au/

Anglicare Echuca Accommodation & Support
51- 53 Heygarth Street, Echuca
03 5482 0900
Youth Specialist Homelessness
10 Mundy Street, Bendigo
03 5434 3922
E: info@stlukes.org.au
www.stlukes.org.au

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Corporation
 13-15 Forrest Street, Bendigo
03 5442 4947
http://www.bdac.com.au/

Castlemaine Housing Service
12 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine
03 5472 4299
cdchcastlemaine.com.au/

Centre for Non-Violence
PO Box 958,  Bendigo
03 5434 4100
E: reception@cnv.org.au
www.cnv.org.au/

COBAW Community Health Service
47 High Street, Kyneton
03 5421 1666
E: admin@cobaw.vic.gov.au
 http://www.cobaw.org.au/

Community Housing Limited
134a Mollison Street Bendigo
03 5434 2800
www.chl.org.au

Haven; Home, Safe
Bendigo 10-16 Forest Street
03 54449000
E: bendigo@hhs.org.au
Mildura 143A Lime Avenue
03 5018 4200
E: mildura@hhs.org.au
Robinvale 52 Herbet Street
1300 716 776
E:  robinvale@hhs.org.au

Housing Justice
171 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo
03 5445 0990
Freecall: 1800 450 990
E: admin@housingjustcie.org.au

Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network
PO Box 958 Bendigo 3552
03 5434 4100
E: MellissaE@loma.net.au  juliem@loma.net.au
Mallee Accommodation and Support Program
Mildura
140 Langtree Avenue
03 5021 6500
E: info@masp.org.au
www.masp.org.au
Swan Hill 229 Beveridge Street
03 5032 4479
Mildura 122 Ninth Street
03 5032 4479

Mallee District Aboriginal Services
Swan Hill Nyah Road
03 5032 8600
Mildura 120 Madden Avenue
03 5018 4100
Robinvale Lot 1 McLennan Drive
03 5026 1848
www.mdas.org.au

Mallee Domestic Violence Service Mallee Sexual Assault Unit
Swan Hill 14-18 McCallum Street
03 5033 1899
E: trishp@msau-mdvs.org.au
Mildura Suite 1 & 2, 144-146 Lime Avenue
03 5021 2130
E: info@msau-mdsv.org.au

Mallee Family Care
Swan Hill
229 Beveridge Street
03 5032 4479
E:swanhill@malleefamilycare.com.au
Mildura 122 Ninth Street
03 5032 4479
E: mildura@malleefamilycare.com.au
www.mdas.org.au
www.msau-mdvs.org.au

Maryborough District Health Service
75 – 87 Clarendon Street, Maryborough
03 5461 0333
E:  mdhshousing@mdhs.vic.gov.au
E:  intake.comservices@mdhs.vic.gov.au

Meminar Ngangg Gimba
545 Ontario Avenue, Mildura
03 5022 5000

Njernda Corporation
84 Hare Street, Echuca
Family Support
03 5482 6566
Email: sharonb@njernda.com.au
www.njernda.com.au

Northern District Community Health Service
24 Fitzroy Street, Kerang
Phone: (03) 5451 0200
E: info@ndchs.org.au
www.ndchs.org.au