Author Archive | Mellissa

Thinking About a Submission to the Royal Commission into Mental Health? CHP is here to help.

Council to Homeless Persons has developed a messaging guide for those seeking to make a submission the Royal Commission into Mental Health, entitled Housing, Homelessness and Mental Health. The upcoming Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will see submissions from a range of health and human service organisations. Individuals and organisations may want to […]

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CafeSmart is Fast Approaching

We are fast approaching our annual CafeSmart event and we need your help. This year CafeSmart is on the 9th August. In 2018 we had over 800 cafes participating across Australia, from Hobart to Darwin and Busselton to Byron Bay. We raised $238,720 to support 159 small community organisations like yours. This year we are extending CafeSmart […]

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Concerns Raised by Beyond Housing for No New Public Housing in Shepparton

In response to the Victorian Government budget allocation for building new public housing properties in Geelong,  Ballarat and  Darebin, Maribyrnong, Stonnington and Whitehorse council areas in Melbourne, the CEO of Beyond Housing , Celia Adams has commented via the media about the lack of public housing allocation for Shepparton. Read the full story at Shepparton News  […]

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The Impact of Family Violence on Pets- ABC News Podcast

One woman is killed, and countless others injured, every week, from family violence. Beloved companion animals, too, are also at risk of cruelty, or worse, at the hands of domestic violence perpetrators. Some women remain in violent relationships because they are unable to take their animals with them if they flee, and fear what will happen […]

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VCOSS Regional Consultations on the MARAM Framework

A range of community service organisations are now authorised under the Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (‘MARAM’), the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the Child Information Sharing Scheme. This is an important change for our sector, to facilitate better information sharing and more coordinated support and effective services to improve the […]

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