Quick Links for Goulburn Valley Community Services
Family Violence Services Shepparton
VincentCare Victoria (Facebook)
Goulburn Valley Community Health Services - now known as Primary Care Connect - click for Website
Primary Care Connect offers programs in the following areas:
- Drugs and Alcohol
- Drug Diversion Program
- Financial Counselling
- Family Violence Program
- Gamblers Help
- Koori Services
- Living Well with Chronic illness
- Needle and Syringe Program
- Parent Education
- Primary Health Service
- Supported Accomodation
- Youth Services - Drug and Alcohol
For more information, see the Services Page on the Primary Care Connect Website
The Ethnic Council of Sheppartion and District offers the following services:
Commonwealth funding from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship through the Settlement Grants Program (SGP) enables the Ethnic Council to provide a range of settlement support services to assist clients become self reliant and participate equitably in Australian society as soon as possible after arrival. [more...]
Ethnic Council staff assist members and community organizations to make application for grants funding, to become incorporated associations, organize events and generally provide support in a diverse range of activity. [more...]
Four Futures Program
The Ethnic Council has funding from the Department of Planning and Community Development to support, extend and sustain community activity in CALD communities to better share information and resources and to strengthen community connections and partnerships.
The Ethnic Council provides a fee-free Migration gent's service offering information and advice concerning immigration matters. [more...]
Refugee Action Program
The Refugee Action Program (RAP) is a Victorian Government initiative that works to strengthen and"empower communities from a refugee background to achieve sustainable settlement outcomes in local communities.
Sa'daat Foundation is a unique organisation established to make a real difference in the community. We are truly a multicultural, multi-ethnic, faith based organisation that represents all of the multicultural Islamic Community. Unitedly we advocate issues, develop projects and organise events that no other Islamic organisation in the region has been able to do in the past. We persevere in the interest of the community.
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Future Voices contributes to the building of peace and harmony, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue and learning through education, understanding different cultures, communication and information.
We advance education by providing life-skills training to young migrants and humanitarian refugees that experience multiple barriers so they can succeed in education, reach their full potential and contribute to the community.
We improve social cohesion by facilitating the positive transition of new arrivals into our communities.
Future Voices is positioned as a driving force that highlights real issues that our communities face and creates opportunities for future generations. We specialise in creative innovation, empowerment, and advocate for the grass roots in communities to achieve their potential. It is a platform that targets and mentors youth aged 15 – 25 from refugee, migrant and low socio-economic backgrounds to create opportunities, enhance knowledge, foster and support community integration, and broaden understanding of different ways of living.
Shepparton City Council Home and Community Care Services
Greater Shepparton City Council Home and Community Care Services - click for Website
MHAC Care provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated system of community care services for frail, aged,
people with a disability and their carers across the Moira Shire".
Through this commitment MHA Care now delivers principal programs. These are -
- Meals on Wheels
- Domestic Assistance
- Commonwealth Homecare Packages
- Personal Care
- Property Maintenance
- Planned Activity Groups
- Yarrawonga Community Opportunity Shop
To deliver these services, MHA Care employs 70 Community Care Workers, 28 Administration Staff and a team of 500 Volunteers.
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Uniting Care Kildonian
UnitingCare Kildonian (formerly Cutting Edge) is a frontline rural support agency, working with marginalised communities of disadvantage in the North-East - click for Website
Victoria Equal Opportunity
Victoria Human Rights Commission
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body with responsibilities under three laws:
- Equal Opportunity Act 2010
- Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001
- Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities
The Equal Opportunity Act 2010 makes it against the law to discriminate against people on the basis of a number of different personal characteristics.
The Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 makes it against the law to vilify people because of their race or religion.
Under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001, the Commission helps people resolve complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment and racial or religious vilification through a free and impartial complaint resolution service with the aim of achieving a mutual agreement.
The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (the Charter) means that government and public bodies must consider human rights when making laws and providing services.
The Commission's role is to educate people about the rights and responsibilities contained in the Charter and to report annually to the government about the operation of the Charter. The Commission does not handle complaints related to the Charter.
Services provided by the Commission include:
- a free telephone Enquiry Line
- a free and unbiased dispute resolution service
- information and education about equal opportunity, racial and religious vilification and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities
- education, training and consultancy services.
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Social Security Rights Victoria
The aims of Social Security Rights Victoria are:-
- To work towards a guaranteed adequate income for all people in the community;
- To promote the rights and raise the status in the community of all people in receipt of Social Security;
- To work towards an adequate standard of living for every member of the community, including the provisions of and access to good quality housing, health, education and legal services;
- To promote the redistribution of wealth through the welfare and taxation system;
- To work towards a Social Security system that is accessible; that provides high quality services; and that recognises and protects the privacy and civil liberties of all people;
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Department of Immigration and Border Protection
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Proection - For people who want to visit, work, study or live in Australia. Includes details of Australia's Refugee and Humanitarian Program. Includes information for employers about sponsoring skilled people to work in Australia. Click for Website
Victorian Multicultural Commission - Refugee Action Program
In partnership with key agencies and communities from a refugee backgrounds across Victoria, the Victorian Multicultural Commission's work on the Refugee Action Program (RAP), formerly the Refugee Brokerage Program has met with great success in a wide range of service support throughout the state. To see the range of support services available for refugees, Click for Website
Rumbalara Family Services
Rumbalara Family Support Program- click for Website
Rumbalara Family Support Programs has a range of support services including support for families who have aboriginal children between 0 - 3 years.
Become an Australian Citizen
Becoming a citizen represents a commitment to Australia and its people. It gives a sense of belonging because you can fully participate in all aspects of Australian life. Click for Website
Citizenship in Shepparton
Citizenship ceremonies are warm, friendly events where you celebrate becoming an Australian citizen. You might want to invite your family and friends to be part of this important step you are taking, and to celebrate your citizenship with you. Citizenship is conferred on applicants in Shepparton at the Eastbank Complex in Welsford St, Shepparton.
Citizenship Ceremony dates for 2017
- 6 April 2017
- 1 June 2017
- 20 July 2017
- 15 September 2017
- 9 November 2017
Australian Human Rights Commission
The Australian Human Rights Commission promotes and protects the rights of all Australians. The commission achieves this by:
- making human rights values part of everyday life and language;
- empowering all people to understand and exercise their human rights;
- working with individuals, community, business and government to inspire action;
- keeping government accountable to national and international human rights standards;
- securing an Australian charter of rights.
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Report Racism aims to create an environment where you can feel confident and safe to report any cases of racism you experience or witness (including racial discrimination and vilification).
Report Racism is a third party reporting initiative which means that people can report racism online or at a local community organisation as well as directly to Victoria Police or the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.
We are trialling this initiative with the Aboriginal community. The Commission has partnered with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and Victoria Police. Report Racism is being trialled in two locations – Northern Melbourne (City of Yarra, Darebin and Whittlesea) and Shepparton. The Northern Melbourne scheme started on 21 August 2014. The Shepparton trial will commence later in 2014. It is expected that the trial will go for 6-12 months depending on take-up and response. The pilot will help us identify problems with the initiative and make improvements.- click for Report Racism Website
this page last updated 19 May 2017
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