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Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) North West Region

The Migrant Resource Centre North West Region is a not for profit, community based organisation governed by a voluntary committee of management. The organisation was established in 1989 to provide support for refugees and migrants and support those who work with this target group. Our goal is to assist clients and community groups to improve their … Continued

North East Citizen Advocacy (NECA) – One to One

NECA One to One is a community based program that creates a partnership between a volunteer from the community and a person with an intellectual disability; NECA facilitates the matching process ensuring that the relationship is directed by the needs of the protégé; NECA now has funding to provide individual advocacy, focusing on the specific needs and … Continued

Office of the Public Advocate

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Email
Online enquiry form

Web
http://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/

Phone
1300 309 337

The Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria. Provides guardianship and advocacy for people with disability when appointed by VCAT and supports people with disability in the justice system, group homes/supported accommodation … Continued

Regional Disability Advocacy Service (RDAS)

Formerly Disability Advocacy and Information Service (DAIS), provides advocacy support to people with disabilities and carers in North East Victoria.  Services include: Assist people with disabilities to resolve problems. Provide information and support. Refer to appropriate services. Represent individuals when dealing with service providers. Take issues to government departments and Ministers. Instigate proceedings in the … Continued

Rights Information and Advocacy Centre (RIAC)

RIAC aims to achieve positive outcomes to individuals and their families by: Providing information and support Making referrals to appropriate services Representing individuals to service providers Taking issues to government levels And any other steps that are necessary to uphold individual rights RIAC provides a Systemic Advocacy Service  which focuses on making changes in systems … Continued

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Seniors Rights Victoria

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Phone
1300 368 821

Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people. Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as family or friends. If you, your client … Continued

Social security Rights Victoria

Web
http://ssrv.org.au/

Phone
(03) 9481 0355

Social Security Rights, Victoria (SSRV) is an organisation which advocates for the right of people to have adequate income security and the rights of people in relation to the system, which provides this income security. SSRV is an independent organisation that provides specialist information, training, coordinated advocacy and casework support in the area of Welfare … Continued

Southern Disability Advocacy

Southern Disability Advocacy uses volunteers and paid staff to advocate for people with disabilities. We are part of the Australian Network of National Disability Advocacy Services funded by the Australian government. Statement of purpose: To provide an advocacy service for people with disabilities that represents and protects their rights and interests. To assist people with … Continued

Southwest Advocacy Asociation (SWAA)

SWAA is committed to the defence and promotion of the rights and interests of people with all types of disabilities & of all ages, including people with physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and neurological disorders. SWAA tries to help people with disabilities to speak up for what they want … Continued