Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria (WDVCS) provides up to $9,000 per person for disability related needs when escaping family violence and operates 24-hour access to interpreters as well as support for Indigenous women WDVC services include telephone crisis counselling, referral, information and support and is the central contact point for women’s Refuges in Victoria. If there … Continued
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Reinforce is a self advocacy organisation for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce is here to assist, support and encourage independence for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce promotes the rights of people with an intellectual disability to be upheld in the same way as everyone else in the community. Reinforce provides training, resources, lobbies … Continued
Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy agencies in their work of advocating for and with people with disabilities so that they are valued and included members of the community, their fundamental needs are met and their human rights are respected. DANA is a network of agencies throughout Australia that undertakes or … Continued
Funds in Court [FIC] is an Office of the Supreme Court of Victoria that deals with funds paid into Court. Funds are paid into Court by a court order usually because a person is under a ‘legal disability’. This might be because they: have had an accident, injury or illness have an intellectual or physical … Continued
Intake and Response assist people with a disability, their family and carers to navigate and access community and specialist supports and services. Visit the website for contact details for your region.
Post Polio Victoria has been established to advocate for people with polio so that they can have access to the information and services they need to live actively and independently.
Safe Steps is for women and children experiencing violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner, another family member or someone close to them. Women experiencing family violence can call 24/7 and speak confidentially to another woman for information on family violence support services, legal rights and accommodation options. The support services provided by Safe Steps … Continued
Australians for Disability and Diversity in Employment (ADDE) aims to increase employment opportunities in Australia for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds by providing systemic advocacy, social enterprise, strategic partnership and member participation.
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- online contact form: http://www.crrs.net.au/make-a-complaint/complaints-form/
- 1800 880 052
The Complaints Resolution and Referral Service is a free service for people with disability who are users of Australian Government funded: Disability Employment Services (DES); Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE); and/or Disability Advocacy services. Complaints are handled in a professional and understanding manner. CRRS staff are impartial and do not take sides. Their job is to … Continued
‘United Brains’ is a network of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) self-advocates and support groups from across Victoria. United Brains is about: Networking people with ABI; Linking together ABI self advocacy and support groups to share information and resources; Working to find isolated individuals with an ABI in the broader community and providing opportunity to connect; Having … Continued
The present scope of support includes – complex crisis case management; 24/7 after–hours; outreach; support for Same Sex Attracted Transgender & Intersex persons; intensive case management; specialist children’s case management; A Place to Call Home and Safe at Home programs; and a response to women living with a disability. These specialist services, together with EDVOS, … Continued
Carers Victoria provide care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged. We work closely with government and other support organisations to improve the lives of caring families throughout Victoria.
Headway Gippsland is a not for profit organisation that has supported people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and their families for over 30 years. ABI refers to damage caused by an accident or trauma, infection, disease, stroke or brain tumour to give some examples. ABI can happen to anyone at any age and the consequences … Continued
The Alliance is a national organisation promoting the rights of younger people with disabilities and high & complex support needs who are living in residential aged-care facilities or at risk of admission to them. The Alliance assists these younger people to have choice about where they live and how they are supported. The Alliance also works … Continued
This peer support group aims to help people take control over the funding set aside for their support. There are groups operating all over Victoria. And you are invited to come along to share innovative ideas on support services. These groups are totally independent and are not affiliated with government or any organisation Questions and … Continued