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Action for More Independence and Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA)

Area of operation:

Email
amida@amida.org.au

Web
http://www.amida.org.au

Phone
03 9650 2722

AMIDA helps people with disabilities if they are having problems where they live. AMIDA does this by: telephone advice, information, referral and support direct advocacy on your behalf. education individually or in groups about your housing rights. AMIDA advocates for tenants rights for people with a disability by: standing up for people with a disability … Continued

Brain Injury Matters (BIM)

Brain Injury Matters is a not-for-profit community managed organisation that works to make life better for people living with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Brain Injury Matters has as its principal objective the relief of suffering and distress of people who have an Acquired Brain Injury by: Providing support to alleviate the isolation and marginalisation experienced … Continued

Citizen Advocacy Sunbury & Districts Inc

Citizen Advocacy is a community based program in Sunbury and operating in the North West Suburbs of Melbourne and parts of the Macedon Ranges Shire, including Gisborne, Riddells Creek and Romsey. The program aims to recognise, promote and defend the rights and interests of people within our community, who have an intellectual disability. It does … Continued

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Independent Family Advocacy and Support (IFAS)

This service provides early, non-legal advocacy and support to families who are involved in the child protection system. IFAS has a focus on parents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and parents with an intellectual disability. IFAS also provides coaching for self-advocacy for CALD, family violence, LGBTQI, mental health and other disabilities. IFAS is … Continued

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy (MEDA)

MEDA is a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights and interests of people with intellectual disability. MEDA has paid individual advocates and longer term Volunteer Citizen Advocates who work alongside people over 18 who have an intellectual disability. You have a right to have access to an advocate. An advocate … Continued

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New Wave

Area of operation:

Email
newwaveteam@gmail.com

Web
https://newwavegippsland.com

Phone
0456 000 083

This self advocacy group operates in the Gippsland area for people with intellectual disability interested in learning about their rights and supporting each other to become more  integrated into the local community. New Wave have a drop-in office at The Tipping Foundation, 58-60 Commercial Road, Morwell. The office is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:30 … Continued

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North East Citizen Advocacy (NECA) – One to One

North East Citizen Advocacy Inc. (NECA) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation that provides advocacy to people with intellectual disabilities within the Banyule, Darebin, Whittlesea and Nillumbik areas. NECA seeks to uphold the rights and interests of adults with an intellectual disability on a one-to-one basis.    

Office of the Public Advocate

Area of operation:

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

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Self Advocacy Resource Unit

Area of operation:

Email
saru@rosshouse.org.au

Web
http://www.saru.net.au/

Phone
03 9639 6856

It is the job of SARU to support self advocates and self advocacy groups across Victoria. What are Self Advocacy Groups? Self advocacy groups are run by people with disabilities who have joined together to have their voices heard and support each other. They work together to make sure they have the same rights, choices, … Continued

STAR Victoria

Area of operation:

Email
info@starvictoria.org.au

Web
http://www.starvictoria.org.au

Phone
(03) 9650 2730

STAR is an independent community organisation that advocates on a statewide basis for the rights of people with an intellectual disability and their families. STAR believes all people with intellectual disability are entitled to grow up in a family and to live and participate fully in their communities as valued citizens. STAR believes in a … Continued

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VALID

Area of operation:

Email
info@valid.org.au

Web
http://www.valid.org.au/

Phone
(03) 9416 4003

VALID stands for Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability. VALID’s vision is a world in which everyone is empowered to exercise their human rights in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights standards. VALID aims to empower people with intellectual disability to: Exercise their human rights and citizenship status … Continued