TEMPORARY EMERGENCY OFFICE CLOSURE
Due to flooding, the WCC Epping Plaza office will remain closed until early January 2017.
We will still operate some services as normal after the new year break but it is best to phone rather than drop in until our office reopens.
We will advise via the website when the Epping Plaza office re-opens.
For general information please call 94016666 from Jan 3rd
For legal help, please call 9401 6655 from Jan 3rd
For Emergency Relief please call 9401 6644 at 8.30am, Wed 4th Jan or Mon 9th Jan
Email and phone should work as normal, but if you experience any problems,
please contact us immediately.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact
Alex Haynes, CEO
0408 255 266
SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
Our Watch release "Community based prevention of violence against women and their children: A toolkit for practitioners"
Nationwide body addressing the prevention of violence against Women, Our Watch, have announced their release of "Community based prevention of violence against women and their children: A toolkit for practitioners", developed through two pilot projects last year across Melbourne's north and west working to implement community-based interventions aimed at preventing violence against women. Whittlesea Community Connections, through the Whittlesea CALD Family Violence Project, was a major contributor in one of these pilot projects, the Hamdel project, working with the newly arrived local Iranian community.
"Whittlesea Community Connections are very excited to see our hard work finally come to fruition through the launch of this community toolkit and evaluation," said Whittlesea Community Connections CEO Alex Haynes. "We are very proud of our collaboration on the Hamdel project with Salvation Army Crossroads, Women's Health In the North and the Iranian community in the north, funded by Our Watch. We look forward to seeing the approaches outlined in the toolkit help other communities and services around the country to achieve positive outcomes as they have with our local Iranian community in preventing violence against women."
For further information on this initiative, read the Our Watch Media Release
'Workplace Outings Free from Gambling Related Harm' Initiative
Whittlesea Community Connections is encouraging local businesses to commit to not hold workplace outings in gaming venues.
In the last 12 months City of Whittlesea residents lost over 103 million dollars to electronic gaming machines or ‘pokies’ and 1 in 10 residents experienced harm as a result of gambling.
If your business is interested in preventing staff exposure to gambling
products and advertising, please contact Bianca Opasinis on email@example.com and express your interest to become a supporter of the ‘Workplace Outings Free From Gambling Related Harm’ initiative.
Your business will receive a FREE Supporter’s Kit including a certificate, factsheet, key messages for your staff and Gamblers Help referral information.
Thank you for your commitment to prevent gambling related harm in our community.
For more information see the Frequently Asked Questions factsheet or call 9401 6666
Ten Years of Whittlesea Community Transport
On the 13th September we celebrated ten years of the Whittlesea Community Transport Service (see Photo Gallery above)
The Board of Whittlesea Community Connections is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Haynes to lead the organisation as its CEO.
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Whittlesea Emergency Relief Community Guide
WCC, on behalf of the Emergency Relief Network, has developed a new resource for volunteers and others working in the Whittlesea community with information
about services to support more disadvantaged members
of the community.
Click on the Guide to download.
WCC Family Violence Monitor - 12th Edition
The Family Violence (FV) Monitor focuses on FV incidents reported at Whittlesea Community Connections between April 1 to 30 June 2015. For publication on our website, case studies have been removed to ensure that individuals are not able to be identified. Click here to view....
This is a quarterly publication and agencies can subscribe by contacting the CEO at:
Community Directory Available
The Whittlesea Community Directory is a must have referral tool for human service professionals working with Whittlesea's diverse communities. To Find out more click here
Whittlesea Community Engagement Framework (WCEF)
The WCEF is an evidence-based framework developed in partnership with the community and is an important tool for guiding engagement with the communities of Whittlesea.
Putting the Health and Wealth Back into Whittlesea Project: Understanding Gambling Related Harm
A community presentation providing information on gambling related harm and how people and businesses in Whittlesea can get involved with local gambling harm prevention initiatives.