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New Resource Available
WCC is seeking a highly skilled, qualified and experienced Settlement Worker, with excellent casework and group work skills and the capacity to achieve real outcomes for newly arrived migrants and refugees.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE SOON! Monday 24th October 9am.
For position description click here
Whittlesea Emergency Relief Community Support 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.
Ten Years of Whittlesea Community Transport
On the 13th September we celebrated ten years of the Whittlesea Community Transport Service. Check out our Facebook page for post event photos!
The Board of Whittlesea Community Connections is delighted to announce the appointment of Alex Haynes to lead the organisation as its CEO. Click here
ER Community Resource Launch
WCC have developed an Emergency Relief Guide which was launched at WCC on Friday 23rd September Click here for details
Volunteers of Whittlesea Video
To mark National Volunteer Week 2015, WCC and its partners launched a short promotional video to encourage volunteering in our municipality. Made possible by a City of Whittlesea Community Development Grant, the video gives you a flavour of the rewards and contribution volunteers receive and give to the community. We hope, if you are already volunteering, that this will encourage you to keep volunteering. And, if you are not currently volunteering, to take that all important step. Click here to view the video...
Housing Brokerage and Support Project
Evaluation Report Launch -
More than 30 representatives from community service agencies attended the launch of the Housing Brokerage Project to hear first hand the verdict on its success from Dr. Sharon Parkinson author of the evaluation report.
The Audience also heard from keynote speaker Jenny Smith, CEO of the Council to Homeless Persons, who fully endorsed the project and it's place in contributing to alleviating homelessness at a local level.
The Housing Brokerage and Support Project was established by WCC in 2013 as a local response to the growing tide of homelessness in our community. No-interest loans are provided to assist people to access the private rental market, they also receivecasework support to help address other complex issues that affect their ability to sustain a long term tenancy. Repayment of the loans then facilitates capacity to continue to assist others. In the 18 months or so since its establishment, close to $20,000 of loans has been processed with more than 50% already recovered in payments. Project participants report high levels of empowerment and self-esteem arising from being supported to service the loans. Satisfaction levels with the quality of casework support was also high with participants giving this a maximum rating of 10 out of 10.
Whittlesea Community Connections is committed to implementing the recommendations of Dr. Parkinson's report.
WCC in the Media
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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.