Latest News & Events
New Youth Empower Program - Accepting Applications
Whittlesea Community Connections new youth program provides one-on-one support to young people within the City of Whittlesea. The program is aimed at supporting young people between the ages of 12-25 who have or who are at risk of disengaging from education, training and/or employment.
Referrals can be made by a service provider or by young people and/or families who can directly contact the youth worker.
Find the Referral Form here.
Inclusive Community Support Program - Grants available
Want to create more opportunities for women from diverse backgrounds to actively engage with you community group?
Grants of up to $5000, and support are now available for community groups to implement projects that promote equity and inclusion.
Click here for the Program Guidelines
Click here for the Expression of Interest Application Form
Community Visitor Scheme
Whittlesea Community Connections is establishing a new Community Visitor Scheme. Access to the Community Visitor Scheme is by referral from self, family or an agency connected to the person.
Download here the Client Referral Form.
Pharmacy Waiver Program launches in Epping
Critical support for people seeking asylum living in Whittlesea and Hume is now available through a new Pharmacy Waiver Program, launched on Friday, February 15, by Member for Thomastown Bronwyn Halfpenny MP.
The Program has been made possible through a partnership between Cabrini Outreach and Whittlesea Community Connections (WCC).
Click here for the Media Release.
Partnering with RCOA for the F2F Program
Whittlesea Community Connections (WCC) is pleased to be partnering with the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) to introduce and support the Face to Face (F2F) program across Whittlesea.
Under the Face to Face program, a representative from RCOA and a speaker of refugee background present to students, teachers and other interested groups about the refugee experience.
Find the Media Release here or click here to learn more about the F2F Program.
WCFVP: New Community Resource
The Whittlesea CALD Communities Family Violence Project (WCFVP) has been working to prevent and respond to family violence in the City of Whittlesea for the last five years.
During that time, many lessons have been learnt implementing the project and captured in this WCFVP community resource. The resource includes a model summary (for other community based agencies looking to do similar work) in addition to project implementation lessons and findings.
Click here to view or download the file.
We have been an integral part of the community for more than 40 years. Created by the community to support local people, providing vital services for disadvantaged and emerging communities since 1973.
WCC has a strong culture of inter-agency referral and co-management. We undertake a host of projects in support of disadvantaged and emerging communities in partnership with local, State and National organisations.
Volunteers are essential to our services and programs. More than 300 people of all ages and backgrounds volunteer with us. We would love to hear from you, If you are interested in volunteering.
We Live Our Values
At Whittlesea Community Connections, we aim to identify and break down barriers to accessing information and specialised support services and work towards building individual and community resilience. As a community-led organisation, we work alongside individuals, families and groups to create opportunities, to build and strengthen connections, supporting a community that is better able to support itself.
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