Two northern community health centres change names

Two northern metropolitan region community health centres have recently undergone a name change, with Nillumbik Community Health Service changing its name to healthAbility and Merri Community Health Services changing its name to Merri Health. Both will continue to expand their range of services. healthAbility and Merri Health are members of the NIFVS Counselling and Support Alliance…

NIFVS reports on three years of work

This month, the NIFVS coordination team reported to the Department of Health and Human Services on three years of integration work across region. Highlights for this period included: 92,031 Family Violence Help Cards being distributed in 16 community languages 946 professionals attending Identifying Family Violence Training 308 professionals attended 3 NIFVS forums and 2 Family…

Register now: Moving Towards Greater Collaboration forum

NIFVS invites you to join us to explore barriers and opportunities to strong cross sector collaboration at ‘Moving Towards Greater Collaboration: a cross sector forum to improve the safety of women and children who have experienced family violence’. Guest speaker Catherine Plunkett, from Domestic Violence Victoria, will speak about core principles for collaboration including information sharing…

Moreland City Council offers family violence grants

Moreland City Council has allocated $50,000 (excluding GST) for a project that prevents homelessness by facilitating access to safe and affordable housing for Moreland households experiencing family violence. Council is looking for community organisations with the specialist knowledge, experience, capacity and partnerships to develop, implement and evaluate such a project.  It is envisaged that the…