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DCSS Australia Inc.
DIVERSE COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICES (DCSS) AUSTRALIA
We are a Not For Profit Organisation based throughout Australia. We are the only LGBTI+ focused organisation which delivers an accredited Community Justice Program.
We are the only LGBTI+ focused organisation in Victoria which delivers an accredited Community Justice Program. We are a unique organisation as we are not limited to a specific community & social support services sector. Therefore, we are able to be able to assist the community wherever it is required, and in alignment with the capabilities of our team.
Our focus is to provide personalised assistance to those who are most in need of support. Our clients are people with psycho-social and physical health difficulties and we assist them to better manage the challenges of everyday life in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Our approach utilises the unique perspectives of the direct personal life experiences of each of our volunteers. We are rapidly expanding our services and programs, as well as partnering with other community organisations to help people within the community to reach their goals!
COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAM
The Work & Development Permit Order Program in partnership with The Department of Justice – Fines Victoria, WDP Team & NSW Revenue Department – Legal Aid Team.
This program enables us to assist people who are disadvantaged and who genuinely want to change their lives. Clients can complete a Work and Development Order Permit through our organisation via some of the following programs:
Medical or Mental Health Treatment
Education, Vocational or Life Skills Training
Financial Counselling/Case Management
Drug or Alcohol Treatment
Participate as a Mentee in a Mentoring Program
To be eligible you must fall under the following categories of eligibility:
have a mental or intellectual disability, disorder or illness
have an addiction to drugs, alcohol or a volatile substance
be experiencing homelessness
be experiencing acute financial hardship, or
be the victim of family violence.
Further information about eligibility and about the programs can be found by visiting the following links:
If you would like to on-board with our organisation under our Community Justice/WDPO program, please email us at Justice@dcssaustralia.org
PEER SUPPORT & BASIC CASE MANAGEMENT
We assist people to get the appropriate services for their unique health and well-being needs. We ensure they don’t fall through the cracks of the public health system.
Some clients have complex psycho-social and physical health concerns and may need services which are not adequately provided for by government agencies or other social ventures/charities.
For example, we may physically accompany people to medical appointments to provide support and provide basic case management tailored to their needs.
We are registered as: Not-for-profit.
More detailsLGBTIQ Owned and Operated: Yes
Qualifications: - Victorian Department of Justice, Fines Victoria Accreditation
- NSW Revenue Office - FInes Accreditation
- Victorian Charity Fundraising Charity License
- NSW Charity Fundraising Charity License
Service Delivery Format:
- - Face-to-face
- - Webchat
- - Phone
- - Factsheet
- - Website
- - All of Victoria
- - Melbourne CBD
- - Metro North
- - Metro South
- - Metro East
- - Metro West
Opening Times: Tuesday to Thursday:
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday to Sunday:
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM