In 2015 the Victorian Government established the (State) Department of Health & Human Services, bringing together the former Department of Health, Department of Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria. The department develops and delivers policies, programs and services to support and enhance the wellbeing of Victorians.
The (State) Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.
The Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion (MASC) Division drives Victorian Government multicultural policy and program implementation, to promote active citizenship and unity throughout a vibrant multicultural community.
AMES Australia assists new and recently arrived refugees and migrants to settle in to Victoria, working with new arrivals but also with the community, business and Government to develop sustainable and effective settlement solutions for the whole Victorian community.
Lentara UnitingCare is a Victorian not-for-profit agency, and a part of the Uniting Church of Australia, supporting vulnerable people to access the resources they need for their health, wellbeing and participation in their local community.
MacKillop Family Services, a Catholic community agency, exists to support, foster hope and promote justice for children, young people and families, particularly those who have experienced distress, disadvantage and abuse.
Marian and E.H. Flack Trust are an independent philanthropic trust constituted in 1935 under the Will of the late Edwin Harold Flack. Since 1935 they have made annual grants to a variety of charitable institutions and diverse causes that seek to benefit and improve a broad range of philanthropic causes throughout Australia.
Gandel Philanthropy is one of Australia’s largest independent family philanthropic funds. It has been the vehicle for charitable giving by the extended Gandel family since its formation as the Gandel Charitable Trust in 1978.
Their vision is to create a positive and lasting difference in people’s lives. They aim to help build stronger, more resilient, more vibrant and inclusive communities by supporting programs and activities that address the underlying causes of inequity and empower people to improve their well-being.
Spectrum is grateful for their support of the newly developed PATH (Parents and Teens in Harmony) Program