Who We Work With
We will continue to strengthen and create new partnerships with the City of Port Phillip, other levels of government, community, not-for-profit and business organisations, service providers, residents and clients, to develop, implement and evaluate our programs and services to ensure that we continue to deliver our vision, and to improve the social inclusion, health and wellbeing of those most at risk and marginalised.
Homelessness Prevention Week
A range of activities are held during the Homelessness Prevention Week to promote greater understanding of the many issues related to homelessness, promote local services working together and shared advocacy regarding a national plan and commitment to end homelessness.
Inner South Rooming House Network (ISRHN)
ISRHN is convened by PPCG and brings together rooming house residents and staff from agencies accross Melbourne’s South Inner suburbs. The ISRHN participates in the Homelessness Memorial held in St Kilda annually each June to both commemorate and raise awareness about the experiences of those in rooming houses, insecure housing and homelessness.
This is a series of creative workshops facilitated in Special Residential Services and leading to public performances at Five Minutes of Fame, Sacred Heart Mission and other venues. The participants of Melodic Mob reported increased self-confidence, sense of belonging, purpose and productivity. The highly regarded and professional public performances often through ‘pop-up events’, contributed to an understanding among the community of the positive impacts of social diversity in Port Phillip.
SPARC Theatre is a theatre company of adults who live in insecure housing. The company meets weekly to develop drama, acting, singing and other art skills. Recent innovative projects include Cloud Cuckoo Land, Teapot Topics and the acclaimed “Are you Lonesome Tonight?” production, based on a visit to the Elvis Festival in Parkes, NSW. SPARC is a partnership between City of Port Phillip, PPCG and Uniting Prahran.
Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart is a leading community arts organisation supporting people who experience mental illness, disability and disadvantage to find their voice and place in the community through music and art. Wild at Heart has been working in partnership with us for several years facilitating song writing workshops. in 2018, the song writing group recorded and performed SolTram, an iconic CD of original compositions.
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