Key messages

  • The Community Connection Program supports Victorians who are in low cost accommodation or who are homeless.
  • The program connects these people to health, housing and community services and provides assistance during difficult times.
  • Providers work with clients to access local services, and with local services to make them more accessible and responsive to clients.

The Community Connection Program helps Victorians with multiple or complex needs who are homeless or live in low cost accommodation. Often these people are isolated and not well connected with health, housing or community services. They easily 'slip through the gaps'.

Community Connection Program providers proactively find, engage, assess and link these people with the services they need. Each provider has a pool of funds to help people overcome a crisis or a pressing need. Service providers can also help people relocate if their accommodation closes.

Community Connection Program providers also work with local services to make them more accessible and responsive to these Victorians.

There are 15 Community Connection Program services across Victoria.