We're getting in early for 'National Action Day' 11 May! Advocating that the Newstart and Youth Allowance rate be increased is close to our heart and features loud on the South Port Community Housing Group strategic plan. Now's your time to act and find out if your local candidate is on board and supporting this. [...]
It’s going to be fantastic fun and totally FREE. Whoever you are and wherever you are…we hope to see you there. Check out the South Port Community Housing Group Inc. Facebook page for all the updates!
At SPCHG we’re often preoccupied with what’s happening in our local Southern Region. We recommend that you read this alarming report prepared by the Northern and Western Homelessness Network outlining the fact that crisis accommodation is in a state of crisis itself. Support services are calling for acceptable crisis accommodation options and of course, the [...]
Today we’re commemorating the 11th anniversary of the Apology to Stolen Generations. These policies caused tremendous pain and trauma within our Aboriginal communities. Our thoughts are with all those affected.
In Chinese culture, the Year of the Pig is associated with wealth, fortune and generosity. In 2019, we’re hoping that such prosperity and caring spirit will be shared by all… Insisting and advocating that everyone should have a home is a great start. Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Melbourne’s heat waves are tough. But for those of us experiencing homelessness, heatwaves can be potentially life threatening. If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, there's some great resource: Free pool and cinema passes can be collected from a range of agencies including Cohealth, Salvation Army and via City of Melbourne’s daily support team. The Salvation Army’s Hamodava [...]
Look no further than this awesome award winning not for profit… Society Melbourne is a non-profit that aims to eliminate youth homelessness in Australia. The organisation operates some of the most sustainable social enterprises in Australia and reinvests 100% of profits into evidence-based programs targeting young people who are at-risk of homelessness. Check out their [...]
For a time In the 1850’s, the territory from Princes Bridge to South Melbourne was know as Canvas Town. Considered a slum, masses arriving from all around the world seeking their fortune in gold descended upon Canvas Town. Living conditions certainly would have been dire and challenging in this nineteenth century "tent city". The inhabitants of [...]
Simply put... to continue advocating for increased, affordable, supported housing in our Community. Also, to continue in providing an absolute dedicated service to all our South Port tenants.