A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria due to the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Investments underway

Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage (PADs) builds on the Social Impact Bonds Pilot program, which has supported the development of two innovative and evidence-based programs being implemented by three leading service providers in Victoria.

These programs will help to drive significantly improved outcomes for people experiencing chronic homelessness (Journey to Social Inclusion), and for young Victorians transitioning from care to independent living (COMPASS).

A summary of each of the programs is provided below.

Journey to Social Inclusion social impact investment (J2SI SII)

Delivered by Sacred Heart Mission, Journey to Social Inclusion will provide intensive case management, supplemented by rapid access to stable housing, for 180 clients who are chronically homeless.

The J2SI SII commenced delivering services on 1 August 2018.

For more information, please visit the Sacred Heart Mission website.

COMPASS social impact bond (COMPASS)

Delivered by Anglicare Victoria and VincentCare, COMPASS is a preventative program that provides care leavers with two years of access to housing, a key worker to navigate the system, an education specialist, and specialist support services.

COMPASS commenced delivering services on 22 October 2018.

For more information, visit the Anglicare Victoria website.

Further information

Please email pads@dtf.vic.gov.au for any additional information about the two partnerships underway.

Reviewed 25/10/2018
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