Investments underway

Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage (PADs) builds on the achievement of the Victorian Government’s Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) Pilot program, which has supported the development of two innovative and evidence-based programs to be implemented by three leading service providers.

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

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 Victorian Government announced the launch of this partnership with Sacred Heart Mission on 21 December 2017.

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

Media release: A New Approach To Tackle Chronic Homelessness.


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.

The Victorian Government announced the launch of this partnership with Anglicare Victoria and VincentCare on 15 February 2018.

For more information, visit the Anglicare Victoria website.

Media release: Making Things Fairer For Young People Leaving Care.

Further information

Please email for any additional information about the two partnerships underway.

Reviewed 02/07/2018
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