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Supporting steps to independence

A new social housing project in central Mildura will support vulnerable young people to live independently. The Mallee Accommodation and Support Program is one of eight agencies awarded grant funding to build three new one-bedroom units as part of the Victorian Government’s $50 million Youth Housing Capital Grants program. The Victorian Government grants are designed […]

MASP Renews Focus on Priority Services

The Mallee Accommodation and Support Program (MASP) has announced changes to its client services and operations as it refocuses on future priorities identified by the community. MASP recently published a new strategic plan, setting out how it will better service communities across the Mallee region. “As an organisation, we’ve put a huge amount of work […]

Christmas Cheer That Makes a Difference All Year

MALLEE Accommodation and Support Program (MASP) is urging local businesses and benefactors to make a difference to Mallee families and communities all year when they lend a hand this Christmas. MASP Chief Executive Officer Vincent Wilson said the “Christmas spirit” drives enormous community benefit for MASP each year through donations of gifts and toys and […]

Covid-19 Bring Unexpected Benefits For Foster Caring

The uncertainty of COVID-19 has had an unexpected up-side for the Mallee’s out-of-home care agencies, with community members showing stronger interest in finding out more about being a Foster Carer. Mallee Accommodation and Support Program (MASP) and Mallee Family Care (MFC) have both noted increased inquiry in foster caring since the beginning of the pandemic […]

Canned Food Drive To Help Feed 500

IN excess of 1000 canned meals were donated to help feed Mildura’s homeless community through Mallee Accommodation and Support Program’s (MASP) canned food drive held during Homelessness Week last week. MASP housing access and support worker Celeste Smith hailed the drive a “huge success”, estimating the meals including soups, spaghetti, baked beans, chili con carne […]

Homelessness Week To Shine A Light On Mallee Housing Insecurity

MALLEE Accommodation and Support Program (MASP) says new census data has revealed homeless and housing insecurity will be a growing challenge for Mallee communities, and is hoping Homelessness Week will help focus attention on long-term solutions. ABS data from 2016 shows homelessness rates in some areas of the Mallee are comparable to the State average […]

Community Urged To Join “Drive” To Ease The Burden Of Homelessness

Community support agency Mallee Accommodation and Support Program (MASP) is offering a practical and low-cost way for Mildura residents to do their bit to support vulnerable community members during Homelessness Week (August 1-7). “People always say ‘what can I do?’ – well our Food Can Drive is something really practical, affordable and easy, and we […]

Masp Focussed On Mallee Housing Opportunities

A leading community services provider says there’s an unprecedented opportunity to push the Mallee’s case as governments sharpen their focus on addressing structural housing issues and building new housing infrastructure. With rental vacancy rates at an all-time low and cost of living pressures at an all-time high Mallee Accommodation and Support Program says conditions are […]

Supporting mallee communities into the future – MASP launches community survey

A key agency that’s provided services and support to Mallee communities for almost 30 years is inviting community input into planning for the organisation’s future role and programs. Mallee Accommodation and Support Program (MASP) is developing its next three-year Strategic Plan and Chief Executive Officer Vince Wilson said the organisation was looking for feedback on […]