Adding a Colour To This Year’s Foster Care Week

As national Foster Care Week 2023 approaches, the MASP Foster Care team is gearing up for engaging events to raise awareness about foster care and celebrate the invaluable contribution of foster carers in the community. This year’s theme for Foster Care Week is ‘heart of gold’ – Celebrating the value and contribution of carers in […]

NAIDOC Week 2023

Mallee Accommodation & Support Program (MASP) proudly joined the vibrant celebrations of NAIDOC Week to honour and celebrate the rich culture, history, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Last Friday, the MASP team headed to the Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) to participate in a flag-raising ceremony, marking the beginning of a […]

Youth homelessness a problem we’re tackling together: MASP

A focus on youth homelessness highlights just how desperate the need is for a solution to the crisis, according to the Mallee Accommodation and Support Program. Youth Homelessness Matters Day is coming up on Wednesday 19 April and MASP is taking action to support young people who need help to find stable housing. Recent figures […]

Bringing Services Together for Complete Care

A locally grown plan has been launched to better support vulnerable people across the Mallee. The Mallee Accommodation and Support Program has introduced what’s known as a therapeutic model of care to underpin how it services the region. Under the model, MASP staff take a holistic approach to support the overall wellbeing of people seeking […]

Investing in young people across the Mallee

The Mallee community is being urged to get behind a new fundraising campaign that will make a difference to young people whose circumstances may mean their potential could be restricted. The campaign will support the growth of the Mallee Accommodation and Support Program’s Youth Mentoring Program, which provides support to young people through mentoring and […]

Taskforce established to tackle affordable housing crisis

In what could be a first for Victoria, several key local and State Government agencies have joined forces to tackle the affordable housing crisis in Sunraysia. Mildura Rural City Councillors last night endorsed a recommendation to establish the Mildura Social and Affordable Housing Taskforce (MSAHT), paving the way for an unprecedented push to increase access […]

MASP Office got covered in rainbows when joining the WorldPride 2023 celebrations

As Sydney World Pride officially kicks off its celebrations, our team at MASP gathered today to get into the spirit of this event despite the distance. Historically, WorldPride has been operating for over 40 years with a mission to promote and advocate LGBTQIA+ human rights worldwide. As a global LGBTQIA+ festival has been staged since […]

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 […]