Welcome to Wombat
National Reconciliation Week
Each year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.
Wombat Housing and Support Services acknowledges NRW and National Sorry Day; National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.
Wombat Housing and Support Services is a community managed agency based in North Melbourne. We have been providing free services to people who are homeless for over thirty years.
Our mission: People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness who have links with Melbourne's North West are supported to attain and maintain suitable housing.
Our values guide our policy development, our service delivery, our decision making and our relationships with the organisation, with our service users and external bodies.
We try to respond to the individual needs of people seeking our support.
We place a high value on being honest, genuine and communicating as directly and clearly as possible.
We foster connection, warmth and good humour within our organisation and in our dealings with others.
We try to be open, transparent and accountable to each other, to the people who use our services, to government and the wider community.
We are open to new ideas and embrace change. We will continue to explore new and innovative service delivery models and advocacy strategies. We acknowledge success and failure and endeavour to learn from both.
Wombat has programs for young people, older adults, families, single adults and people in public housing.Read more