Projects and Partnerships

Ongoing outreaches

Moonee Valley Legal Service aims to provide services that are accessible, holistic, and that respond to our community needs. We work closely with our partners in the region to deliver creative projects that offer the best outcomes for Moonee Valley residents.

See some of our current projects and partnerships below:

Integrated Services
We recognise that people with legal issues often have other social issues impacting their life. When people come to see us, we want to ensure they are supported to find the full range of help they need to get the best legal and social outcomes.

The Integrated Services team at MVLS provides warm referrals for our clients to other organisations co-located at our office and Wingate Avenue Community Centre. These organisations provide support for:

  • Family violence and elder abuse
  • Financial counselling and coaching
  • Disability supports and NDIS
  • Youth engagement and homelessness
  • Employment and study
  • Settlement services
Legal Outreaches
We deliver legal services in a range of accessible locations across Moonee Valley, including:

  • Sam Merrifield, Niddrie, and Avondale Heights libraries
  • Cooper street Community Centre, Essendon
  • Flemington public housing estate
  • Travancore Prevention and Recovery Care (PARC) service
  • cohealth Older Person High Rise
  • Wintringham, Carlton
Legal Concierge Program
The Legal Concierge Program trains and employs multicultural young people living or connected to the Ascot Vale and Flemington public housing estate to provide legal engagement, education, and referrals to the residents.

Legal Concierge workers provide a trusted, culturally competent and safe link between community members and MVLS and improve outcomes and build stronger relationships for community members.

Safe from Harm
Safe from Harm is an initiative by the Moonee Valley Legal Service for culturally specific family violence education and legal assistance service for residents.

Safe from Harm offers Moonee Valley residents free legal advice and assistance in relation to family law and family violence matters. Additionally, culturally specific legal education can also be provided to groups and organisations in the local area.

Moonee Valley Family Violence Network
The Moonee Valley Family Violence Network is a group of government, non-government, and community services. The Network shares a collective commitment to address gendered violence and improve the safety of people affected by family violence.

The Network meets frequently to share updates and build connectedness between services. Regular community engagement events take place each year to increase awareness of family violence and available supports.

Contact us if you would like to join.