Memberships & Accreditations

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Australian Children's Safety Alliance

The Australian Children’s Safety Alliance is a group of non-government and government organisations that have joined together to improve systems and practice at the intersection of domestic violence and child protection. Its purpose is to strengthen and enhance the safety of women, protection of children and interventions with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse.

Key activities of the Alliance include providing leadership in policy and practice development relevant to the child protection and domestic violence sectors, creating and supporting a community of practice for agencies and practitioners, and facilitating access to training in the Safe and Together model of practice. The group membership includes domestic violence and other community service providers and government representatives. It is chaired by Junction Australia. 


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PowerHousing Australia 

PowerHousing Australia is a peak alliance of Australia’s growth housing providers and operates with a mission to mobilise resources to the NFP Housing Sector and to grow the supply of affordable housing across Australia.  Junction and Women’s Housing is a member.

PowerHousing Australia’s 30 members manage approximately 60% of Australia’s non-government social housing stock with a market value of circa $6.4 billion.

Visit the PowerHousing Australia website


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Charter of Rights

The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care states simply and clearly the rights of children and young people who are under the guardianship or in the custody of the Minister for Education and Child Development.

The South Australian Parliament has legislated that any person involved with children in care in a formal capacity, such as a social worker or a carer, must consider and ‘seek to implement to the fullest extent possible, the terms of the Charter’ (Children’s Protection Act 1993, 52EF). The Charter is promoted and monitored by the Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People.

Visit the Chater of Rights website

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 International Housing Partnership 

As a member of PowerHousing Australia Junction Australia is also a member of the International Housing Partnership. The International Housing Partnership is a confederation of not for profit housing organisations in Australia, Canada, the UK and USA that seeks to harness the collective experience of our accomplished members from across the world to enable and assist our members to improve, adapt and expand their organisations in order to better serve the communities in which they work.  IHP Members house approximately 2.5 million people around the world!

Visit the International Housing Partnership website

 

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Urban Development Institute of Australia (SA)

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is the leading representative body for the urban development industry. Members include major public corporations, financial institutions, small companies, professional practices and private individuals directly involved in the production, financing and marketing of urban property developments.

Visit the Urban Development Institute of Australia website

 

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Coalition of Women's Domestic Violence (CWDVS) 

Junction Australia is a member of the CWDVS in South Australia.

The vision of the Coalition of Women’s Domestic Violence Services of South Australia is to work towards a community that is free of domestic violence and abuse by;

  • Offering improved outcomes for women and children affected by domestic violence or family violence and abuse
  • Promoting community awareness of violence against women and children and its personal and social consequences on both the victims and to society
  • Providing leadership as a State Women’s Peak body
  • Contributing to, and monitoring policies, legislation and programs which impact on women and children
  • Promoting equity of access to services for all women, including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women, refugee, immigrant and non-English speaking women, women in rural and isolated areas, and women with disabilities and other significant health issues.
 Visit the Coalition of Women's Domestic Violence website
 

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Shelter SA

Junction Australia is a member of Shelter SA, which is a peak housing organisation advocating for improved housing outcomes for all citizens.

Access to affordable, appropriate and secure long-term housing is the key to overall social well-being, and is critical to improving health and education outcomes for everyone.

Shelter SA is a non-profit association incorporated in 1977 and is funded through the State Government’s Housing Minister’s Advisory Fund.

Visit the Shelter SA website

 

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Victim Support Service (VSS)

Victim Support Service (VSS) provides free and confidential help to adult victims of crime, witnesses, their family, and friends across South Australia. We work in partnership with other organisations, we’re not a government agency or part of the police and you don't have to report a crime to get our help. It doesn’t matter where the crime happened and you can call us any time after the crime, whether it was yesterday, last week or several years ago. Junction and Women’s Housing is a member of Victim Support Service to support the Staying Home Staying Safe program

Visit the Victim Support Service website

 

The Women's Services Network

WESNET is a National women’s peak advocacy body which facilitates and promotes policy, legislative and programmatic responses relevant to women and children who have experienced domestic or family violence.

WESNET advances responses which:

  • Ensure the safety of women and children;
  • Empower them to live free of violence; and
  • Improve the social, political and economic status of women.

WESNET works within a feminist framework which promotes an understanding of domestic and family violence as gendered violence against women, because they are women. In addition WESNET acknowledges that women’s and children’s experiences are also intrinsically shaped by their ethnicity, ability, age, sexuality and class.

 Visit The Women's Services Network website

 

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Community Partnerships and Growth

Community Partnerships and Growth is a directorate within Housing SA, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, and is responsible for the funding and regulation of the community housing sector in South Australia. Community housing organisations provide an important housing option within a multi-provider social housing system that includes public housing and Aboriginal housing providers. Community housing encourages self help, self management and volunteer community involvement in the provision and management of housing need.

Junction Australia staff are actively involved with the consultative processes through our participation in the reference groups including the Rent Reference Group, CHCR Reference Group, Learning and Development Reference Group.

 Visit the GovSA Community Housing website

 

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Southern Housing Round Table

The Southern Housing Round Table (SHRT)  includes representatives from government and non-government agencies across the greater Southern Adelaide area. With a focus on collaborative practice, the group identifies and prioritises opportunities for services and infrastructure and ensures that access to services and service outcomes are both effective and efficient.

Junction Australia is a key long-term member of the Round Table which includes representation from across the Southern Adelaide Region including:

  • Community and Affordable Housing Providers
  • Non-Government Community Service Organisations
  • Local Government
  • State Government Agencies
  • Federal Government Agencies.

 Visit the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion website

 

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Housing and Accommodation Support Partnership (HASP) Program

 In 2009, following an identified need for community based living options for people with complex mental health issues, Junction Australia  developed a partnership with State Mental Health Services and specialist support providers to provide high quality housing and support for people with enduring psychiatric mental illness. This is known as the Housing and Accommodation Support Program (HASP) for people with mental illness.

Junction Australia worked with the Mental Health Unit and support agencies to develop protocols, partnering agreements, local service agreements and operational practices. An integral focus of our partnerships is communication between agencies to ensure a consistent approach to housing and support needs is adopted.

 

Onkaparinga Collaborative Approach (OCA) for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Indigenous Family Violence

The OCA is a collaborative approach to preventing domestic and family violence, involving a wide range of agencies and tiers of service provision ranging from broad community to grassroots work of which Junction Australia is a member.

Key agencies form the leadership group. There are six major focus areas: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities; Supporting Women Living with Violence and Abuse; Children and Young People; Engaging Men who use Violence and Abuse; Specific Communities; and Strengthening Communities. A particular feature of the approach is the Statement of Commitment which organisations are invited to sign, affirming their commitment to work against violence, and individuals as Champions to promote leadership against violence.

 

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South Australian Council of Social Services (SACOSS)

SACOSS is the peak body for the non-government health and community services sector in South Australia.

SACOSS does not accept poverty, inequity or injustice. We will be a powerful and representative voice that leads and supports our community to take actions that achieve our vision of justice, opportunity and shared wealth for all South Australians. We will hold to account governments, business, and communities for actions that disadvantage vulnerable people.

Visit the South Australian Council of Social Services website


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