Changing lives since 1989
A packed public meeting in Wangaratta in 1989 to discuss how the community could support local people with disabilities highlighted the need for an organisation to help people in need across north-east Victoria.
The seed for own work was sown with the very first program, which was a supported accommodation assistance program to help people who were homeless or at risk of homelessness. Our work grew into a wider supported accommodation program and work to help at risk young people and to prevent family violence.
Our organisation grew beyond Wangaratta, prompting us to become Central Hume Support Services. We went on to establish a youth refuge to help young people experiencing homelessness and in 1999 we were approached by the Victorian Government to provide care and accommodation for young people who are unable to live with their natural families.
Then in 2011, we became known as Junction Support Services in order to reflect the wider scope of our work.
Today, we’re a not-for-profit organisation that supports people in north-east Victoria who are disadvantaged through poverty, homelessness, family breakdown, social isolation, family violence, mental ill health and drug and alcohol addiction.
Our work is supported by the Victorian Government. We are QIP accredited.
Junction is a flexible, resilient and resourceful organisation.
Our team is passionate about helping people in need.
Our aim is to empower people to take a productive place in the community
because everyone is entitled to a fair go.
– Corienne Krich
Former CEO Junction Support Services