ECCV works with a range of partners to support community outreach and capacity building projects, with an emphasis on disability advocacy, ethnic seniors groups and elder abuse prevention. ECCV projects employ bicultural workers to help build connections and effectively reach vulnerable communities.
Our projects support and inform our policy advocacy work across the multicultural sector.
$250 Power Saving Bonus
ECCV is supporting Victoria’s multicultural communities to save on their energy costs and access the state government’s Power Saving Bonus program.
Access & Support
Access and Support services provide short term support for the elderly, younger people with a disabilty (who are not eligible for NDIS) and their carers.
COVID-19 Multicultural Outreach
Throughout the pandemic, ECCV has been informing and engaging with migrant and refugee communities on how to protect themselves and stay COVIDsafe.
Elder Abuse Prevention
For more than a decade, ECCV has been delivering community education on elder abuse prevention, and building capacity within Victoria’s multicultural communities to prevent and respond to elder abuse.
Multicultural Emergency Management Partnership
ECCV’s Multicultural Emergency Management Partnership with VCOSS is building engagement between multicultural communities and emergency services to enhance disaster resilience.
Multicultural Mental Health System Reform
ECCV is supporting the current reforms of Victoria’s mental health system to ensure migrant and refugee communities can access mental health support that is culturally safe, responsive and inclusive.
Positive Ageing Information Sessions
ECCV is delivering information sessions to older people from migrant and refugee backgrounds with the aim of empowering them to know their rights and age well.
Protecting Our Communities Video Series
ECCV produced a 15-language video series on how to stay COVIDsafe featuring the personal stories of inspiring leaders from Victoria’s multicultural communities.
Raise Our Voices
Through the delivery of community forums and training sessions, and the facilitation of peer-led networks, ECCV is empowering people with disability from multicultural communities to advocate for themselves.
Speak My Language
As part of the national Speak My Language initiative, ECCV trained and supported a Victorian team of bilingual “Travellers” to produce in-language podcast episodes on living well with disability.