A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will support Community Abundance Inc, helping them to continue doing the vital work that supports vulnerable Victorians across Melbourne’s South East.

We’ll provide a $100,000 grant to help them continue to provide social services to culturally and linguistically diverse community members with a focus on African communities.

For years Community Abundance has supported thousands of vulnerable Victorians with a range of services that include free meals, counselling programs and health promotion programs, while helping those effected by trauma, family violence and malnutrition get back on their feet.

Labor’s investment will make sure they are well-equipped to continue to help local families and members of our community – ensuring every Victorian gets the support they need when they need it.

It builds on the massive investments in community support already delivered by the Labor Government, ensuring neighbourhoods have accessible wellbeing and support services close to home.

In sharp contrast, when it comes to delivering the vital support that people in our community rely on, the Liberals can’t be trusted. Their policy of cuts and closures would leave locals behind.

Last time Matthew Guy’s Liberals were in power they cut $1 billion from health, approved cutting 700 full-time equivalent jobs from the Department of Health and Human Services, while defunding 29 grassroots community mental health providers – severely impacting the most vulnerable Victorians.

Only a re-elected Labor Government will back the community organisations that keep our community strong – because only Labor will do what matters.

Quote attributable to Labor Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams:
“We’re backing Community Abundance to deliver the culturally sensitive services that locals rely on, bringing the support they need closer to home while ensuring their hardworking staff and volunteers can keep doing what they do best – helping others.”