Commencing April 2024, the Arc program, named to signify the arc of new beginnings, is our most ambitious project in our 150-year history. 

Partnering with Social Ventures Australia (SVA), the Victorian Government, and community housing providers, we will provide specialised case management and housing support to people leaving prison, to reduce reoffending and homelessness.

The Arc Program is funded from April 2024 to October 2029 and in that time will support approximately 400 men and women leaving prison who are at risk of homelessness.  

Through the Arc program we seek to improve outcomes for people exiting prison across a range of life areas, in particular those of health, recidivism and homelessness by engaging participants before their release and providing intensive case management support for two years once they exit prison.

Every journey will be unique, and the level of support will be adjusted to reflect the strengths and needs of each participant with the aim to move people into independent housing.

Our Arc program was selected as the Victorian Government's fifth Partnership Addressing Disadvantage (PAD), and is funded via a Social Impact Bond (SiB), led by Social Ventures Australia

For more information about Arc, please contact [email protected]