Dancing class run by the Australian Vietnamese Women's Association's Gambling Counselling Program, photo: Paul Jeffers
The foundation's annual report for 2014–15 was tabled in the Victorian Parliament on Thursday 22 October 2015.
The report covers a year of consolidation, including bedding down an improved service delivery model and implementing a new public health approach.
The new service delivery model sees a more collaborative way of working with our help services agencies and ensures the needs of clients are front and centre. We also introduced extra services to meet the needs of Victoria's Aboriginal communities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
In 2014–15 our services broadened to include more support for people at risk of harm, and for friends and family members affected by someone else's gambling.
This ties in with the foundation's public health approach and the strong preventative aspect of our legislative objectives. Providing the community with education and information, underpinned by robust research, is a key element of our work towards a Victoria free from gambling harm.