Jesuit Social Services



Konnect

Brosnan Services' Transitional Support Services (Link Out, Konnect and WISP) are delivered to men and women exiting prison and moving into the community. In 2010 Jesuit Social Services were awarded State-wide delivery of support services to Aboriginal men and women, women exiting Tarrengower and Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and men exiting Dhurringile and Beechworth prisons. Jesuit Social Services are now the only State-wide provider of support services to men and women exiting prisons.

We work from a service model that is based on the principles of inclusion, (re)connection, education and skill development and cultural competence. Our model draws heavily on a growing body of research in several areas including:

• the importance of relationships and connection to family and community

• an understanding of the social model of health and wellbeing, which recognises the strong link between an individual's health and that of their social, emotional, spiritual, physical/built, economic and natural environment

• a focus on targeted and timely interventions that draw on participant strengths, providing a pathway to meaningful and positive social and economic participation, enabling individuals to reach their full potential.

We deliver services which build resilience in and positive outcomes for participants, link clients to appropriate educational, training and employment opportunities, strengthen our strong working relationships with stakeholders across government and non-government and deliver clearly articulated outcomes. We provide a targeted, structured, culturally appropriate intervention that addresses the needs of participants and recognises that they are the key drivers of success in their lives.


Konnect

Konnect is a culturally specific response to the needs of Indigenous men and women as they move from prison to their communities of choice across Victoria. We work in partnership with Koori services and focus on supporting individuals to move back into their communities.. Underpinning our work with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is a recognition that acknowledging culture in an affirming way is important to building a strong identity with our participants.


Contact us
Brosnan Services
10 Dawson Street
Brunswick VIC 3056
Tel: 03 9387 1233
Fax: 03 9387 1178
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