History

30 years of Creating Another Chance

In 1983, ACSO commenced as a small support agency staffed by volunteers (then called The Epistle Centre; later The Victorian Offender Support Agency) for ex-prisoners who were highly disadvantaged.

We have grown over the 30 years to become a “provider of choice” in the delivery of a range of services and programs responding to unemployment, mental illness, disability, homelessness, substance use and offending behaviour. We now deliver programs across Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland.

Read the '30 years of creating another chance report' here

The People who have impacted ACSO over the years

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) proudly acknowledges Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and their rich culture and pays respect to their Elders past, present.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s 
first peoples and as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and water on which we rely.

We embrace the spirit of reconciliation, working towards equality of outcomes and ensuring an equal voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, including those who have come in contact with the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation recognises the right to a safe and inclusive service without bias. ACSO is committed to the equitable treatment of its participants, employees and partners. We believe in humanity and celebrating the diverse voices of our community through leadership, practice and policy design, to honour and embrace diverse traditions, cultures and experiences of those we support and work alongside.

ACSO acknowledges funding from the Victorian, New South Wales & Queensland State Governments and Federal Government.

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