Thorne Harbour Health has a long history of working within, and for, the Lesbian, Gay, Bi Sexual, Trans gender, Intersex, Queer and sexuality and gender diverse communities. Thorne Harbour Health remain a community controlled organisation to best serve our community.
Thorne Harbour Health was the Victorian AIDS Council, founded in 1983 during a time of great fear and stigma, born out of community activism in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As a result of vast improvements to treatments for HIV, in recent years Thorne Harbour Health have expanded their work within the LGBTIQ communities and offer a broad range of services for the overall queer community.
Thorne Harbour Health has a vast range of services, programs and activities for the LGBTIQ communities regardless of age and HIV status. Our programs and projects and designed to be inclusive of diversity and offer:
- clinical services
- women's health
- gay men's health promotion
- peer education
- indigenous health and wellbeing
- social supports
- alcohol and other drug services
- trans health
- family violence
- referral pathways
- HIV services including peer support, nutritional services, case work, legal services, financial assistance, housing support, volunteer and home care, transport assistance and exercise classes.
Please note, some services may be dependant on COVID-19 regulations and are subject to change.
Rainbow Connection is an LGBTIQ specific service for older members of our community. It is designed to reduce social isolation among senior members of our diverse community, with LGBTIQ volunteers providing social support, including home visits and outings to have a coffee and a chat.
Any member of the LGBTIQ community may apply for Rainbow Connection if they are aged 55 or over, are isolated and do not have other support options.
For more information, call (03) 9863 0426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why the change of name?
A lot has changed over the last 35 years, including our name. The Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) is now Thorne Harbour Health. Watch below to hear more of our story.
Please visit the Thorne Harbour website for full details.