The Reconnect program supports Victorians experiencing disadvantage.

If you need some extra support to study or get a job this program could help you. If you are aged between 18-64 years contact us for personalised support to make an action plan to reach your goals.

To apply you must have been out of work or education for more than six months. A Reconnect caseworker may be able to assist you where others have not.

For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for the program, please email or ring us on 93472739.

Reconnect is supported by the Victorian Government.


One-to-one Support and Referral for CNLC students

To complement our classes we provide free social or personal support and referrals to CNLC enroled students who may be isolated individuals, single parent families, migrants and public tenants who attend the cnetre.

  • Time: By appointment
  • Day: Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Cost: Free to eligible participants


Open Door hub at Carlton housing estate

The refugee and migrant community who live in Carlton and its surrounding suburbs bring a range of knowledge, skills and valuable experiences that enrich our society.

Our Open Door hub, based in the Carlton public housing estate, where we support people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to create connected, productive and fulfilled lives by:

  1. Hosting a welcoming, vibrant and safe community space.
  2. Assisting people to take up education and meaningful employment
  3. Offering one on one support to our community clients from the public housing estate as well as connecting them to other support services
  4. Advocating for the wellbeing of individuals and the whole community.

Please note: Our Open Door office is currently closed to the public. Our staff are still available during regular business hours on 0491 133 317 or 

Carlton Community Network (CCN)

CNLC coordinates the Carlton Community Network (CCN). This is an important opportunity for the numerous agencies and services (over 50) in Carlton to network, collaborate and share ideas. CCN holds bi-monthly meetings at sites across Carlton.

To join CCN or find out more, contact: Elle Morell

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