Gatehouse, an agency that provides welfare and support to sex workers in Melbourne, says there has been a huge community response to the .

Ms Connelly in her van in Greeves Street almost two weeks ago.

Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge and the local mayor are among those who will speak at a vigil in Ms Connelly's honour next Thursday evening.

Gatehouse chief executive officer Sally Tonkin says Ms Connelly's violent death is being felt deeply by the community.

"We've had a huge community response. We've had lots of residents who've come forward and we felt a response was needed," she said.

"I think it taps into broader issues (such as) violence against women.

"This is something we should all be concerned about and it's not just a street sex worker issue.""

 

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