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.""