McAuley Community Services for Women provides much needed services for women and their children who are escaping family violence, and for women who are homeless.

Following in the footsteps of Catherine McAuley – foundress of the Sisters of Mercy – we offer welcoming crisis and longer term accommodation, vital employment services, social and recreational support and children's services.

Each year we help around 650 women and children to rebuild their lives, supporting them on their journey towards independence and safer futures.

In the case of emergency please call POLICE 000. To access crisis accommodation call 1800 015 188

$50,000 Grant Awarded

​McAuley Community Services for Women has been awarded a $50,000 NAB Community Grant. The grant will be used to strengthen our ground-breaking Engage to Change program, which assists employers and their employees deal with family violence in the workplace.

June Newsletter Out Now

The June edition of our newsletter, Women Matter, is now available. It features stories about our new $11 million building, our response to the Victorian Royal Commission into family violence, the McAuley House evaluation and the inspiring work of people who support the organisation, including students, volunteers and the Fed Up five.

High Tea Success

Whilst our May High Tea Appeal has raised almost $20,000; it has achieved more than that. It has proved to be a great friend-raiser for our organisation. More than 30 high teas were held in May and the kettle continues to boil for events in June.