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

Talking About Catherine

Bernard Dobson learnt a lot about Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, during his many years as a teacher and Principal. He also discovered that Catherine's work continues today through McAuley Community Services for Women.

Cakes at McAuley House

Dessert Queen and 2014 Masterchef Finalist Emelia Jackson launched the High Tea Appeal to run throughout May to raise funds for women and children escaping family violence and who are homeless.

Join Rebecca for Tea

Rebecca Maddern, Channel 7 news presenter, is Patron of our High Tea Appeal. What drew her to the appeal was the sad fact that so many children and families will not be celebrating Mother’s Day this year because of family violence.