McAuley Community Services for Women (McAuley) 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 600 women and children to rebuild their lives, supporting them on their journey towards independence and safer futures.

McAuley has made a number of recommendations in a submission as part of the National Affordable Housing Enquiry, focusing on the link between Australia's housing policies and the effect that gender has on women's experience of homelessness.

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McAuley Community Services for Women will ‘couch surf’ in Fed Square on August 7 & 8 to symbolize the difference between homelessness for men and women, as its contribution to Homeless Persons’ Week.
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News from McAuley is out now. Read about the organisation's efforts to improve services for women who are homeless because of family violence or mental illness and the people helping to bring about that change.

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