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

September news out now

Our September newsletter is out now. Read of our contribution to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, how a Melbourne boys school is combating family violence and the challenges of supporting women without permanent residency.

I Care Bracelets

Please buy a bracelet and support McAuley Care. These elegant bracelets, made of sterling silver and rose gold vermeil (currently out of stock), come engraved with the wording 'I Care'.

Mercy Links Women

Mairead Kennedy and Bernadette Inman are not experts when it comes to facials or hair dyes, but they know a lot about compassion and respect.