McAuley’s refuges – a place to call home

Thanks to your incredible support, our five refuges for women and their children escaping family violence have been fully fitted out with furniture and household items, and are up and running.

"The refuges are a wonderful extension of the McAuley Care program and enable us to offer longer term accommodation and support to a further 30 families every year," said Jocelyn Bignold, Chief Executive Officer at McAuley.

"Each of the refuges has everything you can imagine a family might need, thanks to the generous donations we received from our supporters and the community."

"Most importantly, the refuges provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment for women and children as they start to rebuild their lives," Jocelyn said.