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‘At last I can breathe’

December 17, 2020

After years of transient housing and homelessness, 'Natalie' still can’t get her head around the idea that she now has her own place and can, at last, make long term plans.

It’s another step forward in her long journey of recovery from mental health challenges, homelessness and debilitating physical injury.

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Our annual report 2019-2020 is now available

December 16, 2020

Despite the challenges of COVID, our 2019/20 annual report, now available, shows that we supported 1392 women and children, an increase of 18 per cent compared to 2018/2019.

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‘Making time’ – COVID hasn’t stopped our dedicated volunteers

December 7, 2020

When two new volunteers came on board to help us last year – one with a law degree and the other a doctor – you probably wouldn’t have predicted that they’d end up running Bollywood classes.

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New homes, new beginnings

August 27, 2020

Fourteen women supported by McAuley are now living in brand new homes in the heart of Footscray. They had all experienced longer-term homelessness and are now ready for exciting new futures and greater independence.

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Generosity through the generations

August 27, 2020

A 13-year-old girl, with empathy for women who are homeless, was inspired by her socially aware grandmother to help bring lovely finishing touches to women's new homes.

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Feeling ‘blessed’: how a new job led to a new beginning

August 18, 2020

The simple sharing of a birthday cake with work colleagues meant so much more to Amrita, who was building a new life after family violence.

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With a little help from our friends – fresh and delicious food still on the menu

May 14, 2020

Fresh, low-cost and delicious – that’s always been our goal for the meals at McAuley House. COVID-19 has made that more challenging but great support from Victoria's Government House and Lentil as Anything have kept things ticking along.

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A Mothers’ Day reflection

May 4, 2020

Mothers' Day is just around the corner. It can be a time of immense sadness and grief for some of the women living at McAuley who have lost contact with their children, writes our CEO Jocelyn Bignold.

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