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Women over 45 needed support

Children were aged under two

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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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Update: how you can help McAuley deal with COVID 19

March 25, 2020

McAuley is an essential service - and the women and children we support are especially vulnerable to the impact of COVID 19.

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Speaking out on family violence and homelessness

March 12, 2020

We have joined forces with other organisations working in the fields of family violence and homelessness to urge stronger actions to address growing issues that are putting women and children at risk.

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Our joint statement on potential harm and distress from Religious Discrimination Bill

February 11, 2020

'We do not support the Religious Discrimination Bill as it currently stands, as we do not believe it will benefit the Australian community.' We've spoken out about the harm that the Bill could cause.

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