We helped 1184 women and children in 2018/2019
Women and children kept safe from violence
Women over 45 needed support
Children were aged under two
Women registered for employment support
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With a little help from our friends – fresh and delicious food still on the menu
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.Read More
A Mothers’ Day reflection
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.Read More
Update: how you can help McAuley deal with COVID 19
McAuley is an essential service - and the women and children we support are especially vulnerable to the impact of COVID 19.Read More
Speaking out on family violence and homelessness
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.Read More
Our joint statement on potential harm and distress from Religious Discrimination Bill
'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.Read More
Our CEO Jocelyn Bignold receives OAM
'This award is really about everything McAuley has achieved, and everything we have dreamed of together to make the lives of women and children safer and better,' says Jocelyn after being awarded an Order of Australia medal.Read More
‘Cold and scary’: our submission on homelessness
‘You are tired all the time, trying to figure out where to go next, how to get through the next day.' Women gave a powerful perspective on what it's like to be homeless, for our submission to the Victorian Parliament.
McAuley speaks out on Religious Discrimination Bill
Together with Uniting Vic. Tas and Anglicare Vic, McAuley has expressed concern about the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill. We believe the Bill may allow faith-based organisations to cause harm.Read More