Stories

“A good lunch” was actually great!

With a focus on the growing problem of older women becoming homeless, our 'Good Lunch' was a thought-provoking event. It raised more than $20,000 for our support services.

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Tania: ‘I saw no future for myself’

Formerly homeless after dealing with addiction and mental health issues, Tania is now living in McAuley House Ballarat. She says safe and secure housing and the support of staff are giving her the space and resources she needs to get her life on track.

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Employment is a pathway out of family violence: our submission

There are countless immediate, and longer-term, benefits for the community when women experiencing family violence gain employment.

Foremost of these is that the economic independence and financial security associated with work can be a springboard for leaving a violent relationship.

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Our submission to Victoria’s Royal Commission into Mental Health

The experiences of family violence, homelessness and trauma can have devastating consequences for the mental health of women and children supported by McAuley. The Royal Commission into Mental Health was an opportunity for us to highlight these issues and how services and systems could be improved.

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WEstjustice partnership leads to alleviation of crippling debts

The WEstjustice community legal service has achieved amazing outcomes in working with women to alleviate debts and sort out legal problems. So far around $400,000 of debt has been waived through their efforts.

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Vivid portraits of the emotions of women and children who have experienced family violence

The book is a compilation of artwork created by women and children living at our family violence safe house.

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What children tell us about their experience of family violence

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Court Support 4 Kids

An evaluation has shown the value of this innovative program helping women who have little choice but to bring children to court when they're applying for family violence intervention orders.

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