Feeling ‘blessed’: how a new job led to a new beginning
‘In my first meetings with her she was still in a state of fear and anguish. She’d lived in refuges and there had been countless intervention order breaches. She also had two young children and was still traumatized and uncertain about what the future could bring.' With our support Amrita was able to get a new job and begin to build a new life free from the constant threat of violence.Read More
Children give our education program a big thumbs up
We've had some rave reviews for our tutoring program - from the kids themselves.Read More
What do homeless women need?
In an extraordinary act of generosity, Kerry James has decided to bequeath her house to McAuley.Read More
When volunteering is a ‘no-brainer’
When Catherine Noonan was asked whether she’d be interested in being part of McAuley’s new tutoring program for children, she leapt at the opportunity.Read More
“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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More