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
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.Read More
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.Read More
What children tell us about their experience of family violenceRead More
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.Read More