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McAuley Works are a free outreach service who specialise in working with women overcoming Family Violence, mental health and homelessness to find and sustain employment. They also have great success collaborating with services who are already supporting clients in other matters and just need extra assistance in finding, applying for and starting work. Women are referred to the program through McAuley Care and McAuley House as well as from other Victorian agencies.
Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub launched their specialist mental health service at the Hub in Sydney Rd Brunswick on Wednesday 26 April 2017. The Hub, which has been in operation for about a year, complements free health services offered by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne’s west and Monash Health in the southern suburbs. Martin Foley, the Minister for Mental Health, launched the service and spoke of the Victorian Government’s commitment to this collaborative project with Cabrini Health and its partners.
Issues around youth justice have loomed large in the media in
recent months, as Government and the community have grappled with how to
support and rehabilitate young people while building a society that is
safe for all. Improving youth justice centres are one part of this
project; building community understanding and Government commitment to
the deeper issues is also central. A recent submission from Jesuit Social Services on how to improve youth justice centres in Victoria
gives a good overview of key issues.
“Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.” Pope Francis 2015.
Australians will spend about $2 billion on chocolate this Easter and much of it will have been produced using child labour from West Africa. These children pick cocoa beans – a key ingredient used to make chocolate. Many of these children are forced to do this work.
Catholic Social Services Victoria is working with MacKillop Family Services
to share information about the need for foster carers around the Catholic community.
Yesterday the Victorian Government announced a $2.1 billion social housing package
, which includes a $1 billion loan guarantee program, a $100 million
revolving loan facility for low-interest loans and $3 million to
faciliate the management transfer of 4,000 public housing properties to
the community housing sector. Applauding this announcement
, the Council to Homeless Persons
released a comprehensive breakdown of the funding, with all of the details
Good Samaritan Inn would like to invite all their generous supporters and volunteers to attend the Ultimate Women’s Weekend event in Melbourne on March 4th and 5th.
The organisers of this event are donating 100% of profits to the Good Samaritan Inn. Come and say ‘hello’ at their service stand over the weekend of 4th and 4th March.
Wellsprings for Women provides a welcoming and supportive environment with programs to help empower isolated and vulnerable women adapt and thrive in their communities. We are a small organization with a big influence and we are raring to grow.
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
invites you to a new networking opportunity to celebrate International Women's Day at its inaugural Good Conversations forum on Wednesday, 1 March 2017. The topic is 'Child support policy and its impacts on women's economic security' with faciliator Dr Kay Cook, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University.
Pope Francis has designated the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, which
falls on 8 February, as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action
Against Human Trafficking. Theme of this year’s Feast Day celebrations,
which are likely to be celebrated at Masses on the weekend of February
11 and 12, is: They are children! Not slaves!