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A ground-breaking program, run by MacKillop Family Services’ Good Grief, featured in a Southern Cross University breakfast showcase at NSW Parliament House in September, hosted by Sarah Mitchell, the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning.
 Seasons for Growth is an evidence-based change and loss education program that uses imagery of the seasons to illustrate the experience of grief.
Over 100 peak bodies and practitioners working to prevent and respond to violence against women and children, including our member organisations Good Samaritan Inn and Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, have released a joint statement rejecting the legitimacy of the Federal Government’s new Family Law Inquiry. "This Inquiry is not only unnecessary, it is dangerous. ... Women’s and children’s lives are on the line. They cannot wait another year for action", the statement reads. Read joint statement, here.
Volunteer applications for the Edmund Rice Victoria Summer Camps program are now open. This coming summer, they are running three action packed camps: (i) Kids Camp at Merricks, from 2-6 January; Teenage Boys Camp at Santa, 12-17 January; Summer Family Camp at Amberley, 19-24 January. Want to come, help out, and be part of the fun? Volunteer Applications are open now, until Monday 25 November. Contact Flic here and download the volunteer registration form, here.
The Cabrini Gandel Wing at the Malvern hospital campus has taken out an award in the Corian Design Awards 2019. Corian is a solid surface material, which was used in the design for the baby baths and change stations in the en suites of the maternity rooms, for the clinical basin and surrounds in patient rooms, with integrated glove dispensers and lift-up panels (concealing hand washing equipment), as well as reception desks throughout the Gandel Wing.
 
Congratulations to all the organisations, programs and individuals that were recognised for their outstanding contributions to ending homelessness in the 2019 Victorian Homelessness Achievement Awards, presented at the Council to Homeless Persons Victorian Shaping the Future Conference from 14-15 October. Particular congratulations to our member organisations and representatives who received awards - McAuley Community Services for Women, Sacred Heart Mission and VincentCare.
 
The Corpus Christi Community Greenvale redevelopment was unveiled and blessed by Archbishop Comensoli on Wednesday 2 October. The new 90-bed aged care facility is about to become the new home for the resident at Corpus Christi Community. The redevelopment project commenced seven years ago and is a partnership between the Federal Government, Villa Maria Catholic Homes, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and Corpus Christi Community Greenvale.
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Representatives from our member organisation, ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans), attended the international Talitha Kum General Assembly in Rome in September. They were part of a gathering of 86 people, almost all Catholic sisters, from 42 countries, all working to counter human trafficking.
 

Jesuit Social Services’ National Justice Symposium: Emerging adults in the justice system, was an opportunity to consider the needs of emerging adults in the justice system and discuss recent research and reforms from the United States and New Zealand.
Congratulations to the staff and volunteers at Wellsprings for Women Inc, which celebrated its 25-year anniversary at Parliament House on Tuesday 13 August. More than 100 people attended the event. Attendees were a mixture of representatives from Presentation sisters Victoria, Kildare ministries, Wellsprings staff, Board and volunteers, long term supporters, members of Halpin family, past members of the Board, funding bodies, MPS and staff from local, state and federal governments.

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