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Wellsprings for Women was honoured to attend Government House on 19 November to receive the Community Innovation Award from the Governor of Victoria, the Hon Linda Dessau AC, as part of Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence. This award recognised the achievements of Wellspring’s beloved program, Cooking: The Art of Belonging. View more photos on Wellsprings' Facebook page, here

VMCH will be at the Seniors and Disability Expo on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November, Booth G5 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, from 9am-3pm. As one of Victoria’s largest Home Care Packages providers, VMCH offer services to those who want to stay in their own home and remain connected to the community but require some extra support. They are also providers of help at home, allied health and therapy, carer support, respite services and day and overnight accommodation.

McAuley Community Services for Women has launched two reports from Deloitte Access Economics analysing the value of its work and longer-term benefits for women supported. Together the reports provide a rich and nuanced picture of the outcomes and effectiveness of McAuley’s interventions for women who have experienced homelessness, family violence and mental health issues. Read more from McAuley and access the reports, here.

Red Wednesday starts today, 20 November! Between 20-27 November, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne will be taking a stand for the millions of people around the world who are being persecuted for their peacefully-held religious beliefs. St Patrick's cathedral will be floodlit in red each night during this week.Join us today (20 November) at the 12 noon Mass at St Mary of the Cross Chapel, Australian Catholic University, 8 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Tonight at 8.30pm, there is the "Walk of Witness", starting at the birthplace of St Mary MacKillop, 7 Brunswill Street, Fitzroy, finishing at St Patrick's cathedral.

Download poster here for a list of all events.  |  More information and resources can also be found here.
All are invited to John Pierce Centre's Christmas Mass, luncheon and rally on Sunday 8 December, from 11am. The Mass will be Auslan interpreted and followed by lunch and a raffle.
Location: John Pierce Cetnre, 25-35 High Street, Prahran. Cost is $25 per person; $10 per child (under 15 years); $40 per family (2 adults, 2 children). This price includes lunch, dessert, drinks.

Jesuit Social Services has joined 17 other organisations spanning Northern Territory social and community services, environmental organisations and community groups to release a joint statement today welcoming the NT Government’s positive steps towards a comprehensive climate change response and calling on the Government to take bolder action to reduce emissions and map a clear path to a fair, equitable clean energy transition for all Territorians.

Read the statement here.

Congratulations to Jesuit Social Services, winner of a community award in the category ‘Organisations Supporting Africans’ at the Afroshine Australia awards on Saturday evening, 16 November 2019. Jesuit Social Services’ Men’s Project has also been announced as a finalist in the 2019 VicHealth Awards (the winners will be announced on 3 December 2019).
Good Samaritan Inn Director, Felicity Rorke, attended the Fourth World Conference of Women's Shelters (4WCWS) in Taiwan along with 1400 delegates from across the globe. Co-organized by The Garden of Hope Foundation and the Global Network of Women's Shelters, the conference is the world's largest international meeting on the protection of women's rights and the prevention of violence against women. This is the first time that the conference has ever been held in Asia.
Friends, family, donors, staff and volunteers – over 300 supporters of CatholicCare Greater Melbourne Geelong Gippsland filled the pews of St Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday 10 November at its annual Mass of Appreciation. The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Peter Comensoli, with St Kevin’s Cathedral Choir filling the space with music that delighted everyone’s hearts and minds. The inaugural Mass of Appreciation was also held in the Diocese of Sale with Bishop Patrick O'Regan celebrating the mass held in Packenham.

Cabrini have recently launched an inspiring initiative called, ‘There’s something about Cabrini’ (#theressomethingaboutcabrini), which highlights just what makes Cabrini so special. Over the coming months, Cabrini will showcase interviews with staff from across its Malvern, Brighton, Ashwood, Prahran, Hawthorn and Hopetoun campuses to highlight to each other, and the community, what makes Cabrini such an incredible place for patients and families, and the staff and volunteers who work there.

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