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30 July 2016 marks the third World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The General Assembly of the United Nations declared that such a day was necessary to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.
You're invited to join in the annual John Wallis Foundation Walk Ride Run event, along the beautiful Great Victorian Rail Trail, on Saturday 27 August 2017.
Prevention and putting an end to family violence are of key concern for Catholic Social Services Victoria and the wider community. The Catholic Church has a key role to play and so in Victoria, Catholic Social Services has been working with the bishops and with parishes in order to produce a range of resource material that will help address this very important issue.


Catholic Social Services Victoria invites you to the Reimagining Parish Services Expo on Saturday 27 August 2016 at Our Lady of the Assumption parish, 9 Centre Dandenong Rd, Cheltenham.
The day aims to celebrate parishes as communities of service and will provide an opportunity to share our work and learn from each other.  It will include presentations from parishes on how they respond to local needs and developing links with parishes and with Catholic social services which can assist in meeting your parish goals.

Our 2016 professional Development Program for Leaders in Catholic social services is now underway.

Patrice Scales was warmly farewelled as Chair of Council at the 17 March Annual General Meeting, and Bernie Cronin was welcomed as her replacement.  Anne Astin and Jenny Glare were also welcomed to the Council. 

Thanks to Bishop Vincent Long, and to Sr Joan Healy, for leading our Commissioning mass on 17 March:  'we find God in others and we bring him there.'

Anti Poverty Week 11 - 17 October. More than one million Victorians are living near or below the poverty line painting an alarming picture of increasing disadvantage across the state. Across Australia there are 2.5 million people living below the internationally accepted poverty line of 50 per cent of median income.

Catholic Social Services Victoria, in collaboration with Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, engaged Melissa Brickell, a Yorta Yorta Wiradjeri woman, to facilitate an informative and challenging workshop entitled Becoming a Culturally Competent Organisation for CSSV member organisations and other colleagues on Friday morning 7 August 2015.

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