Homelessness

There are times when families, despite their best efforts, face the prospect of eviction or homelessness. Our services help you to take the next steps towards long-term, stable accommodation. Here, you'll find informative and relevant information around homelessness.

Staff spotlight: Karthika, Counsellor

When I lived in Singapore I was part of the psychosocial trauma support team as well as the crisis and trauma team of a women's and children's hospital.

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Community Activation and Social Isolation Initiative (CASI)

Our Community Connector workers tailor support plan to individual needs.

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Merry Mission update

This money has significantly helped us adapt our service delivery and continue to provide services and support to desperate local children and families, who during this pandemic have experienced devastating challenges, more so than ever before. Thank you.

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How can you help during the COVID-19 crisis?

You can make a difference while “social distancing”, by making a tax deductible donation today; giving vulnerable children and families access to the additional supports they so desperately need now.

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Hope for a safer future

After fleeing a violent relationship which saw her hospitalised, 19 year old Chloe, had nowhere safe to go. A friend had let her sleep on their couch for a few weeks, but this was becoming more and more difficult with a baby and she knew she could not stay there forever.

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Help for Victims of Crime

Simon who in his mid seventies, was the innocent victim of a serious assault. As a result of head injuries he was placed in an induced coma and spent three months in hospital.

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Finding a safe home

The women and children in the program have all been homeless or at risk of homelessness due to family violence.

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5 ways to look after your mental health

If you are feeling down it is even more important to try and keep in contact with others as it will help you to feel supported when you need it most.

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Breaking cycles of homelessness

Our Mums & Bubs program continues to give young mothers at risk of homelessness a chance to build a safer, more stable life.

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Seeking a new home free from violence

When Kate first got in touch with Windermere she knew she was in trouble. She had been trapped in a violent relationship for years, and things were now at an all time low.

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Bounce of the Ball 2019

If the thought of the first siren of the AFL season can't come soon enough, then you can't afford to miss Bounce of the Ball 2019. This year it's at the home of football - in the Member's Dining Room at the MCG.

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House of Hope

The Mums & Bubs program does not simply provide safe, short term accommodation to mums and their babies when they need it most. Through mentoring, support and skill development it also equips the mothers and their babies to live safer and more independent lives when they leave the program.

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Having a ball at the MCG

Our annual Bounce of the Ball kicked off once again at the home of football and was everything we could have hoped for – informed updates from some AFL legends, including valuable insights from guest speaker Paul Roos, a handball competition and a chance to get up close with the 2017 Premiership Cup...

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A Place to Call Home (From uncertainty to stability)

Growing up was long hard struggle for Jessica, who describes her mother as being verbally abusive towards her. An already troubled relationship with her parents became even more strained when mum and dad separated; leading Jessica to pack her bags and left home at 18.

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Bounce of the Ball 2021

You can't afford to miss Bounce of the Ball 2021, held at the home of football - in the Member's Dining Room at the MCG. Be entertained by football stars including Matthew Richardson, Bachar Houli and Sharni Layton.

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