McAuley Community Services for Women is changing lives and tackling complex and connected problems.
We help women and children who have faced family violence and homelessness to take control of their lives.
We support women and their children who want to be safe from family violence by providing 24/7 crisis support and temporary accommodation.
The women needing our support have experienced, or are at immediate risk, of serious harm: through physical and emotional violence, threats, sexual assault, and stalking. We work alongside them to plan the steps they need to take to move towards a new life free from violence.
We also operate McAuley House, Victoria’s first purpose-built accommodation for women who are homeless, many of whom have also experienced family violence. It is a place for rest, recovery and reconnection, as well as a welcoming community hub.
Our services include accommodation, support services, mental health support, health and wellbeing, living skills development, employment support, child specific services, education support and Court Support 4 Kids, a service provided in the Sunshine Magistrate’s Court.