McAuley Community Services for Women

McAuley Community Services for Women

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.


1-6 of 6
AUD $3

Community Lunch - Social Inclusion And B...

Each week at McAuley House there is a community lunch for the women and children currently accessing McAuley's services and those that have use... Read More

AUD $5

Food For Life

You can help women who have experienced homelessness re-discover the joy of cooking, learn about nutrition, how to shop healthily on a tight budget... Read More

AUD $7

Art Therapy & Mindfulness

Women at McAuley House, our program for women experiencing homelessness, have the opportunity to participate in art therapy sessions. These session... Read More

AUD $10

Kids Arts & Craft

We have two specialist programs for children who have experienced family violence and are escaping it with their mother - Children's Program an... Read More

AUD $25

Welcome Pack

When women and children come to our family violence program they come with nothing. This Welcome Pack provides some food and essentials for mother ... Read More

AUD $30

Family Activities

When a mother and children come to our family violence program, the idea of going to the movies, zoo, bowling or any outing is often furthest from ... Read More