McAuley Community Services for Women works with women and their children, as well as single women experiencing family violence. We operate the only 24/7 family violence crisis site in Victoria and we are the only program to talk young males up to the age of 17, so they can stay with their mother. We offer refuge services after the immediate crisis and access to transitional housing.
Homelessness should never be the safer option.
We also have McAuley House which is accommodation for up to 25 women in their own room with case management support, skills sessions to learn to live independently and outreach services to ensure that they are able to maintain their own accommodation and not cycle back into homelessness.
McAuley Works is an employment program that works with women who have experienced family violence or homelessness to be able to re-enter the workforce. We work with them to identify the jobs they are interested in, assist with any training required for the job, assist with preparing resume, applying for jobs and the all-important interview. We also provide support and work with their case worker and are there as support once they have received a job.