OUR WORK

Homelessness

McAuley House provides a place for rest, recovery and reconnection for women who have been homeless.

As well as experiencing homelessness, many of the women supported at McAuley House have had long histories of trauma, family violence and mental illness. Their journey can only start when they have had a chance to rest and recover.

McAuley House in Footscray supports up to 25 women. McAuley House Ballarat supports up to eight women.

Both buildings are designed to promote the dignity and wellbeing of the women who live there.

42% of requests for support from homeless services are because of family violence.

There has been an 8.3% increase in women's homelessness over the past five years.

99 requests per day for homelessness support are unable to be met.

McAuley Houses offer women a safe community in which to live while they regain their health and wellbeing.

We support women to rebuild their family and community connections, develop their independent living skills, and begin their journey towards independence.

Natalie: ‘now I never have to leave’

A journey from mental illness and homelessness to a new life

Now living in permanent housing in Footscray, Natalie has a sense of optimism about her future.

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Social inclusion

What's it all about?

Many women living at McAuley House have typically survived, and continue to overcome, many...

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Tania: ‘I saw no future for myself’

Formerly homeless after dealing with addiction and mental health issues, Tania is now living in...

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Tina’s off to the World Cup

It was a life-changing decision when Tina, who had been homeless before she came to us for...

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Our integrated support for women who have been homeless

women supported in McAuley Houses Footscray & Ballarat

average number of nights stayed at McAuley House Footscray

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have a diagnosis or indicator of mental illness at McAuley House Footscray

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have also experienced family violence