McAuley House Footscray

McAuley House Footscray, opened in 2016, provides purpose-built safe and stable longer-term accommodation for women only.

With a stunning design, it promotes the dignity and wellbeing of the women who live there, all of whom have been homeless.

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McAuley House was designed with input from women and is one of a kind in Victoria.

It is central to our approach of providing the right housing option at the time it is needed: from 24-hour crisis accommodation through to a respite stay that will help preserve permanent housing.

Many women who have been homeless for a long time have few to no friendships, social networks.

McAuley House has many different spaces which allow for individual reflection, social friendship groups, and room for the whole community to come together.


In 2018/2019 at McAuley House Footscray

mental health sessions provided on site

women now living in the community remain connected

interactions with our Skills 4 Life program


had slept rough in the month before they came to McAuley


Women who are homeless are particularly vulnerable. We provide stable longer-term women's only accommodation.


We have a range of personalised programs aimed at increasing woman's self-confidence and family relationships as well as reducing isolation.

Better health

We partner with community and mental health providers, assisting women to recover their physical and mental health.

Skills development

Our Skills 4 Life program is co-designed with women and includes life skills, social skills, and self-advocacy.