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Building strong foundations

With an organisation established, the quest was now to centralise work and give the public a place to go for support.

From obtaining halls to amalgamating with other charities, MCM set about getting a physical presence throughout the city. With MCM now established, it was important to centralise work and have a physical presence in the community.

In 1901, the MCM Committee decided to try to obtain halls

In time, halls were established in North Melbourne, Richmond, Collingwood, Port Melbourne and later in Brunswick.

An MCM headquarters was set up in Exhibition Street in 1926

Obtaining halls made it easier for MCM to offer more extensive assistance. Donors could now drop off gifts or monetary donations.

Most importantly, the public now had a central place to go in order to receive the support they needed.

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