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Changing the face of care

Times were changing and it was essential for MCM to keep up

Processes were redefined, some services were dropped, and others took their place.

It was time to consider marketing, and creative avenues to source further funding and supplement assistance from the government. 

With a long and colourful history, MCM underwent many changes in order to remain relevant to Melburnians. Society was quickly changing and so too were the needs of local communities.

The second wave of feminism in the '60s and '70s transformed the lives of Australian women

More women took paid work, which lessened the number of ladies taking up volunteer positions.

There was also a wider acceptance of single mothers as the definition of “family” was shifting.

This new outlook impacted the running of Hartnett House and instead a focus was placed on assisting people in their own homes.

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