Whenever 15 year-old Liana heard a knock on her door, she’d arm herself with a cricket bat. She needed to protect herself from her mum’s violent, unpredictable friends who used drugs and came over at all hours. Liana had run out of options. She thought she’d never have a bright future or good life – until she reached out to MCM and was connected with one of our wonderful case workers. Thanks to the support of MCM and people like you, Liana now has a safe roof over her head and the support and guidance she needs to rebuild her life. But thousands of other young Victorians don’t have a safe place to call ‘home’ this winter. They’re facing huge challenges, including poverty, family violence and a shortage of suitable housing. Will you please donate to bring much-needed safety and hope to young people like Liana this winter?Donate now
When I was living with my mum, everything was threatening. I felt restricted and scared and couldn’t grow. Now I have a space I can call my own and I have agency over my life, so I can achieve so much.
Can help fund supermarket vouchers so a young person in crisis can buy food and other essentials this winter.
Can help provide household basics so someone like Liana can set up a safe home of their own.
Can help cover crisis accommodation for a young person who doesn’t have a safe, warm place to sleep.
Can help a young person access the training and therapy they need to heal from trauma and build confident new lives.
There's never a single, simple reason that someone becomes homeless, and it's not enough to just put a roof over someone's head. MCM gives people experiencing homelessness the chance to create a better life. With your help, we can provide:
MCM provides young people with a safe place to stay with their own room, bathroom facilities, and food. Across Melbourne we operate emergency accommodation from five sites, and medium-term accommodation from four sites.
We assist young people to break through the barriers of disadvantage to stay in, or re-connect with education, and to gain skills for employment, so they can become independent and reach for their dreams.
We offer more than a bed. Our services offer healing-oriented care and support (including mental health, family reconciliation, drug and alcohol counselling), for young people who are exhausted and scared, to give them a chance to get back on their feet.
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At MCM, we are constantly improving and offering more services to disrupt the cycle of homelessness for good. Our innovative way of delivering support puts people at the centre of everything we do.
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Melbourne City Mission Inc. ABN: 56 161 846 149. All donations $2 and over are tax deductible