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Early Learning Centres to resume normal operations

1 June 2020

It is with great relief that MCM has, from May, met the test to access the employer wage subsidy Job Keeper.

National Reconciliation Week

Celebrate National Reconciliation Week with MCM

26 May 2020

Join us for our National Reconciliation Week celebration with a special webcast hosted by our CEO Vicki Sutton and featuring a welcome to country and smoking ceremony conducted by Aunty Di Kerr, and musical performance by Maylene Slater-Burns and Philly Murray.

COVID19 and homelessness

COVID-19 causing rise in families experiencing homelessness

18 May 2020

COVID-19 has had an immeasurable impact on our daily lives, and isolation is incredibly difficult for young people and families experiencing homelessness.

Couch surfing

Sleep At The 'G fundraisers get inventive at home

18 May 2020

We’re doing Sleep At The ’G a little differently this year, as sleepers prepare to put youth homelessness to bed by fundraising from home.

LGBTQ homeless youth

Frontyard provides ongoing care for LGBTIQA+ youth in COVID-19

17 May 2020

MCM provides crisis accommodation in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD for young people experiencing homelessness at Frontyard Youth Services. Some of our most vulnerable Victorians are at increased risk throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Temporary changes to our Early Learning Centres

13 May 2020

In March the Commonwealth Government announced a new Early Childhood and Care Relief Package that aims to make childcare available for free to support families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCM statement on the outcome of the new childcare funding for its Early Learning Centres

4 May 2020

The introduction of the Commonwealth Government’s Early Childhood and Care Relief Package on Monday 6 April cut MCM childcare centre funding in half and prompted MCM to actively advocate to government and in the media for a viable solution to be urgently found to sustain our Early Learning Centres during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Protecting our community during COVID-19

24 April 2020

MCM prioritises the health and safety of our clients, staff and community during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

COVID-19: An update on our Early Learning Centres

22 April 2020

MCM welcomes the intention of the Early Childhood package announced by the Commonwealth Government last week, with its focus on sustaining childcare centres during the COVID-19 pandemic and providing families with free childcare, it hasn’t adequately considered the impact on diverse not-for-profits like MCM for whom childcare is only one component of the community services it provides.

Youth homelessness matters to us

Youth Homelessness matters to us

15 April 2020

Wednesday 15 April marks the day we observe Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) which aims to raise awareness of young people in Australia experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

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