Melbourne City Mission welcomes the opportunity to present its submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness at a public hearing on Tuesday 14 July 2020.
MCM is among many not-for-profits benefiting from the generosity of big businesses who are giving food and other essential items at a time when demand on community services organisations is at an all-time high.
Hear from Wayne Merritt, General Manager of our Homelessness and Justice division, and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the organisation.
Education and sustained conversations are important to progressing Reconciliation in Australia. MCM was honoured to experience the stories and perspectives during National Reconciliation Week with a special webcast hosted by MCM CEO Vicki Sutton.
It is with great relief that MCM has, from May, met the test to access the employer wage subsidy Job Keeper.
COVID-19 has had an immeasurable impact on our daily lives, and isolation is incredibly difficult for young people and families experiencing homelessness.
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.
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.
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.
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.