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Community organisations join forces calling for immediate increase to income support payments to tackle youth homelessness

3 May 2023

MCM alongside other leading homelessness support organisations are calling on the Government to substantially increase JobSeeker and Youth Allowance in next week’s Federal Budget to tackle Australia’s youth homelessness epidemic.

Flexible South Melbourne secondary school opens with soaring waitlist to address rising school-refusal rates in Victoria

5 April 2023

Hester Hornbrook Academy opens new campus in South Melbourne

Youth suicide report reveals family violence risks for young people being overlooked in Australia

30 March 2023

The fatal impact of family violence and how it contributes to young Australians’ deaths by suicide is downplayed and poorly recorded, hidden by other presenting issues such as harmful substance use, and missing from Australia’s response systems, advocate Tash Anderson and authors of a report released today reveal.


Hester Hornbrook Academy Open Day: You're invited

28 February 2023

Join us for a tour of our brand-new Campus in South Melbourne for Open Day: Wednesday 5 April. Hester Hornbrook Academy


Sleep At The 'G is back in 2023!

20 February 2023

Join us for Sleep At The 'G on Wednesday 10 May for a fun night to raise funds for a serious issue. Funds raised will help build homes and provide more services for young people without a safe place to sleep. Help put youth homelessness to bed.

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MCM’s Statement on 26 January

23 January 2023

Melbourne City Mission (MCM) acknowledges and pays respect to First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of these lands and waterways. We encourage our community to join us in reflecting on the impact of 26 January on First Nations Peoples and to promote understanding, respect, and truth telling in all we do.


Widely endorsed statement goes to government in response to National Plan

21 October 2022

This week the Australian Federal, state and territory governments released the National Plan to end Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032. This 10-year national strategy is framed by the ambitious goal of ending gender based violence in one generation. To do so, the Plan organises the governments commitments across four domains – prevention, early intervention, response, recovery and healing.


Celebrate the launch of our new music group

13 October 2022

Are you or do you know of someone who may be interested in finding out more about the Community Friend Program? Or are you someone who may want to volunteer once a fortnight and support a person with a mild disability through friendship?

MCM is calling on government to increase social housing for young people

6 October 2022

The number of young women, including many with babies, accessing homelessness services in Victoria has more than doubled in the past two years.

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Volunteers needed: Become a live-in mentor

16 September 2022

Are you looking to volunteer in the Youth Support space? We are currently looking for live-in mentors in the inner North for our Lead Tenant program. If you are looking to become a positive, supportive role model for young people who would benefit from extra support, then a live-in mentor position may be right for you.

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