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Giving young people the help they need in the west

17 December 2021

The Victorian Government and Melbourne City Mission are joining forces to help keep young people experiencing homelessness in Werribee safe – and help them get back on their feet.

MCM Pumps up the volume on young silent victim survivors of family violence

6 December 2021

A report released by Melbourne City Mission is urging the community services sector and the government to come together to recognise young people as victim survivors of family violence in their own right and provide support they deserve.

A Youth Homelessness Strategy is needed to support the unique needs of young Victorians

30 November 2021

Young people have distinctive pathways into and experience of homelessness, including having limited coping strategies and resources as well as being at high risk of further trauma, according to new research from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI).

MCM reply to the 2021-2022 State Budget

20 May 2021

The Andrews government handed down the 2021-2022 State Budget today describing it as two sides of the same coin – creating jobs while caring for our community.

Parliamentary inquiry into homelessness calls for immediate and ongoing action

4 March 2021

With a focus on mental health, early intervention and more funding for medium to long term housing to fix the state’s homelessness crisis, MCM welcomes the findings of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria that was tabled today.

MCM welcomes ground breaking mental health Royal Commission

2 March 2021
West Refuge under construction

West Refuge taking shape

17 February 2021

A consortium of tradesmen and contractors, many of whom are providing their services for free, have been working round-the-clock throughout the pandemic to build a critical piece of infrastructure to support young people experiencing homelessness in Melbourne’s inner west.

MCM response to the 2020-21 State Budget

24 November 2020

The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews handed down the 2020-20201 State Budget today describing it as grounded in "purpose".

MCM welcomes Victoria's big housing build

16 November 2020

Victoria will fast-track a once in a generation construction blitz of thousands of social houses giving hope to those trapped in a vicious cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Their journey home podcast

Their Journey Home Epidsode 1 Escaping Family Violence is now live

28 August 2020

When home is not a safe place, where do you go? In this episode, we explore the complex issue of family violence and how it pushes young people into homelessness.

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