Women nurtured at McAuley House

McAuley Community Services for Women (McAuley House) offers a variety of life-changing services for women impacted by homelessness, family violence, or both.

Operating across Ballarat and Footscray, their team provides longer-term housing and support. But really, McAuley House also offers something even more meaningful – a restorative space for women to learn and support one another.

Jess, their Food 4 Life Facilitator, works in the kitchen each week and makes sure the 25 residents of McAuley House are fed healthy, nutritious meals every day. Once a week, residents and staff get together for a communal lunch – the perfect opportunity to connect, eat and catch up.

McAuley House kitchen

Thanks to McAuley House’s programs, women are not only provided with a safe place to live, but are nurtured into reviving and building skills in the kitchen – something that’s particularly valuable to women who may not have had access to a kitchen for some time.

Education like this is invaluable, helping residents continue to thrive when they eventually move on to independent living, restored and renewed thanks to our inspiring community partner.

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