Volunteers cooks needed for Good Samaritan Inn
Our member organisation, Good Samaritan Inn, provides short term, crisis accommodation and support, for women, children and young people experiencing family violence or homelessness. They’re looking for dedicated volunteers to prepare and cook an evening meal for their guests during the week.
Free gender equality resources available for all
Wellsprings for Women provides a caring space for women, along with a range of support services and programs. As part of its Gender Equality program, Wellsprings has produces a number of free resources for use by other agencies, sector workers and schools.
Catholic social services, living signs of the Gospel
In a spirit of anticipation and celebration, staff, friends and member representatives of Catholic Social Services Victoria recently gathered for the 2021 Commissioning Mass and annual general meeting. It’s been more than 12 months since CSSV has hosted an ‘in-person’ event, given the onset of COVID-19 restrictions soon after the national Catholic social services conference held in Melbourne last February.
CSSV 2020 Annual Report out now
Catholic Social Services Victoria’s 2020 Annual Report contains the latest news and information about our work – who we are, how we do what we do, and why we do what we do. There are plenty of photos to scour through, as well as info about our Members and works, as well as the financials.
The challenge of living life to the full
Addressing the impact of mental ill health and its onflow effects cuts across the heart of much of the work of Catholic Social Services Victoria and our member organisations. CSSV welcomes the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, which was tabled in Parliament by the Victorian Government on 2nd March 2021.
Our mission is to assist the Catholic Church in Victoria to fulfil the gospel imperatives to:
Stand in solidarity with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised; and work for a just, equitable and compassionate society.
Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) is the peak body for Catholic social services across the state. Underpinned by Catholic social teaching, CSSV works with its 40+ member organisations to assist the bishops and broader Catholic community across Victoria, to fulfil the gospel imperatives to stand with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised.
“If someone helps an elderly person cross a river, that is a fine act of charity. The politician, on the other hand, builds a bridge, and that too is an act of charity. While one person can help another by providing something to eat, the politician creates a job for that other person, and thus practices a lofty form of charity that ennobles his or her political activity.”Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, #186
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