During Victoria's latest lockdown period in August, Coles Local Fitzroy on Johnston Street has donated six trolley’s worth of food to St Mary's House of Welcome. Given the great need in the local community, this donation was particularly welcomed.
Homelessness Week 2021 is well underway, and the theme for this year is 'Everybody Needs a Home'. We share seven practical things you can do during and beyond Homelessness Week 2021, to join the fight to ensure everybody has a home.
As we move deeper into Winter and Victoria tries to adjust to a ‘more normal’ COVID-safe existence, St Mary’s House of Welcome in Fitzroy is taking a stepwise approach to easing back to its mission work as an engagement hub.
Rosies Oblate Youth Mission Inc provides young volunteers with the chance to actively live their faith alongside other young people who wish to do the same. Regular Rosies volunteers are aged between 18 and 30 and serve drinks and have a chat to those who come to the van at Federation Square every Wednesday and Friday evening.
Catholic Social Services Australia CEO Dr Ursula Stephens says the failure to retain the higher Jobseeker rate provided during the pandemic will create financial pressure on families that could last for generations.