Service Provider Category: Community Development & Support

Olympic Village Exodus Community

The Olympic Village Exodus Community walks with people who are on a very low income, some struggle with mental health issues and addiction, many are single parent families and may have experienced family violence. They provide opportunities for education and volunteering among the marginalised.

Saltbush Balnarring Beach

Saltbush Balnarring Beach provides restorative breaks, respite and nature-based experiences for those who need it most.

Vietnamese Catholic Family Mutual Assistance Network

ViCaFaMAN is a non-political and not-for-profit organisation in Victoria, which aims to encourage the members to support each other to achieve a peaceful and happy life in this second homeland and serve the community, in particular to the sick and elderly members at home, hospital and nursing home.

Rosies Oblate Youth Mission

Each Wednesday and Friday night a team of up to a dozen 18-30 year old volunteers operate a tea and coffee van offering support, friendship and hospitality through the simple gesture of a free hot or cold drink.

Highways and Byways

Highways and Byways supports regional and remote communities throughout Australia through its Small Grants Program and longer term social and ecological initiatives. They develop local leadership and empower communities to respond to the cultural, ecological and social challenges.

Keysborough Learning Centre

Under the auspice of the Resurrection Catholic Church Keysborough, Keysborough Learning Centre provides a broad range of education programs and community support programs.

John Pierce Centre

John Pierce Centre in Prahran, Victoria, aims to empower the Catholic Deaf community to live life to the full.


JoCare is a free service supported by St Joseph’s parish in Malvern and aims to encourage friendship and support within neighbourhoods in the local area.

Catholic Women’s League of Victoria & Wagga Wagga

The Catholic Women’s Social Guild – now known as the Catholic Women’s League of Victoria and Wagga Wagga Inc. – was founded in the Melbourne Archdiocese in 1916 by a group of young Catholic women whose aim was to bring about change in world affairs through prayer and action.

Wellsprings for Women

Wellsprings for Women offers services, supports and programs for women to improve education, employment, health and wellbeing and to live life safely and free from violence.