Members of Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) are Catholic community service providers operating in Victoria, which have applied for membership and have been approved by the CSSV Council. Our members are committed to the Gospel values of working to serve the poor and vulnerable, and working toward a just and equitable society. Our members (Service Providers) are listed below. You can search by category in the drop down menu.
“Love and charity, are service, helping others, serving others. There are many people who spend their lives in this way, in the service of others. … When you forget yourself and think of others, this is love! And with the washing of the feet the Lord teaches us to be servants, and above all, servants as He was a servant to us, for every one of us.”
Aims to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Straight peoples have their rightful place in the Church and wider community and works for reconciliation in partnership with those who believe there can be an alternative to the present order.
Assisi Aged Care was founded over 20 years ago in the early 1990s when the leaders of Melbourne’s Italian community recognised a need to set up specialised aged care services to support Melbourne’s fast-growing elderly Italian population.
Cabrini Outreach is a community development organisation and member of an international family of services inspired by the spirit and vision of Mother Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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.
Mary Glowrey House, 132-134 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
On 1 January 2021, Centacare Ballarat, CatholicCare Melbourne/Gippsland and CatholicCare Sandhurst merged to form a new entity, CatholicCare Victoria. This alignment will enhance and strengthen service provision to the vulnerable and marginalised.
Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale is a residential care facility that provides accommodation and support for marginalised older men with a history of homelessness, addiction, or complex health needs.
Not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne. ERCRS provides free learning support and a range of social services contributing to the lives of young people experiencing disadvantage as a result of their refugee and migrant background.
Edmund Rice Services Mt Atkinson aims to build a connected community by providing opportunities for people that live, learn, work or recreate locally, to come together. Operates out of Mt Atkinson Community Centre.
Good Samaritan Inn is a specialist service providing crisis, short-term and transitional accommodation and support for women, children and young people who are experiencing family violence or homelessness.
Auspiced by the Family Care Sisters, Kewn Kreestha is a wholistic centre in Croydon, which provides accomodation and care for women in need. It also provides an array of programs including spiritual direction and retreats.
A community of women called in the Spirit to share life with one another and with people wherever they are, particularly those on the margins. They commit themselves to pastoral service, enabling others as well as themselves, to be transformed by the power of the Gospel.
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.
Provides compassionate support and solutions to help clients with intellectual disability and their families build the life they deserve. Its holistic approach covers physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing.
St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre is an initiative of Edmund Rice Education Australia. Its Youth+ services include 20 Flexible Learning Centres located Australia-wide, which offer full-time and multi-year secondary education and social inclusion programs for young people who are disengaged/disenfranchised from mainstream education.
St Joseph’s Home for the Aged, administered by the Little Sisters of the Poor provide residential care for elderly people striving to meet their physical needs, to make them happy and comfortable, and to minister to them spiritually.
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.
VMCH is a Catholic not-for-profit organisation, providing services to over 9,000 people across Victoria in areas of early learning and therapy, specialist education, disability services, affordable homes, residential aged care and retirement living.
Wellsprings for Women provides a caring space for women along with a range of support services and programs offered throughout the year. As part of its Gender Equality Program, Wellsprings has produced a number of free resources for use by other agencies, sector workers and schools.
Our member organisation, Good Samaritan Inn, provides short term, crisis accommodation and support, for women, children and young people experiencing family violence or homelessness. Good Samaritan Inn is looking for dedicated volunteers to cook an evening meal for its guests during the week.
The Opening the Doors Foundation, which celebrates its 20-year anniversary in 2021, addresses the severe educational disadvantage still being experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in Victoria. In a special edition newsletter, Manager of Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Victoria, Sherry Balcombe, shares her ‘great pride and pleasure’ in ‘the fantastic achievements of the Opening The Doors Foundation’.