Homelessness (Melbourne City Mission, Vincent Care)

Homelessness (Melbourne City Mission, Vincent Care)

This is one in a series of blog posts describing some of the support services available in Australia.

If you are in a crisis situation, or life is at risk, please call 000 immediately.

You can read our other blog posts on Family Violence services, Drug and Alcohol suport services, Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention Services and Gambling support services.

Melbourne City Mission (MCM)

Who is this service aimed towards?

Melbourne City Mission (MCM) offers innovative support and housing for young people going through homelessness, as well as encourages them to find better, safer opportunities to live a life that’s free of barriers.

By delivering their services to both individuals and families across Melbourne and surrounding areas, MCM favors urgent care to those who would otherwise lead to disadvantageous futures–regardless of color, religion, beliefs, or backgrounds.

Their leadership team works with youngsters experiencing homelessness due to:

  • Domestic violence
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Trauma

If a young person has run away from home due to a lack of care or being in danger and needs immediate help, they’re welcome to reach Melbourne City Mission for assistance.

How to get in touch?

You may directly contact MCM by calling 03 9977 0000. Alternatives include:

  • Send an email to info@mcm.org.au
  • Write to the following address: Melbourne Law Courts, PO Box 13210

All calls are answered during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). For help outside of office hours, reach their lifeline for 24-hour support by calling 13 11 14

For urgent assistance, call 03 9977 0000.

What kind of support services do they offer?

Besides services MCM offers a range of services, all of which are listed below.

  • Early Years (early childhood education services, including kindergarten and long daycare)
  • Disability and NDIS (as a registered NDIS provider)
  • Learning courses (at the The Hester Hornbrook Academy independent school)
  • Palliative Care (medical, nursing, health and consulting services for those debilitated by illness)
  • Justice (assistance for men and women who are currently in custody or at risk of entering the custodial system)

For more information, go to https://www.mcm.org.au/ .


Who is this service aimed towards?

VincentCare provides housing, support, care, and hope for people of all ages experiencing homelessness.

The institution is located in Victoria, and it’s the leading provider in the region with the aim of creating change and opportunities for the most vulnerable. Inclusivity and diversity are among their core values.

The service accommodates:

  • People of all ages and families who are currently struggling with homelessness
  • People of all ages and families at risk for primary homelessness

How to get in touch?

Get in touch with VincentCare by calling 1800 825 955 (for housing and crisis accommodation) or 1800 015 188 (for family or domestic violence).

Or, you can:

If you have any urgent inquiries, contact their main support line (1800 825 955).

What kind of support services do they offer?

VincentCare helps men, women, children, families, young people, and ageing people in a number of ways. They provide:

Find more information at http://www.vincentcare.org.au/.


Remember, if you are in a crisis situation, or need immediate support, please call 000.

We also offer counselling and coaching support. For a free, confiedntial discussion about how me can help you, click here to make a time for us to chat, or call us directly on 0493 063 530.

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