Justice and crime prevention
We work to improve community safety and help those leaving prison reconnect with community in a positive way through skill development and employment opportunities.
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Mental health and wellbeing
We help people with mental illness navigate complex and traumatic periods with counselling, outreach and therapeutic activities.
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Settlement and community building
We work along side remote Indigenous communities and newly arrived refugee groups to build people's participation to and increase capacity for decision making and self determination.
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Education, training and employment
We work with long-term unemployed and marginalised people to build skills, deliver recognised training and connect job seekers with real opportunities for employment.
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Certified graduates ready to work with animals

Brunswick was alive with high fives as students of our Certificate II in Animal Studies course celebrated their graduation. “We have had ten students who have been so enthusiastic and committed to completing the course. Now they have done it,” said...

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Carlton Football Club makes amends

Jesuit Social Services staff member and distinguished Indigenous Elder Aunty Pam Pedersen took centre stage in a moving ceremony at the Carlton Football Club recently, where the AFL club acknowledged the hurt they had caused her family. Leading club officials admitted...

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Afternoon tea celebrates volunteers’ time, effort and energy

We celebrated the generous support of volunteers during National Volunteer Week, which ran from 9–13 May 2016. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity recognise the collective effort of our volunteers, who help us deliver a range of services across communities. During 2014-15,...

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Cheque book solution on asylum is unconstitutional

Jesuit Social Services’ National Director of Human Rights and Social Justice, Frank Brennan SJ, has written a powerful comment piece that explores the legalities of Australia’s offshore processing system of people seeking asylum. The piece follows yesterday’s ruling by Papua New...

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