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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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Stories

Dropping off the Edge 2021 highlights entrenched disadvantage across Australia

Jesuit Social Services has conducted research into place-based disadvantage for more than 20 years, beginning with the ground-breaking Unequal in Life report in 1999. We are pleased to announce that on 18 November we launched Dropping off the Edge 2021, the...

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A warm welcome for refugee families in Melbourne

As hundreds of Afghan families fled Kabul in August and September, community members in Melbourne were waiting with open arms. Nasser Yawari is an Afghan-Australian who works on Jesuit Social Services’ Jobs Advocates Program. As a trusted and connected member of...

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Support After Suicide helps Emma navigate parenting while grieving

When Emma walked out of her first counselling session with Support After Suicide counsellor Greg, it felt “like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders”. “I was really nervous before the first session because I’d never used a psychologist or...

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Finding focus outside during Melbourne’s lockdowns

COVID-19 forced many of our programs into remote or outdoor delivery. For Connexions, which supports young people with concurrent mental health and substance misuse problems, the time spent outside wasn’t just a way to get by – it allowed us...

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