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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

Walking together in Willmot

Monique Perusco, Jesuit Social Services' Manager of Social and Community Services in Western Sydney, has known Makeeta since the very beginnings of the Willmot Community Hub in 2017. Makeeta initially came to the Hub because she was at a crisis...

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The power of connection at the Hub

The Willmot Community Hub draws on a place-based approach to address and remove barriers to inclusion for community members. Activities such as ‘Tuesday Breakfasts’ and the gardening group give local community members, families and children a way to participate in...

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Staff Profile – John Andrew, Principal – Ignatius Learning Centre

When John Andrew left his job teaching in a mainstream secondary school to join the team at Parkville College – which provides education to young people incarcerated in Victoria’s youth justice system – some of his colleagues “thought I was...

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Pilot program preventing homelessness after prison

One of the key challenges experienced by people exiting the prison system is a lack of safe and secure housing. Nearly half of people who exit prison in Victoria do so into homelessness, and a 2019 snapshot of participants in...

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