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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Statement regarding Bourke Street tragedy

All of us at Jesuit Social Services share the grief of the people whose relatives and friends died and were injured in the terrible incident in Bourke Street, Melbourne on Friday, January 20. We also offer our sympathy to all...

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Giving gratefully: Chantelle donates to help people affected by suicide

[caption id="attachment_4106" align="alignnone" width="600"] Image credit: Pexels[/caption] When Chantelle Bazerghi decided to become a monthly donor to our Support After Suicide program, helping other people learn about the service was front of mind. "Support After Suicide is a totally specialised service –...

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Artful Dodgers Studios is a place of possibility

[caption id="attachment_4094" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kris says Artful Dodgers Studios is "a place to you can go to be yourself". Image credit: Fiona Basile[/caption]   When Kris came to Artful Dodgers Studios in 2014, she saw a hive of activity and opportunity. "It was...

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Creating hope and community after suicide

[caption id="attachment_4100" align="alignnone" width="600"] Alex says the Support After Suicide program "creates a community, and a community can generate hope". Image credit: Alex Aulich[/caption] When Alex Aulich’s husband Damien took his life in 2008, Alex was overwhelmed by grief. "My reaction was...

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On 25 March 2017, help us celebrate 40 years
You're invited to our 40th Anniversary Dinner, held in the Grand Ballroom of Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on Saturday 25 March 2017. Join us for a truly stimulating and enjoyable event, featuring guest speaker Senator Patrick Dodson and a special performance by Archie Roach.