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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Language support for Myanmar/Burmese seniors’ group in Sunshine

Over March and April 2017 the Language for Life program provided 15 seniors from the Burmese/Myanmar community the opportunity to develop new skills and improve their English.  The eight-week program was conducted in partnership between Jesuit Social Services' Settlement Program,...

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Volunteers build communities of justice

We celebrated the collective effort of Jesuit Social Services volunteers with an afternoon tea on Wednesday 10 May in Richmond. The event was one of thousands held across Australia during National Volunteer Week (8-14 May 2017) to say thank you...

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National Volunteer Week messages show benefits to organisations and volunteers

To mark the start of National Volunteer Week (8–14 May 2017), Jesuit Social Services CEO, Julie Edwards, has sent a message to the 260+ volunteers who help us build a just society. "This week we celebrate the contribution of volunteers across...

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How prison shaped Ron's justice career

Youth justice practitioner RON ZARTH shares his journey and how he came to work in Jesuit Social Services’ justice programs. This story was originally presented as a speech at our 2017 Annual Dinner. As a young boy I came from a...

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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.