Our vision is for a stronger, more inclusive society - where everyone can reach their potential and live life to the full.
Each year we support over 20,000 people across Greater Melbourne, Geelong & Gippsland, and regional Victorian communities.
At CatholicCare it is our mission to break down the barriers that are holding people back.
Our services are offered to the whole community, regardless of religious belief or background.
"I have come so that you may have life and have it to the full"
Support for children and young people
Over 75% of mental health problems occur before the age of 25¹.
We believe all children and young adults deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential in life.
Giving young people the skills they need to work through challenges NOW gives them the resilience to deal with adversity later in life.
Watch Briony's story
Strengthening families and relationships
When people build positive relationships with their families and communities, their children are more likely to experience the same as they move through life.
We're building generational connection and resilience to support families now and into the future.
Relationship breakdown, relationship strain or lack of connection can lead to issues like mental ill-health, financial insecurity, homelessness and substance abuse.
We aim to prevent these issues, and help families strengthen their relationships.
Watch Amani's story
Empowering disadvantaged and vulnerable people
Over 770,000 Victorians live in poverty - this includes 1 in 6 children². But poverty isn't the only type of disadvantage a family may experience.
Everyone deserves a chance to live life to the full. We help people to overcome the barriers that are holding them back.
We support refugees to create a brighter future for them and their families; we help families struggling through times of crisis; and we walk alongside those on the fringes of society and help to bring them in.
Read Vakshana's story
We couldn't do this work without the invaluable support of our donors, volunteers, staff and partners each year!
3651 donors who contribute over $1.8million to fund our services
215 volunteers who contribute 10,300 hours with a value of $432,094
224 staff who provide support across 11 offices and additional outreach locations
Be part of our mission
You have the power to impact the future of vulnerable families and individuals living in Victoria.
76 cents in every dollar donated goes directly into supporting and implementing our programs and services for families and communities throughout Victoria.
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Read our latest Annual Report to see our impact and the breadth of support we provide.
FY20 ANNUAL REPORT
¹Beyond Blue | ²Poverty in Victoria