Melbourne News

Community dinner in Thornbury: A true work of mercy

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Media and Communication Office
In the northern suburbs of Melbourne, as in many parts of the city, residents are being priced out of their local neighbourhoods. Accordingly, the need for free meals, community help and food banks is growing. In Thornbury a local initiative between the parish of St Mary’s and the Salvation Army is seeking to address this increasing need with a weekly community dinner. 

There’s room at the inn 24/7

Thursday 16 November 2017

The Good Oil, the e-magazine of the Good Samaritan Sisters
For 21 years the Good Samaritan Inn in Melbourne has provided crisis accommodation for thousands of women and children escaping homelessness and domestic violence. In that time, however, it has faced a significant challenge: because of limited funds The Inn’s doors could only stay open from Monday to Friday.