On Monday, 20 April the ACT Government announced a series of grants to support vulnerable people, in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), in the areas of homelessness or domestic and family violence arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

CatholicCare Canberra, to whom the Sisters of Saint Joseph had transitioned the MacKillop House ministry, was one of the recipients. CatholicCare received a grant of $150,000 to provide accommodation at MacKillop House, “to respond to the growing need for safe supported housing for women and children who are experiencing homelessness during COVID-19”.

This house transition was recently reported in the Catholic Voice as an article titled ‘From sleeping rough to sleeping safe’ by Felicity de Fombelle.

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You’re invited to read the article on the Catholic Voice website below:

From Sleeping Rough to Sleeping Safe