Your generosity will ensure MCM can continue to provide vital support to young people with no place to call home.
Every night the number of people in Australia experiencing homelessness could fill the MCG – that’s over 100,000 people.
More than 24,000 Victorians are without a place to call home on any given night.
Over 6,000 of those Victorians are between 16 and 24 years old.
MCM is building new homes for young Victorians.
The more you raise, the more we can build.
Our work supporting young people has taught us that getting your life back on track, first requires a safe place to call home.
The longer homelessness lasts, the harder it is for a young person to rebuild their lives. That’s why we’re starting to build a supply of our own homes.
With years of experience with youth homelessness support, we know there is not enough affordable housing out there. So we’re taking matters into our own hands and starting to build homes especially for young people.
The money you raise from sleeping overnight at the MCG will go towards building safe, supportive homes with healing-oriented care and support. Everyone deserves a safe place to live. It’s the first step in helping a young person get back on track, re-connect with education or gain skills for employment, so they too can become independent and contributing members of our community.
We know that it’s not enough to simply provide housing.
MCM provides immediate and ongoing support to the young people we work with every day. With your support, we will continue to provide:
Many young people who come to MCM’s youth refuges for help are either experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We respond to their immediate need by providing a safe place to sleep, and practical items such as food, clothing and toiletries to provide comfort during a very distressing time.
Pathways to possibilities
We continue to support young people to find ongoing secure housing and work through the issues that led to their homelessness in the first place. We discuss goals and how to achieve them.
A better future
Every day MCM is working on addressing systemic gaps, breaking down barriers and supporting people to achieve their best future. We believe everyone should have equal access to opportunities.
To understand the importance of the work we do, hear from the people we support.
After all, there are more than 6,000 young people experiencing the trauma of homelessness every night in Victoria.