Publications

John Singleton

Dr John Singleton, 1808–1890

We have a limited supply of Dr John Singleton, 1809–1890, a book about the history of Dr John Singleton, by Roslyn Ozten.  

Dr Singleton’s life and work are a salient example of how one person can make a significant difference to the people and communities in their day, and have an effect on generations to come. His formative influence helped shape the current contours of care in Victoria and Australia.

Cost: No charge (donations for postage would be greatly accepted).
How to avail of a copy: Please call 03 8625 4444 or email info@mcm.org.au


 

Homelessness Assistance for Young People Booklet

Melbourne City Mission provides a range of services to assist young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. With so many programs on offer, this guide for our sector colleagues, helps identify which of our services are best suited for each young person being supported. The booklet contains flow charts to assist support workers to identify the most relevant resources and referral points and includes program descriptions, eligibility criteria and contact details for services providing assistance for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Cost: No Charge
How to avail of copies: Contact the Family Reconciliation Mediation Program (FRMP) to have a copy posted to you by emailing frmp@mcm.org.au or view the booklet online by clicking here. 

 

Housing Resource Cards

Our Housing Resource Cards are a series of 10 x A5 flashcards that act as a reference guide for young people and workers to explore and identify suitable and sustainable housing options available in the community.

Melbourne City Mission have trialed the cards within our own programs for effectiveness and are pleased to share this resource with our colleagues in the community sector.

Cost: No charge
How to avail of copies: Contact Morgan on 03 8625 4494 or mcataldo@mcm.org.au or view the cards online by clicking here. Maximum number of sets that can be requested is limited to 5 sets per order. Limited supply available.

 

 Melbourne City Mission Reconciliation Action Plan, Innovate, June 2016–July 2018

The Melbourne City Mission Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is presented as our organisation's commitment to change and reconciliation. Melbourne City Mission recognises the unique identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia, the Torres Strait Islands and surrounding waters.

A RAP is essentially a business plan that uses a holistic approach to create meaningful relationships, enhanced respect and promotes sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Our second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) - Innovate - is a statement of our commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

The Innovate RAP guides the organisation to:

  • Establish the foundations and tools for cultural change and build organisational capacity and staff capability to meet the objectives of ‘diversity’ in the One MCM Strategic Plan
  • Build strong and enduring relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities
  • Become an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Progress our vision of reconciliation and advocate for change, as one of Melbourne’s longest standing community service organisations.

To view the plan, click here

 

Melbourne City Mission Reconciliation Action Plan, June 2015–July 2016

The Melbourne City Mission Reconciliation Action Plan is presented as the organisation's commitment to change and reconciliation. We recognise the unique identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia, the Torres Strait Islands and surrounding waters.

A RAP is essentially a business plan that uses a holistic approach to create meaningful relationships, enhanced respect and promotes sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The RAP program includes four stages of RAPs, each offering a different level of engagement and support. In developing this RAP, Melbourne City Mission decided that our first RAP will be a ‘Reflect’ RAP, in recognition that we are only at the start of our journey. To view the plan, click here.

 

Step Ahead Book

Step Ahead: Young People’s Stories of Overcoming Homelessness

The book is a culmination of work which took place between 2011 and 2012, when 27 former residents of our ground breaking Step Ahead program met with researchers from Victoria University and Melbourne City Mission to share their experiences of life in Victoria’s first foyer-type service.

The book presents stories of success, struggles, and personal growth, and invites readers to reflect on how best to support young people to overcome homelessness, realise their full potential, and achieve their aspirations to live fulfilling lives. 
Cost: $30  
How to purchase: Please call 03 8625 4444 or email info@mcm.org.au

 

The Ripple Effect: Consider the Impact

By Veronica Sullivan and Meagan Wuchatsch
Photos by: Heather Boyd

“The truth may be brutal, but the telling of it should not be” (Jonsen et al, Clinic Ethics, 1992)

A resource for health professionals, this is a book of reflections from families, who have experienced firsthand the impact, positive or otherwise, that health professionals can have when delivering the news of a diagnosis. It draws on their experiences to provide recommendations for those facing the challenging task of delivering difficult news to individuals and their caregivers. To view the book, please click here.