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 gratefully accepted).
How to avail of a copy: Please call 03 9977 0000 or email



Headz Up. What's next? Life after an ABI

Melbourne City Mission’s Compass Clubhouse is a recognised and respected ABI Specialist with dedicated teams working with children, families and adults, supporting those with an ABI in regaining and restoring what is important to them. 

This publication is a guide of experience written by, and for, people who have experienced an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). 

To read the publication, click here.




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.

View the booklet online by clicking 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 9977 0000 or email


Front cover of The Ripple Effect bookThe 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.