Making a home for women and children


1. Helping women and children in crisis

Women and children stay at the Good Samaritan Inn from Monday through to Friday. During their stay, we fulfil as many of their needs as possible. These needs can range from basic clothing and toiletries, right through to Centrelink payments, intervention orders, reclaiming belongings and court attendances.

2. Prevention and early intervention

Through our ‘We Can Do It’ project, it is our intent to build capacity in secondary schools across Melbourne to promote attitudinal and behavioural change in the next generation, which will prevent violence against women and their children in the future.

3. Community awareness

Violence will continue if we are not appropriately funded, united in our stance and have a community that is unaware of its impacts. We work tirelessly to raise awareness within the community of the impact of family violence and the importance of prevention and early intervention.


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There are a number of ways you can contribute to the exceptional work of the Good Samaritan Inn. Whether it is through volunteering, fundraising, becoming a regular donor, every little bit counts and will contribute to giving hope to women and children escaping family violence and homelessness.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we stand.