Poverty and disadvantage in Australia today has a strong geographic dimension. The focus of our work is increasingly on particular places as well as particular groups of vulnerable people.
The Brotherhood is developing new services and programs to help build sustainable and successful new communities in Melbourne's outer suburbs.
We have recently opened the Jindi Family and Community Centre in Mernda, Australia's fastest growing suburb, and will add to our work in Melbourne outer north-east with the opening of the Epping Community Services Hub in 2016.
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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.
Acknowledgement of country
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.