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Caroline Chisholm Society is an engaged member of our community. We work in Moonee Valley, Caroline Springs and Shepparton, and represent our local communities in state-wide forums. We are particularly concerns about issues facing expectant and new mothers and their families, including pregnancy, early parenting, childcare and kindergarten, social isolation, perinatal mental health, poverty, homelessness and family violence.

Media Coverage

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Caroline Chisholm Society Official Opening: Caroline Chisholm Society – Moonee Valley Saturday, March 4 2017 n/a
Moonee Valley Leader Support arrives for mums Wednesday, March 1 2017 Natalie Savino
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Shepparton News Simple, safe idea for new mums Thursday, September 15, 2016 Cameron Whiteley
Shepparton News New group for parents Friday, 9 September 2016  
Moonee Valley Leader Service receives support Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Linh Ly
Star Weekly – Brimbank & North West Caroline Chisholm Society to expand services offered in Caroline Springs Tuesday, 5 July 2016 Alexandra Laskie
Moonee Valley Leader Vulnerable women at risk Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Linh Ly
Moonee Valley Leader Clothing a vital donation Wednesday, June 8, 2016  
Moonee Valley Leader Deal will assist parent support Wednesday, 4 May 2016  
Moonee Valley Leader Caroline Chisholm Society fears losing its temporary home before new Essendon hub is ready Friday, 18 March 2016 Linh Ly
Moonee Valley Leader Support service in limbo Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Linh Ly
Moonee Valley Leader Cash will keep them covered Wednesday, 2 March 2016 Linh Ly
Shepparton News Deserving of recognition Tuesday, 26 January 2016  
Shepparton News Tireless mother puts her hand up Tuesday, 26 January 2016 Declan Martin
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Melton Leader Crafty women give back to mums in need in Melbourne’s western suburbs Saturday, 19 December 2015 Ami Humpage
Moonee Valley Leader Family support hub building work to get underway Wednesday, 9 December 2015  
Diamond Valley Leader Baby steps grow fast for charity Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Brittany Shanahan
Brimbank Leader Help for violence victims Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Ami Humpage
Moonee Valley Leader Wait for winter warmth Wednesday, 27 May 2015 Linh Ly
Moonee Valley Leader Collective seeks unused nappies Wednesday, 6 May 2015  
Moonee Valley Leader Signed & sealed Wednesday, 15 April 2015 Tamara Heath
Moonee Valley Leader Society in struggle to stay Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Linh Ly
Moonee Valley Leader Caroline Chisholm Society may be forced to close its Moonee Valley centre Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Linh Ly
Moonee Valley Leader Caroline Chisholm Society for disadvantaged mothers needs $950K for new Essendon hub Wednesday, 25 February 2015 Linh Ly
Moonee Valley Leader Relief group under threat Wednesday, 25 February 2015 Linh Ly
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Shepparton News Baking hearts still strong Tuesday, 21 October 2014 John Lewis
Moonee Valley Leader Caroline Chisholm Society in Moonee Ponds needs money to expand services Wednesday, 3 September 2014 Linh Ly
Moonee Valley Leader Nurturing support Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Linh Ly
Moonee Valley Leader Society looks to branch out Wednesday, September 3, 2014  
The Weekly Review Essendon: Caroline Chisholm Society needs our help Monday, 1 September 2014 Sue Hewitt
The Adviser (Shepparton) Vital volunteer service continues to support local families Wednesday, 23 July 2014  
Melton Leader Caroline Chisholm Society seeking donations to help underprivileged mums and their children Thursday, 19 June 2014 Natalie Filmer
Melton Leader Free playgroups such as Caroline Chisholm Play and Learn tackle Melton teen mum isolation Wednesday, 11 June 2014 Ami Humpage
Melton Leader Haven for young mums Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Ami Humpage
The Weekly Review Moonee Valley's rising bankruptcies a sign of area's 'hidden poverty' Sunday, 8 June 2014 Sue Hewitt
Community Grants Newsletter – Moonee Valley City Council Caroline Chisholm Society Caseworker Material Aid Programme profile Sunday, 1 June 2014  
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne The Caroline Chisholm Society supporting mothers Wednesday, 14 May 2014 Fiona Basile
The Weekly Review Caroline Chisholm Society seeks help to stay in Moonee Valley Friday, 28 March 2014 Sue Hewitt
The Weekly Review Handy helpers prove that charity begins at home Friday, 17 January 2014 Melissa Cunningham
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Shepparton News Garden tea party funds to help families Friday, November 15, 2013  
Moonee Valley Leader Birth of a new HQ Monday, October 14, 2013 Linh Ly
The Weekly Review Quilters sew up a charity windfall Tuesday, July 30, 2013  
Shepparton News Abortion caution Tuesday, 30 April 2013 Estelle Griepink
Shepparton News Groups' uncertain future Wednesday, 24 October 2012 Darren Linton

Press Releases

Date Title Author
Monday, 20 February 2017 Local Charity Coming Home to Moonee Valley and Open House Caroline Chisholm Society 
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 Spring Babies to get Baby Box Shepparton Collaboration for Expectant and New Mothers
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 Caroline Chisholm Society welcomes new intensive in-home early childhood support service Caroline Chisholm Society 
Saturday, 15 August 2015 Open day for new and pregnant mums and their families Caroline Chisholm Society 
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 Keep Caroline Chisholm Society in Moonee Valley Campaign Launched Caroline Chisholm Society 
Friday, 1 November 2013 Local community organisation welcomes Shergold’s focus on local governance Caroline Chisholm Society 
Thursday, 13 September 2012 Childcare and kinder teachers get new resources and a new Network to help work with vulnerable families Caroline Chisholm Society 
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 Pregnancy and family support service opens head office in Caroline Springs; Caroline Chisholm Society 

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Big thanks to the Rotary Club of Essendon and Boundy's Supa IGA! Wonderful delivery of easy to cook dinners and long life food and drinks. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks heaps, Moonee Valley Mummas. Hope it goes well! 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

Mother's Day Mission

April 27, 2017, 9:00pm - May 11, 2017, 9:00pm

This Mothers Day we will be collecting items for the Mummas in our community who will be doing it tough this Mother's Day. We would greatly appreciate donations of new small luxury items such as: Hand creams Moisturiser Body washes Candles Perfume Lip gloss Toiletries Nail polish etc Chocolate Books PJ's Slippers Scarves Or anything else that a Mumma would love! Donations can be dropped off to Essendon Moonee Ponds Airport West or Keilor If you'd like more information please get in touch. Thank you all, in advance, for your support xx

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"Anzac is not merely about loss. It is about courage, and endurance, and duty, and love of country, and mateship, and good humour and the survival of a sense of self-worth and decency in the face of dreadful odds." Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia on ANZAC Day 1999 ... See MoreSee Less

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Brian Gordon is such a clever fellow! He knows that our little people sometimes make us cross and shows us the funny side! ... See MoreSee Less

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"The solution to homelessness is housing. Yes, it really is that simple." This video was done a few months ago. It's about rough sleeping. While most mums and bubs that are homeless are sleeping in cars and on couches rather than on the city streets, the points Charlie Pickering makes are still relevant and made with wit! ... See MoreSee Less

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Co-Founders and Volunteers past and present. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is youth homelessness matters day. It does matter! #YHMD2017 ... See MoreSee Less

Today, April 5, is Youth Homlessness Matters Day! Like and share posts with #YHMD2017 to spread the word about youth homelessness.

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Goulburn Valley Pregnancy and Family Support shared Caroline Chisholm Society's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Our wonderful new fabric on canvas wall hanging was a gift from our dear Goulburn Valley Pregnancy and Family Support colleagues to celebrate 977 opening. It's production, being led by Aileen, was inspired by pg 27 of 'Caroline Chisholm: The Emigrant's Friend - Aussie Heroes' written by Tania McCartney and illustrated by Pat Reynolds.

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Welcome to our new Lead Practitioner Maree Chin. Welcome aboard Maree, you bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our service. We hope you enjoy your role with us 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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