Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service is a community services organisation that has been helping people battle poverty and disadvantage since 1976.
We believe everyone deserves an equal place in the world and a quality of life that makes participation in the community possible.
Inspired by the Good Shepherd Sisters, the values of dignity, compassion and respect for all are at the heart of everything we do.
Our mission is shaped by our inheritance of the vision, courage and audacity of St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier and the Good Shepherd tradition she began.
Ours is a vision of promoting a world of justice and peaceful co-existence.
Ours is the courage to embrace wholeheartedly innovative and creative ways of enabling people of all cultural, religious and social backgrounds to enjoy the fullness of life, which is the right of every human being.
Ours is the inheritance to boldly challenge those structures and beliefs that diminish human dignity.
We work to ensure the value of every human being, the communities that enable us all to thrive and the integrity of the environment that guarantees both.
Each year, we work with more than 12,000 people and families across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.
We believe everyone deserves an equal place in the world and a quality of life that makes participation in the community possible. This is why we work with the most vulnerable, particularly women and girls.
Our services work towards achieving life-giving outcomes for the most disadvantaged people. We also research the root causes of social injustice, advocating change and greater independence for people experiencing disadvantage.