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Who we are

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Our values

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 and vision

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.

Our vision is to create a world where women can feel emotionally, economically and physically safe.

To achieve this we focus our work on finding ways to disrupt the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage for women and girls. Investing in services that improve the lives of women and girls has a positive flow on effect to children, families and communities.

Our work

Each year, we work with thousands of people, especially women and girls, 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.