Category Archives: Servants Updates

Team Servants – Run Melbourne 2014

Team Servants ’14 will be a significant presence at the The Age’s Run Melbourne event on July 27th 2014. Details here: This will be our major fundraiser for 2014. We invite everyone to put on their running shoes and participate in either the 5km/10km or half marathon distances. Please ask friends and colleagues to join you […]

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Carrical 150th Anniversary Celebration – Nov 9!

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Outside the Box – a new theatre production in partnership with Candlelight productions

  Candlelight Productions, in partnership with Servants Community Housing, invites you to experience life… Outside the Box How do you know when you’re home? Inspired by the real life stories of residents in our rooming house in Hawthorn, this group devised performance explores issues of homelessness and home. A small team of experienced actors met, […]

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Servants Run Melbourne

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I ♥ Servants Community Breakfast Coming up soon!

  Don’t miss the I ♥ Servants Community Breakfast. Tickets

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Home Truths

“If you think there aren’t any homeless people in Boroondara, think again. Statistics show there are 380 people listed as homeless and that number is on the rise. Alan is one of 37 people who turned to Hawthorn’s Carrical House for help.” – Progress Leader, 21 May 2013 Read Articles

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Run Melbourne for Servants

Grace Donohoe, who has been one of our House Managers over the past couple of years, will be attempting to complete a half-marathon this July in the Run Melbourne event.   The Age Run Melbourne is more than just a “fun run”. For many participants, it is an opportunity to give back to the community […]

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In Memory of Carlos Mascaro

The start of the calendar year has been dominated for us all at Servants by the loss of one of our long-standing Carrical House residents, Carlos Mascaro. We housed Carlos for 6 years – but many of us within the Servants family had known Carlos for 20+ years. It was an absolute privilege that Servants, alongside […]

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Tony Wells: on Carrical House and Servants Community Housing

Tony Wells from the Rotary Club of North Balwyn recently came to a Community Dinner at Carrical House. The following is his report to the club.

of Respect, Dignity and Hope…

An often used metaphor for seeking success is to aspire to the “Mansion on the Hill” and Carrical House in Hawthorn is one such place.

It was built in the 1860s and stands as a monument to Victoria’s prosperity following the gold rush of the mid-19th century. Today the veranda at Carrical House offers a platform on a wintry Saturday night for stunning views of the Melbourne CBD skyline (Manhattan re-visited) with misty rain swirling through the light from the towers at the MCG – the AFL season is in full swing.

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Some Voices Reviews

Some reviews of Voices: The Carrical Project – a recent theatrical performance telling the true stories of some Servants residents. We hope you caught it! Theatre People: “Finally, the show I’ve been waiting for. Voices: The Carrical Project, brought to us by Candlelight Productions, has everything you could ask for – a clever script, a […]

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