• Welcome to Servants Community Housing!

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    Two of our happy residents

    Servants Community Housing has been operating affordable accommodation and safe housing for those on low incomes for over thirty years in Hawthorn and in Kew.

    Our passion is built around offering a structure in which vulnerable individuals—many of whom suffer from long-term mental illnesses—can live in relative comfort.

    All too often we find our residents have been afforded little dignity or respect in their lives prior to being housed by Servants. Perhaps they have been homeless, they may have left a psychatric ward for the first time, experienced a relationship breakdown, loss of employment, substance issues... Residents find a safe and secure place with Servants and tend to stay with us for many years, enjoying a strong connectedness and sense of community. That’s because our model of housing is breathtakingly simple, founded on the belief that each individual is worthwhile.

    Please join us on the journey as we seek to offer respect, dignity and hope to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

Save the Date! Servants is turning 30!

Servants is turning 30 and you’re all invited to our celebration, Saturday 28 May. More details soon!


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Carols at Carrical, Sun 13 Dec – All Welcome!

Hawthorn Community Chest invites you tocarols@carirical2015

Carols at Carrical

Sunday December 13, 6.30–8.30pm at Carrical House, 18-20 Mason St, Hawthorn.

Entry by Gold Coin Donation to HCC • Candles Included • BYO Deckchairs & Rugs • Soft Drinks & BBQ available • Alcohol-Free Event

In partnership with Rotary Club of North Balwyn, Servants Community Housing and Sing Australia

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Project Sows Seeds of Hope

Servants resident Paul is featured in today’s Progress Leader! Check it out:

Project sows seeds of hope

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Reflections: from the mansion on the hill

Servants are delighted to announce our latest creative venture alongside our friends from Scotch College – Reflections: from the mansion on the hill. This is in part the continuation of now legendary Voices: The Carrical Project as well as tracing the history of Carrical House.

Written by Scotch College Year 11 and 12 students in the Social Justice Drama programme in conjunction with Servants Community Housing and the residents at Carrical House, Hawthorn.

4 October 2015 at 4pm, 5, 6 & 7 October at 7pm

Entry by gold coin donation at the venue.

Scotch College, Drama School, Cramond Studio, cnr Morrison Street and Fordholm Road, Hawthorn. Enter via Entrance 3 off Morrison Street.

See you there!


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Servants in the Leader

Servants was featured in this week’s Boroondara Progress Leader:
“Fiona, 52, has lived for eight years at Hawthorn’s Carrical House, which is run by Servants Community Housing, and said it was vital for the homeless to have a community around them.

“I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t have been accepted here,” Fiona said.”

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Servants is in The Age!

“For the past 14 months, Paul has been a resident at Romana House in Kew, a former nursing home that has been converted into a home for 24 residents by an organisation called Servants Community Housing.”

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/how-to-fix-homelessness-give-the-homeless-a-home-20150730-ginpeo.html#ixzz3hj7cli2I

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Run Melbourne ’15 Complete!

Congratulations to all our Team Servants participants! Here’s a couple of photos from the finish line for you.

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A brief message from our CEO Matt Maudlin about Team Servants 2015

More information about Team Servants participation in Run Melbourne

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Watch this Video about Servants!

Have a look at this brief video about Servants Community Housing! With thanks to Melbourne High School student Kalana Vithana and former MHS student and great supporter of Servants, Nam Truong.

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Carols @ Carrical – Mon 22 Dec

Hawthorn Community Chest is hosting Carols @ Carrical, at our Hawthorn house. All welcome, hope to see you there!

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    1986Servants Community Housing established by members of Hawthorn West Baptist Church and Hawthorn Home founded
    2010Canterbury Home founded (short term lease)
    2011Kew Home founded
    20142nd Kew Home founded
    2018Women's House founded
    20Mostly part-time staff
    8 yearsAverage stay of residents
    32 yearsSupport from local churches, service organisations and businesses
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