Tag Archives: Carrical

Servants launches a new book

Servants Community Housing is thrilled to announce that our second book, Narrative, will be released on Friday 31 October. Following on from the success of our original publication, Anthology, in 2011, we take pleasure in inviting you to attend the launch of Narrative, which tells the stories of some of the residents who call their Servants housing ‘home’. This […]

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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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Mini Documentary of first season of Voices

Watch a mind-blowing mini documentary of the first season of VOICES, performed and devised by Scotch College boys! It features real-life experiences of Carrical House residents that suffer(ed) from psychosis, bipolar disorder and depression. The reality is, mental illness can hit anyone at any time. VOICES shares the lives of men like these, but even […]

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60 Sec Rehearsal Footage for Voices

Rehearsal footage and interviews from Candlelight Productions’ season of Voices: The Carrical Project: Wih thanks to Theatre People

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Voices Interview with Leigh Hatcher

A group of Scotch College students wanted to do something for the homeless in their city. So they got to know some homeless men from a local boarding house and recorded their stories. Now it has become a powerful play called VOICES. Eugene and Matt talk with Leigh Hatcher from Open House by CandlelightProductions

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VOICES: The Carrical Project

Servants is pleased to announce that VOICES: THE CARRICAL PROJECT will be showing from Thu 1 – Sat 17 September. VOICES tells the stories of men with mental illnesses who live in one of our rooming houses. Based on true stories, it explores the tragic loss and debilitating stigma of mental illness and the creativity, […]

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“Anthology” Book Launch

Servants Community Housing is pleased to announce the release of “Anthology: stories of respect, dignity and hope”! Our thanks go to the over 170 people who came and celebrated with us on May 24. To request a copy of the book, please contact Matt.  

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