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A message from Dr Jennifer Weber, CEO

Welcome to the Society’s new website!

From this privileged opportunity I have the fortune to also be able to meet with various members, volunteers, supporters and partners from across Melbourne and Shepparton with each day presents new and challenging issues impacting the lives of women and their families.

As part of our new website design is an opportunity to share with you the extraordinary work of our staff who continue in the foundations established for our organization through the vision of our founders Dr Philomene Joshua and Mrs Pat Coffey OA., and the hundreds of volunteers and supporters who have and continue to have the best interests of women, unborn babies and children at the heart of all we do.

It is also a new design that gives us an opportunity to share with you news of the Society’s initiatives and programs in the community, updates on fundraising initiatives as well as an opportunity to keep in touch by signing up to our newsletter and other updates in support of our work.

Our dedicated team of staff across our three sites along with the countless hours given through our generous volunteers, provide us with insights into the adversities women and children experience.  More than ever these complexities are with us as we encounter them on a day-to-day basis – in our own communities, our neighbourhoods and in our own immediate networks of family and friends.

Our standing in the community as a specialised service for mothers during pregnancy, post birth and young children is recognised across the sector and at various levels of government.

We honor this heritage, and pay tribute to this work, as well as paying tribute to the ongoing and everyday labour of love we witness through the privilege of being a part of the lives of mothers, babies and children.