‘Reach Out with Support and Care’ (to prepare for the November Royal Commission Public Hearings)

Convened by the Melbourne Victims’ Collective (MVC) and In Good Faith Foundation

Friday 16 October – 10am to 12:30pm

The Multicultural Hub

Orange Room
With lift access to Level 1
506 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Our survivors’ community and professional supporters met to look towards the forthcoming Royal Commission public hearings, to be held in the Melbourne County Court from Monday 23 November to Friday 18 December examining child sexual abuse in relation to the Ballarat Diocese, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and their Catholic parish and school at Doveton (see media release).

Our Foundation understands how important it is through challenging times to be informed, resourced and to foster care and hope for all concerned, particularly survivors and their families. Presenters included:

  • Greg Davies, Victorian Commissioner for Victims of Crime
  • Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council which assists the Catholic Church in relation to the Royal Commission
  • Graeme Sleeman, “Sharing the Courage”, former school principal
  • Nigel Denning, Integrative Psychology complex trauma care, survivors’ group support and professional education
  • Fr Kevin Dillon, Lifeboat Geelong, pastoral care
  • Jim Boyle, MVC leader and IGFF Board Director
  • Paul Holdway, President and Helen Last, CEO of IGFF