Our Work

Corpus Christi Community’s door is always open. Walking through it is a result of your life not turning out as planned. Job losses, family disputes, illness and sheer bad luck – these can all be the reason that you might look to our Community. Here is just a small collection of the stories of the men who have come to call our community their home over the last 46 years and how their lives have changed.

Our Mission

Nurture the dignity of all within Corpus Christi Community; Create a place that men can call home; Strive to recognise and respond to the needs of each member of Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale.

Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale is a residential care facility that provides accommodation and support to older men, over the age of 50 with a history of homelessness, addiction or complex health needs. We offer a fresh start for a life that’s safe, secure, independent,and part of a vibrant comunity.

Join our family of residents, and enjoy a friendly, supportive and active environment, and a home to support you as you grow older. Regardless of your past experience of homelessness, family breakdown or addiction, Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale works with you to celebrate your value and contribution amongst like-minded men, and the wider community.

Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale offers:

  • Secure, affordable long term accommodation
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week residential care for men
  • Social, wellness and mental health support.
  • Individualised recreational and lifestyle activities.
  • Programs and assistance for residents who wish to cease, or minimise alcohol consumption.
  • On-site medical clinic and specialised care staff.
  • Spiritual guidance and pastoral care

Recreation & Lifestyle

A wide range of organised entertainment and activities will help you get to know our enthusiastic staff, volunteers and other residents, and to build friendships that will be with you for life. You can enjoy a wide range of activities including gardening, games, bingo, dancing, arts and crafts, in-house movies plus regular excursions to a range of new and interesting locations such as zoos and museums. Our connections provide opportunities for you to volunteer your skills for local charities and community groups, or you’re welcome to help our with a range of duties at our community.


Residents of Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale have their own a private room with access to a communal kitchen and bathroom, lounge and recreational areas. We also offer a range of facilities for you to enjoy including a library, gym, recreational centre with internet access, theatrette and a chapel.

Buildings at Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale are surrounded by spacious gardens as well as communal gardens where our residents enjoy growing a wide variety of plants as well as fruit and vegetables.


Our team is committed to helping you tackle health, relationship and lifestyle challenges, in a supportive and non-judgmental way. You’ll have access to a great range of medical professionals through Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale’s existing relationships with health care providers, including experienced doctors, physios, podiatrists, psychologists and counsellors. We also offer addiction management and support which is available to residents who wish to cease or minimise their alcohol consumption or tobacco use.

Spiritual Guidance

At Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale, our team supports you to find meaning and hope in your own life. Spiritual guidance at Corpus Christi Community, Greenvale is available to you regardless of your personal beliefs. This guidance centers on how you connect to yourself, to others, and to your community, and we offer both religious and secular opportunities for all our residents to question and explore their lives

Pastoral Care

Whether you’re living or working at our community, or are a relative of a resident, pastoral care can provide you with support and companionship during times of loneliness, anxiousness, fear or ill health. When you need affirmation and support to make life-changing decisions, or if you are approaching the end of life’s journey, pastoral care provides a caring, understanding and confidential shoulder to lean on.


Enjoy your new lifestyle while living close to nature at our tranquil urban bush location 25 kilometres north of the city. You’ll still be handy to public transport, shops and the services of Melbourne’s northern suburbs, so you can stay in touch with the people and places that are important to you.

Our Board

Jacinta Hyland

Board Membership 6 years My contact with the homelessness sector came as a Social Work Student, volunteering for SVDP in Fitzroy. We were part of a model of engagement set up with the “Indian Sisters” to do outreach in the form of street contact and rooming house visitation. Many men, at this time, chose to end their days at Corpus Christi Community Greenvale. I learnt that building relationships, listening and respect were key ingredients in working with people on the margins of Melbourne society. After graduation, I took my interest in building supportive communities to a community health setting in Broadmeadows and then to local government. At two large public housing estates, I worked with newly arrived families from the Horn of Africa to build their capacity to maintain employment in Children’s Services, with tailored training and individual coaching. The introduction of standards in their workplaces was both challenging and welcomed in order to increase the profile of their Early Childhood Educator role, just as it has been in the Aged Care profession. My final role in paid work was as a Case Manager/ Family Services Practitioner in the Melton/ Brimbank area. The group program that we developed brought together a very hard to engage cohort of young, multicultural, single parent families. Through this work, I, often, again, worked with the housing sector as an advocate for those in insecure housing or leaving a violent family situation urgently. My current voluntary positions are on the St Therese’s Parish Leadership Team, Moonee Valley Active Ageing Reference Group and at Briar Terrace at St Vincent’s Hospital, led by the hospital pastoral team.

Some of Our Success Stories

I feel like I was lucky to get in at Corpus Christi. I’d been living in a rooming house for 15 years before here, and it was rough. I’ve got a 16-year-old daughter and she helped me get moved – she’s a smart kid! The food’s good and the staff’s good, and my family can come and visit me here. The blokes here, we’ve done nothing wrong – we’ve just been unlucky. I’ve made a few friends here and have started doing art, drawing and making dreamcatchers. I also volunteer doing woodwork for the Salvation Army.

When I arrived here, I realised there was so much I could obtain, and learn, and give. Remorse, forgiveness, love, understanding, meaning – once you get there, you can start sleeping at night. I’m a great thinker. I want to write a book one day – but for now, I play a lot of pool, and do art. Corpus Christi gives you the right stepping stones – you can gain here if you listen. We’re all on a different path, and we can all change our lives – and when we receive, that’s when we can start to give, as well.”

You can make a difference to the lives of the men in our community.