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ABOUT US

Mountain Men Inc. is a community group that supports the positive activity, engagement and inclusion of men (18 years+) in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. Our aim is to reduce the number of men who are socially disadvantaged, marginalised or isolated to become productive, active members of the local community.  We do this by providing opportunities for men to come together in open, non-judgemental, safe spaces and participate in a range of social activities that encourage new friendships, normalise help-seeking behaviours and link with local support services.

Mountain Men is an open and inclusive group, which means we warmly encourage and welcome all those who identify as male, regardless of age, race, religion, sexuality, ability, social standing or whatever a considered point of difference might be. We recognise and respect that there are many types of masculinity and ask our members to do the same to ensure all feel included and valued. ​

Mountain Men is made up of an Executive Committee of local volunteers, "by the community, for the community," who meet on a regular basis to plan, develop, and facilitate the various activities delivered throughout the year (see GET INVOLVED). Our Executive Committee members have each passed national police checks, hold current Working with Children Checks, and, are First Aid trained.  

We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit community group and rely on grants and donations. We welcome any donations you'd like to make! Please contact us for further information. 

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY

Mountain Men is committed to child safety.

 

We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our volunteers.

 

We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.

 

We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.

 

We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.

 

Mountain Men is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early and removing and reducing these risks.

 

Mountain Men has robust recruitment practices for all volunteers.

 

Mountain Men is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.

 

We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

 

We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.

 

If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.

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