Our History

Our History

The Centre for Men began as Men Transforming Men in 2003, with the goal to help connect men with one another and provide resources (books, CDs, DVDs), events, retreats and counselling to help men in crisis and transition.

This work was founded by Rev. Rob Jones, and provided Australian representation of the pioneering men’s work of Fr. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and author.
In 2011, the organisation became the Centre for Men and Families, reflecting the change in status
to a not-for-profit charity with full DGR status.

Richard Fay became CEO in 2013 and in 2015, the Centre for Men and Families became the Australian chapter of Illuman, an international body established to oversee the work started by Richard Rohr.
Centre for Men and Families leads retreats including The Men’s Rites of Passage, the Young Men’s Rites of Passage and other men’s mental health-based training events.

The organisation also offers counselling, professional supervision, and spiritual direction.

A network of men’s groups exists around Australia that are resourced by the Centre for Men.
The organisation is governed by a board of directors and is independently audited.