There are a number of community service agencies and organisations that provide food and material aid (including baby/children's needs), assistance with legal matters (including bills and fines), education expenses and other support services in the municipality.
There are different agencies in the City of Whittlesea who offer support.
Community Activation and Social Isolation Program (CASI) offers social, emotional and practical support. Call Hiba 9401 6697 Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm.
Whittlesea Community Connections offers information and support including Community Legal Service, Emergency Relief and Casework. Call them on 9401 6644 between 9am until 1pm Monday to Friday.
Big Group Hug provides material relief to vulnerable families including clothes, nappies.
Encompass Care provides material aid including food.
Infinity Church - emergency food relief
Countrywide Community Missions - food relief
Hope Centre - food hampers
Sikh Community Connections - supporting international students and Sikh and Indian communities
ADRA - food hampers
From us 2 you - helping with fuel, power and work expenses
Heavenly Feast Revival Church Australia - food hampers in the Epping/Lalor area
If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 000
Council's COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy provides relief to residents and businesses in the City of Whittlesea who are unable to meet their payment obligations to Council because of the impacts of the pandemic. This includes rates and other fees/charges.
The Victorian Government offers concessions to a variety of people to help with housing, water, energy, health, education and transport costs. Read more about concessions on the DHHS website. You can also read their concessions guide.