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Support

Support Services available

Government support

Food

  • Call Encompass Care Vic on 0422 461 847 for food relief
  • Call Whittlesea Community Connections on 9401 6666 for food relief, financial assistance and general support and information
  • Hope Centre – Provides Fruit, vegetables, milk & bread - 0423 165 320
  • Countrywide Community Commission - Food hampers - 0411 394 494
  • Thomastown Neighbourhood House – Food Pantry https://www.tnh.org.au/
  • Sikh Community Connections is providing FREE WHATSAPP Text Only 0476 850 607. More information visit: org.au/emergency-food-relief

 For more details, including the operating hours of the above, view the Emergency Relief Calendar. Please note, hours may vary during lockdowns.

Financial assistance

For more details, including operating hours of the above, view the Emergency Relief Calendar. Please note, hours may vary during lockdowns.

General

  • Relief Coordination: for food and other emergency relief needs contact rcs@dffh.vic.gov.au
  • Integrated Support Service: for more complex support to self-isolate contact IIATS@justice.vic.gov.au
  • Family Recovery Program: state-wide case management for culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and families who have been impacted by COVID-19 contact frp@cohealth.org.au

Family violence support

Even in lockdown restrictions, you are allowed to leave your home if you or your children are at risk of harm from family violence. If you are in danger call 000.

People with a disability

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

COVID-19 information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities | Coronavirus Victoria

  • Yarnin SafeNStrong - Call 1800 95 95 63(24 hours a day, 7 days a week). A free and confidential phone crisis line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families who just want to have a yarn with someone about their wellbeing.
    www.vahs.org.au
  • Dardi Munwurro Aboriginal Men's Support Line - Call 1800 435 799 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). A free and confidential phone support line for Aboriginal men to reach out to yarn with someone when times are tough.
    www.dardimunwurro.com.au
  • Additional resources:

Business & Industry support

 LGBTIQ+ communities

 Families, children and young people

 Mental health resources

 

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