To advance the social and public welfare of the more vulnerable members of our community. We provide a range of supports and programs for people experiencing hardship & disadvantage.
Emergency Food Relief
Our Food Bank shopping days are Wednesday’s and Friday’s 10am – 2pm. We have limited assorted groceries available for those in need of emergency food relief. This is a self-serve program. You choose your groceries from the shelves. No appointment required
As part of our emergency relief service, we also have a shower facility for people in need or experiencing homelessness. Please note: this service is only available via bookings and during manned office hours.
Gippsland Period Project:
We support women and transgender men experiencing homelessness in Gippsland by providing sanitary packs. Our sanitary packs are sourced through community donations and are distributed throughout Gippsland via our partnership with Quantum Homelessness Support Services.
Our community has identified access & cost as the barriers preventing them from mowing their own lawns. Our Lawn Mower Bank is a service available to those in Latrobe Valley who are experiencing hardship or difficulty getting access to a lawn mower to mow their lawns. If you require access to a lawn mower, you can book via phone or in person at the House. Lawn mowers must be picked up by 10am on day of booking and returned by 3pm. We ask for a gold coin donation of that will contribute to fuel costs.
If you use an electric wheelchair or scooter and you find yourself low on power while you’re out, all you need to do is come and see us and ask to “Recharge”. Coffee and tea available while you wait. Please Note: This service will be available during office hours.