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|Emergency relief packages||
Victorians in mandatory self-isolation due to coronavirus with no access to food and essential supplies can apply to receive emergency relief packages. Please call Victoria’s dedicated coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
Food packages include:
Personal care packages will also be distributed to eligible households and include soap, toothpaste and deodorant.
Extra items may also be provided depending on the needs of the household, such as nappies or baby formula.
You can also contact your local supermarkets and chemist to see if you are eligible for home delivery.
|Knox Infolink, Boronia||
Provides emergency relief such as:
They also have various resources tailored for clients who are homeless.
Phone interviews and home delivery are available for clients:
Contact Infolink by:
Operating hours are Monday to Thursday, between 10 am to 3 pm.
|Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA) – Knox Hub||
Offers a home delivery food relief service or essential care package for people living in poverty or distressed circumstances including:
Contact ADRA by:
|Aussie Veterans Op Shop||
Frozen meals available, no need to make an appointment.
Call Dave on 0439 382 346.
Shop 10, Boronia Mall, Boronia.
|Boronia Community Church of Christ, Boronia||
First and third Monday of the month.
Pick up 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm.
Call 9762 1277 for more details.
|Boronia Road Uniting Church||
Provides emergency food relief on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.
A health care card is no longer required however you do need to be a resident of Knox.
Call 0408 596 814 for more details.
|Cavell Corner, One Hope Community Church, Scoresby||
Provides help with:
Contact Cavell Corner by:
|CHAMPION (Temple Society Australia), Bayswater||
Temple Society provides emergency relief such as:
Temple Society also provides:
Appointments are preferred but not essential.
Contact CHAMPION by:
Operating hours are:
|City Life Community Care, Wantirna South||
Training and mentoring programs as well as community meals will resume in 2022.
|Foothills Community Care, Ferntree Gully||
On Wednesday evenings, Foothills Community Care provides:
Can also home deliver meals to isolated and vulnerable people in Knox through the Community Casseroles program. Please book online.
Call 8711 8677.
|Glen Park Community Centre, Bayswater North||
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
|HOPE City Mission Inc, Croydon||
Assessments are conducted online or over the phone. Food is distributed through a drive through service.
Call 1800 865 299.
|Restore Community Care, Rowville||
Short-term emergency food relief.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm by appointment only. Closed on Fridays.
Call 8736 7053.
|Salvation Army, Boronia||
Provides emergency relief.
Call 9762 7604.
|Salvation Army, Ferntree Gully||
Providing a drive-through style food parcel program on Wednesday mornings between 9:30 am and 10:45 am. No appointment is required.
Call 9752 2682 for more details.
|Shree Swaminarayan Temple||
Vegetarian and vegan meals only. Gluten free available. Takeaway meals and food parcels.
Pick-up and home delivery available between 7 am to 8 pm at 69 Wadhurst Drive, Boronia.
Call 0421 506 666.
|St Paul’s Anglican, Boronia||
Provides takeaway meals on Thursday evenings at 6 pm.
Call 9761 1797.
|St Vincent De Paul||
Food parcels can be delivered.
Monday to Friday between 10 am and 3 pm.
Call 1800 305 330.
|Wellington Care Centre, Rowville||
Emergency food relief on Tuesdays, from 10:30 am to 12 pm.
Coats and blankets available during winter.
Counselling services also available.
Call 9764 3738.
|EACH – financial counselling||
Financial counselling for people affected by financial hardship living in Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges.
Call 1300 003 224.
|Gamblers Help Eastern||
Provides phone support for anyone with concerns about gambling harm.
All assistance is free, confidential and unlimited.
|Uniting Harrison – Open Door Program||
An entry point for homelessness support programs in Knox that supports:
This program helps people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access, establish and maintain long-term housing.
|Knox City Council – housing support||
Helps eligible Knox residents aged 55 years or older who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
If you are in immediate danger call 000.
|Eastern Domestic Violence Services (EDVOS)||
Specialist service for women, their children and pets living in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne who are currently experiencing family violence.
|Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre||
A state-wide, 24/7 crisis family violence support for emergency accommodation and information.
Call 1800 015 188 (24 hours).
Confidential information, counselling and support service.
Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence.
Call 1800 737 732.
|EACH Family Violence Counselling for Women||
Counselling for anyone with a history of/or experiencing family violence and would like to seek support through counselling
Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Call 1300 003 224.
|Men’s Referral Service (No to Violence)||
Support for men who use violence against family members.
Call 1300 766 491.
|Seniors Rights Victoria||
A state-wide service to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people. The service provides:
Call 1300 368 821.
A state-wide specialist family violence service that works with women from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
Call 1800 015 188.
|W/Respect||A state-wide specialist LGBTIQ family violence service. Call 1800 542 847 (1800 LGBTIQ)|
|Legal Support||For legal help for family violence or family law matters, please see Legal Support Services section.|
If you are in immediate danger call 000.
Provides information and support to help people achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Call 1300 224 636.
|EACH – generalist counselling||
Prompt counselling, support and advocacy for Knox residents.
Call 1300 003 224.
Confidential and free mental health support, health advice, and general information for young people aged 12 to 25.
Call 9801 6088.
|Outer East Phone Chat||
Due to COVID-19, you might be at home by yourself or with a house full of people. It can be nice to have someone else to have a chat with.
Call (toll-free) 1800 984 825.
Phone and online counselling for men.
Call 1300 789 978 (24 hours).
Private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
Call 1800 551 800.
|Relationships Australia||A range of services to support children, young people and families. Call 1300 364 277.|
|Red Cross – COVID CONNECT||
A new national telephone service for the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to:
Call 1800 733 276.
|Older person’s COVID-19 Support Line||
During lockdowns and restrictions this service provides:
Free call 1800 171 866.
|Bright Ideas Network||
A voice for over 55s in Knox. Support for older people made up of:
They work on events, projects and issues that are important.
Receive their monthly newsletter and find out What’s On in Knox.
Call 9298 8828.
A regular weekly chat session with community connector volunteers for people aged 65+ in the Knox area.
Make yourself a cuppa, grab a snack and join us via:
Contact us by:
Operating hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm.
Specific advice and support for people living with dementia.
Can also post out hard copies of fact sheets to community members.
National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500.
|Eastern Community Legal Centre||
Free legal advice and support.
Assistance with legal matters including:
Call 1300 32 52 00.
|Victorian Legal Aid||
Free information and help about the law.
Call 1300 792 387.
Knox City Council – Community Transport
The On-Demand Bus Service provides transport support for Knox residents who are:
Older residents can be picked up from home and transported to destinations in Knox to:
A single trip costs $3.
Buses run from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays.
Call 9298 8000 for more information or to book.
|Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place||
A range of programs and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members living in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.
Call 9725 2166.
|Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service||
A range of services and programs for Aboriginal individuals and families who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing family violence or use violence.
Call 9212 0200.
|Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation||
A range of programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Call 9876 9642.
Eastern Regional Libraries – Knox Libraries
Get library materials delivered to your door, or access free resources online using your library card.
Visit yourlibrary.com.au or call for more information Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.