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‘In Touch’ Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

We offer free and confidential support services to migrant and refugee women living in Victoria, who are experiencing or have experienced family violence.

 

 

Alateen (part of Al-Anon Family Groups)
A self-help and support group for children and young people 10 to 19 years old whose lives have been affected by the drinking problem of a parent, relative or friend.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Geelong

Support program for those struggling with alcohol issues. 18 meetings throughout Geelong - every evening and lunchtime, Mon to Sat.

Eligibility: A desire to stop drinking.

Ardoch Youth Foundation

The Ardoch Youth Foundation supports children and young people to access education and succeed in school. 

Ardoch believes that every child's potential is realised through full participation in educat...

Australian Red Cross Shop
Donated goods including clothing, fashion accessories, bric a brac, furniture, books, kitchenware and homewares.
Barwon Child, Youth and Family
Accommodation Support Program
Provides a range of supported living options for disadvantaged young people including crisis accommodation (15-25 years) and individual support for young people in, or seeking, accommodation placements.
Barwon Child, Youth and Family
Housing and Homeless Support Service
Provides the following services for homeless youth and those at risk of homelessness: initial assessment and planning for housing and support housing information and referral access to financial assistance...
Barwon Child, Youth and Family
Cafe Meals Club
Youth with a Cafe Meals card are able to get subsidised meals from participating café’s in Geelong and Colac region (they pay $3 for meals up to $12). Other things café meals club does: Support,...
Barwon Child, Youth and Family
Food aid
Emergency Food Box as required.
Barwon Health
Drugs and Alcohol Services

DAS offers home-based, outreach and clinic-based services for people who live in the Barwon area (City of Greater Geelong, Surfcoast Shire and Queenscliff). Our services include:

Non-residential withdrawal tr...
Barwon Health/Barwon Child Youth & Family
Families where a parent has a mental illness(FaPMI)

A joint project initiative between Barwon Health Mental Health Services and BCYF

The service is for families where a parent has a mental illness.

Group programs for primary school aged chi...

Bellarine Living and Learning Centre
Community meals

We serve up a two course hot lunch but numbers are limited to 50 so please phone to book in. This service is kindly provided by Foundation61.

Belmont Manor

Assisted living facility.

Bethany Community Support
Gambler's Help and Financial Literacy Services
Face to face counselling for people affected by problem gambling. We also assist non gambling partners, family members and affected others.
Brotherhood of St Laurence Community Store
The Brotherhood of St Laurence Store (op shop) Grovedale is an iconic warehouse sized store, which has been a part of the Geelong community for almost a decade and is run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who p...
Christ Church Anglican Church
Emergency Food Relief
During the hours when Christ Church is open for visitors each week day (usually Monday-Friday 12.00-2.00pm), emergency food relief is available for pensioners, health care card holders, and those in need. Strong dema...
Christ Church Anglican Church
Community Meals

Run entirely by volunteers, the Community Meals Program provides cooked breakfasts and evening meals to members of the community who come from a range of backgrounds including:

street kids homeless people...
City of Greater Geelong
Delivered meals (meals on wheels)

Meals on wheels is a food delivery service we provide to help frail, aged people and those with disabilities. We have a group of volunteers who collect and deliver meals to those members of our community who have req...

Counselling Online
Counselling online is a service where you can communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern, using text-interaction.
Dads In Distress

Dads In Distress (DIDs) offers peer support that is confidential, compassionate and cost-free.

DIDs is a registered Harm Prevention Charity partially funded by the Australian Government Department of Famil...

Direct Line
A confidential, anonymous 24 hour telephone information, counselling/education and referral service on any issue relating to drug or alcohol use.
Direct Recruitment

Direct Recruitment is a quality accredited organisation (certified to QMS ISO 9001: 2008 for Employment Services and Recruitment through the JAS-ANZ accreditation system) This accreditation assures a high quality of s...

Diversitat
Employment Services

We have two programs to assist with employement:

    Equip Reconnect

Equip! is a youth mentoring program for culturally diverse young people in the Geelong region. It is funded by the Department ...

Diversitat
Community Services
Diversitat provides free Financial Counselling and Consumer and Tenancy Advocacy to people living in Geelong and surrounding areas.
Diversitat
You Turn at the Base (formerly Hand Brake Turn)
An automotive employment training program for young people 15 to 19 years old who are unemployed or disadvantaged.
Diversitat
Northern Community Hub

Community garden including a demonstration and training garden. 

North Geelong Mens Shed program, multicultural garden, different groups with plots.

Diversitat Settlement Services
Emergency Relief
Food relief for newly arrived Refugee Communities.
Djirra
Family Violence, Cultural Support and Well Being

Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have i...

Drysdale Community Church
Second Chance Shop
At Second Chance Shop good quality used clothing and other second hand items are sold for very affordable prices.
Drysdale Family Support
Second Chance Shop
At Second Chance Shop good quality used clothing and other second hand items are sold for very affordable prices.
Drysdale Food Bank
Provides emergency food parcels, clothing and household goods.
Encompass Community Services
Hub 3219 & HomeStart

Hub 3219 & HomeStart is more than a pre-loved furniture store that will give a new home to your unwanted furniture.

It is also a place to provide work experience in a team environment for people who are ty...

Encompass Community Services
Ready Start

ReadyStart provides affordable, pre-loved clothing. If you are looking for good quality clothing come visit us. Whether you want to look for job interview, a party, or just an affordable wardrobe makeover. We can get ...

Family Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Family drug help for family and friends affected by someone's alcohol or drug use.

Includes:

24/7 telephone helpline information and education peer support groups family counselling r...
Fight Cancer Foundation
Recycle Shop

The opportunity shop provides recycled goods to raise funds for the Fight Cancer Foundation.

Fight Cancer Foundation is a national charity dedicated to providing care, treatment and support for cancer patients ...

Foundation 61 Inc.

Foundation 61 is a not-for-profit community based charity that seeks to provide healing and hope for people affected by addiction.

It was founded in 2005 and since then we have established ourselves as a recogn...

Fox Personnel
Regional recruitment agency.
Gambler's Help
free confidential and professional problem gambling helpline service referral to specialist services as needed including treatment, financial counselling, family counselling.
Geelong Food Assistance Network

The Geelong Food Assistance Network's (GFAN) primary purpose is to provide coordination of a regional approach to meet the needs of those experiencing food insecurity because of economic circumstances in the Greater G...

Geelong Food Relief Centre

Provides emergency and supplementary grocery supplies through a mini mart and bulk depot at North and South Geelong.

Free food days are advertised on our Facebook account and our webpage.

Also our Geelon...

Geelong Independent Living Home
Geelong Independent living home currently consist of 13 rooms for residents that are unfortunate, vulnerable disadvantage of the Local Community. Residents do not drive car, and receive few visitors so car parking is not...
Geelong Legacy Units
Fourteen independent living units are available for widows/dependants of deceased ex-service personnel.
Geelong Mall Outreach

Provides material aid in the form of vouchers for the cost of emergency accommodation for people at risk of homelessness.

Assistance is also provided in finding emergency accommodation.

Gforce
Employment solutions

Provides advice on the Australian Apprentices program to young and adult apprentices, trainees and job seekers, parents, schools, employers, Job Network members and community organisations.

The Centre als...

Heaven Cent Op Shop

We welcome you all to come and find yourself a bargain!

Come and say hello to our unpaid volunteers who support the Bellarine Gateway Anglican Parish.

Hope Bereavement Services
Hope Bereavement Care

'Hope Bereavement Care' provides free information, support and counselling for families and others who have experienced the sudden or unexpected death of a loved one.

HR4Business
Entrance - ramp at front of building. Doorway - good access. Lift available Shop access - good access. Human resources management solutions and advice for business....
Kids Help Line
Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. 
Ladder - Geelong
Ladder provides programs that break the cycle of homelessness through financial assistance, and hands on assistance through mentoring, encouraging healthy living and developing life skills.
Lifeline Op Shop - Belmont

A smaller more intimate style of shopping is achieved in this store.

The main items sold in this store are clothing for everyone, jewellery, books, shoes, accessories, linen, bric-a-brac, cushions, bedding, be...

Lifeline Op Shop - Breakwater

We now have a store in the same location as the warehouse and distribution centre. We invite you to drop-off your preloved items that are of good quality and resaleable to this centre.

We can make arrangement...

Lifeline Op Shop - Drysdale

This store is made up of two shops adjoining one another and it resides in our beautiful “Village Walk” shopping complex just off Clifton Springs Road.

We have holiday makers frequenting our store ...

Lifeline Op Shop - Grovedale
Lifeline op shops sell pre-loved items including homewares, clothing, bric a brac, books and furniture.
Lifeline Op Shop - Newcomb

The Newcomb store is one Geelong Lifeline’s latest outlets, providing an array of products at affordable prices.

Please visit the Newcomb store to inspect our range of clothing, bric-a-brac, menswear, fu...

Lions Club Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads
Food aid
The Lions Clubs provides food boxes consisting of non-perishable foods, cleaners and some toiletries. 
Lions Club of Corio Norlane

Run Lions Golden Opportunity Shop at 55 Alkira Avenue in Norlane.

Support BBQ's

Donate Bicycles

Donate Computers

Run Bike Education Trailer

Support collection of Gate takings at Nort...

Lions Club of Ocean Grove Barwon Heads

Lions is the world`s largest and most active community service club organisation.

The Lions Club of Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Inc serves the communities of our part of the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula in Victo...

MacLeod Consulting
Doorway: - 2 steps in followed by 23 steps up to 1st level. Steep steps with rail. Shop access - good access.
Matchworks
Matchworks is a job active and Disability Employment Services provider.
Me Well Barwon (Mental Health & Wellbeing Australia)
Homeless Outreach Psychiatric Service

Delivers support and information to agencies that work with the homeless.

Service group is homeless adults who require access to mental health services, stable accommodation and improved quality of life.

Me Well Barwon (Mental Health & Wellbeing Australia)
Food aid

Food vouchers for Geelong Food Relief Centre and emergency food box to clients.

Support for people experiencing the effects of mental illness.

Men's Line Australia
support and counselling for men

With MensLine Australia’s online counselling, you can access free professional support, no matter where you are in Australia.

Our qualified counsellors specialise in family and relationship issues, i...

Men's Referral Service
Men who choose to use violence

The Men’s Referral Service is a men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service operating in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania and is the central point of contact for men...

MensLine Australia
MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay drug free and build a new life.
Norlane Baptist Church

Norlane Baptist is a small and local neighbourhood based church.  

The church community is a wonderful network of relationships connected through a shared life together.

The Norlane Baptist Church ...

Norlane Community Kitchen
A general cooking group available to everybody in the community.
OneCare Geelong
Counselling Community Meal - for everyone COACH Community Mentoring Program. Volunteer mentors support families and individuals for 12 months The Recovery Course - 16 week course for people dealing with ...
Parentline

Parentline is a confidential and anonymous phone counselling service for parents and carers of children and teenagers in Victoria.

We offer counselling, information and support around a range of parenting issu...

People's Pantry

The Peoples Pantry redistributes excess food from Foodbank Victoria and fresh food items grown or produced by locals.

60 Household members form the cooperative and work together to ensure the food is distribut...

Portarlington Food Assistance Program
Provides emergency and supplementary grocery supplies one afternoon per week.     
Positive Circle Counselling
Counselling Focussed Psychological Strategies Psychosocial rehabilitation
QLife
Gay and Lesbian Switchboard
QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
Safe Steps - Family Violence
Family Violence

You can call us using our free call number 24 hours a day, 7days per week.

We provide support, information and accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Salvation Army
Food aid
Food vouchers to use at supermarkets, organised through appointment.
Salvation Army Northside

Doorways appointments - Northern Suburbs residents only.

Secondbite food when available.

Salvation Army Northside
Community Meals
A nutritious lunch for all members of the community offered four days a week.
SalvoConnect Women's Services
Crisis Accommodation
Provides crisis accommodation and support for women with or without children who are homeless or at risk of homlessness.
Salvos Stores - Barwon Terrace
Salvos Stores provide customers gifted and new products at affordable prices.
Salvos Stores - Geelong City

We are the leading and most sustainability conscious recycling charity retailer in Australia.

Salvos Stores - Geelong West
Salvos Stores provide customers gifted and new products at affordable prices.
Salvos Stores - Grovedale
Salvos Stores provide customers gifted and new products at affordable prices.
Salvos Stores - Moolap
Salvos Stores provide customers gifted and new products at affordable prices.
Salvos Stores - North Geelong
Salvos Stores provide customers gifted and new products at affordable prices.
Salvos Stores - South Geelong
Salvos Stores provide customers gifted and new products at affordable prices.
Salvos Stores - West Geelong
Recycling Charity Retailer
Salvos Stores exist to provide our services in harmony with Christian principles, professionally and efficiently, as well as in an environmentally-responsible manner, thereby maximising funding for The Salvation Army's p...
Samaritan House Geelong
Samaritan House Geelong exists to help men experiencing homelessness - our guests - in the Greater Geelong Region by providing welcoming accommodation, an evening meal and ongoing support. 
Spare Meals Geelong
Do you have overloaded fruit trees? Have you cooked too much dinner? Cleaned out your pantry to find excess staples or your freezer to find excess meat? You can offer up your excess items on our Facebook page or donate ...
St Andrew's Anglican Church Corio-Norlane
Food Share

We distribute emergency Food Parcels to individuals and families in need in the Corio and surrounding community. One Food Parcel available per household per calendar month.

To access a Food Parcel:

Att...
St John of God Healthcare
Horizon House
Horizon House provides accommodation, care and intensive support to young people aged 16-22 who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk of homelessness.
St Laurence Community Services Inc
Employment Services
Our goal is to help people gain skills and find jobs that last, as quickly as possible, particularly for people who have been unemployed for a long time or have a disability or barrier that makes it difficult to get a jo...
St Mary's Parish Pantry

Fresh and prepackaged food is provided for people in need on presentation of their Centrelink, Immigration or Health Care card.

Those using the service can do so once per fortnight, and are asked to provide th...

St Matthews Op Shop
Pre-loved clothing, linen and bric-a-brac.
St Vincent De Paul Society
Emergency food box

Clients interviewed and emergency food boxes delivered to home.

Ring to arrange an interview.

Stepping Up

Stepping Up Consortium is made up of three not-for-profit agencies:

    Odyssey House Victoria TaskForce and Youth Projects.

Our three agencies work together to provide innovative coun...

SuicideLine Victoria
Free 24/7 telephone, video and online counselling service offering professional support to people at risk of suicide, people concerned about someone else's risk of suicide, and people bereaved by suicide.
The Geelong Project
Early intervention program
Our Early Intervention program prevents homelessness and school disengagement, by keeping young people at home, in school, and linked to their community. The Geelong Project, led by Time for Youth with partners Barwon Y...
The Little Shed
Pre-loved clothing, furniture, manchester, books, toys and bric-a-brac.
The Orange Door
The Orange Door is a new way for people experiencing family violence and families who need help with the care and wellbeing of their children to access the support they need. The Orange Door welcomes people of any age, g...
The Outpost Inc

The Outpost, Inc has been created and exists for the purpose of providing material assistance to those less fortunate, particularly but not limited to, the provision of food aid and welfare assistance within the City ...

The Salvation Army: Northside Geelong Community Centre
Pantry Assistance

Northside community centre can provide emergency food assistance.

Appointments can be made over the phone or by visiting the community centre.

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre

We are a community based, not-for-profit service offering a range of free and confidential trauma-informed sexual assault and family violence services across the Barwon, Wimmera and Western Melbourne areas of Victoria...

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre (SAFV)

The Sexual Assault & Family Violence Centre is a community based, not-for-profit service offering a range of free and confidential trauma-informed sexual assault and family violence services across the Barwon, Wim...

UnitingCare Geelong
Small Loans/Microfinance
The following range of services are offered to the clients referred to us: applying for a Utility Relief Grant to assist reducing energy/water bills arranging Centrepay deductions for necessity bills budge...
UnitingCare Geelong

UnitingCare Geelong is primarily an Emergency Relief agency that provides practical assistance to people in times of financial and personal crisis.

Emergency relief is the provision of immediate support to ind...

UnitingCare Geelong
Emergency relief
UnitingCare Geelong provides food vouchers, food, clothing, household goods and Christmas gifts to families and individuals.
UnitingCare Geelong
Treasures Op Shop

Donated goods include:

clothing: men’s, ladies, children’s, retro gear accessories furniture toys books Manchester/ linen crockery sporting gear electrical goods ...
UnitingCare Geelong
Drysdale Village Op Shop
Donated goods include clothing, furniture, toys, books, manchester.
UnitingCare Geelong
Ormond Village Op Shop

Donated goods include:

clothing: men’s, ladies, children’s, retro gear accessories furniture  toys books Manchester/ linen crockery sporting gear electrical g...
UnitingCare Geelong
Vines Options Op Shop

Donated goods include:

clothing: men’s, ladies, children’s, retro gear accessories furniture toys books Manchester/ linen crockery sporting gear electrical goods ...
UnitingCare Geelong
First Options Op Shop

Donated goods include:

clothing: men’s, ladies, children’s, retro gear accessories furniture toys books Manchester/ linen crockery sporting gear electrical goods ...
UnitingCare Geelong
Point Lonsdale Op Shop

Donated goods include:

clothing: men’s, ladies, children’s, retro gear accessories furniture toys books Manchester/ linen crockery sporting gear electrical goods ...
UnitingCare Geelong -Norlane Agency

UnitingCare Geelong is primarily an Emergency Relief agency that provides practical assistance to people in times of financial and personal crisis.

Emergency relief is the provision of immediate support to ind...

Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia - Geelong & District Sub Branch

Provides social activities and welfare assistance for Vietnam veterans, those of other conflicts and their families:

meeting place for Returned Vietnam Veterans museum memorabilia welfare referrals ...
Village Walk Opportunity Shop

We stock a good range of quality Ladies, Mens, and Childrens clothing, also Household, Bric-a-Brac , Books and Magazines. All goods available at excellent prices. We have a permanent Rack of bargain clothing items pr...

Vines Options Opportunity Shop

Since opening in 1994, Vines Options has become part of the local community and our volunteers are always ready with welcoming conversation and a friendly ear to those that are isolated or vulnerable.   

...
Vines Road Community Centre Inc

The Vines Road Community Centre is so much more than a venue for hire and a space for community-based activities. Our friendly, helpful staff and volunteers are tech-savvy and are very skilled at locating information...

Vinnies Centre - Geelong West

Featuring a fantastic range of fashion, homeware and books there's something for everyone at our Geelong West store.

Vinnies Centre - Grovedale
Vinnies Centres provide a variety of goods including furniture, clothing and household goods to families and people who are in need.
Vinnies Centre - Hamlyn Heights
Vinnies Centres provide a variety of goods including furniture, clothing and household goods to families and people who are in need.
Vinnies Centre - Norlane
Vinnies Centres provide a variety of goods including furniture, clothing and household goods to families and people who are in need.
Vinnies Centre - Ocean Grove
Vinnies Ocean Grove features a great range of fashion, homewares, books and furniture, including mattresses. Catering for the local community and the many tourist's, our Ocean Grove store is well worth a visit....
Vinnies Centre - South Geelong
Vinnies Centres provide a variety of goods including furniture, clothing and household goods to families and people who are in need.
Vinnies No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)
Provides individuals and families on low incomes an opportunity to apply for an interest free loan.
Waterfront Christian Church - emergency food provision
Provides emergency food packages.
WCN - WCIG Disability Employment Services

Disability Employment Services - Mental Health

Funded by the Australian Federal Government, Disability Employment Services are uncapped. This means job seekers have immediate access to the services that they ne...

Workskil Incorporate
Doorway - good access, ramp available. Shop access - good access.


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