Doncare’s Covid-19 service delivery update

As developments continue to arise from the declared state of emergency, Doncare remains committed to responding to the directions of the Australian Government and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.   Accordingly, as daily updates of the CoVid-19 pandemic emerge, the Chief Executive Officer, board of directors and Doncare’s executive team continue to maintain situational awareness and adapt service provision through good planning, risk analysis and adopting mitigation strategies. 

Our Business Continuity plan is critical in enabling us to maintain continuity of care to existing clients to maximise health, safety and wellbeing outcomes.  Doncare is particularly concerned about the vulnerable members in our community and those who are now being impacted by situations arising from COVID–19 who may have never been in a position of needing assistance before.

Doncare has adopted all physical distancing and other transmission reduction measures across the organisation and will be providing remote service delivery to clients in Family Services; Counselling; the Social Support for Seniors program and Community Visitors Scheme.  DAWN mentors will continue to support women in recovery from family violence.

Should you require emergency relief or assistance with food parcels and food vouchers, please call Doncare on 9856 1500.

Information about, and referral to, other sources of assistance will be available wherever possible.

Doncare will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly.  You can read more about Doncare’s response to Covid-19 by following the news links below:

Doncare shuts down social enterprise due to covid-19 

Help Doncare maintain the health and wellbeing of the community

Urgent request for essential food pantry items 

CEO announces Doncare’s response to COVID-19 

For more information, please email

Doncare would like to take the opportunity to thank all the frontline medical, emergency and community services workers for their dedication in continuing to provide their skills, knowledge and compassion at this time of increased risk to themselves.