The following organisations offer emergency relief and material aid in Manningham as an alternative to Doncare, though opening hours vary:
St Vincent De Paul Society Victoria Inc.
Food parcels, food vouchers, other assistance as required/available.
Phone: 1300 305 330 between 10 am – 3 pm Monday to Friday. You will be assessed over the phone then visited at home, usually in the evening.
Salvation Army – Doncaster
Limited assistance. Food parcels, food vouchers, limited assistance with Telstra phone bills, Telstra phone cards, winter or summer clothes vouchers to the Salvos store, other assistance as available.
Address: 37 Taunton Street, Doncaster East
Phone: 9842 4744
Appointments are offered on a Thursday morning only – call anytime and leave a message.
Food parcels, food vouchers, other assistance when available.
Phone: 9841 4025 or 9841 6717
Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 9 am – 12 noon. You will be assessed over the phone and visited at your home.
St Marks Anglican Church
Free bread on Fridays from 6 pm – 6.30 pm only (no appointment necessary)
Address: Corner High Street and Dellfield Drive, Lower Templestowe, 3106.
SalvoCare – Eastern (Housing Support)
317 High Street, Kew
Phone: 9853 5680
Provides assistance and information for those who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
Wesley Mission Victoria
Focus on homelessness. Services include crisis family support, emergency relief, emergency accommodation, child and youth support advocacy and housing support. Possible assistance once a month if you have secure housing.
Address: 291A Maroondah Highway, Ringwood
Phone: 8870 400.
Sacred Heart Mission
87 Grey Street, St Kilda
Phone: 9537 1166
Free midday meal every day including Christmas Day from 12 noon to 1.30 pm. Also serves free breakfast 7 days a week from 9 am, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
69 Bourke Street, Melbourne Phone: 9653 3243
Monday – Friday 9.30 am – 5 pm
Trams 19, 57 and 59 to Bourke Street.
Referral services (ring for an appointment): homeless accommodation, food parcels and vouchers, clothing, travel tickets, crisis counselling, domestic violence assistance, drop-in lounge open 10 am to 4 pm. Tea and coffee, light snacks, soup and bread 12 noon.
On-site financial counselling, shower facilities, computer access, including email and internet.
St Kilda Crisis Contact Centre
29 Grey St, St Kilda
Phone: 1800 627 727 or 9536 7777
Open 7 days including all public holidays. The Centre provides a crisis information and referral for emergency housing, and financial assistance available for items such as rent in advance, medications including methadone, Met tickets, information about the Office of Housing and housing issues, financial and drug detoxification assistance.
St Kilda Crisis Services Homelessness Support
Phone: 1800 825 955
The Crisis Contact Centre provides a 24 hour telephone response for people who are experiencing homelessness.
Hanover Southbank Homeless Accommodation
52 Haig St, South Melbourne
Phone: 9699 4566 (24hours)
Accommodation: self-referral for single men and women, short term, $12.00 per night, youth allowance $12.00, self-referral.
Services: drug and alcohol, social workers, case management, health services, Royal District Nursing Service. If no accommodation is available, they may assist with accommodation until a room is available.
UnitingCare Harrison, Knox
Anchor Incorporated, Lilydale
Community Housing Ltd, Box Hill
All after hours services (10 pm – 9 am 7 days) are coordinated from the St Kilda Crisis Contact Centre. Phone numbers will be automatically sent through after close of business or you can ring the Crisis Contact Centre directly on 1800 627 727.