Help in times of Need

Lutheran Church - Loaves and Fishes

Weekly food distribution for those in need

OzHarvest collects bread and some other food from local sources and makes them available in the Lutheran Church Café.

 

Lutheran Church
21a Adelaide Road Victor Harbor

Thursday 6.30pm to 8pm
Friday 9.30am to 11.00am

South Coast Christian Community Care

Emergency food / Emergency clothing/ Emergency fuel vouchers /Emergency accommodation

SCCCC is a non profit, combined church initiative supporting those in need on the South Coast.
Assistance for people in need Emergency relief and help.

Church of Christ office, 11 Seaview Rd, Victor Harbor 5211
Mon, Wed, Fri 12 noon – 3pm,
Tel. 08 8552 5029

Goolwa Uniting Church Open Door Centre, Collingwood St, Goolwa
Mon, Wed, Thur 10am  – 12noon
Tel. 8555 1008

ADRA Op Shop and Food hampers

Furniture, clothing and other items and emergency food hampers

ADRA Provides an Op Shop with low cost furniture, clothing and various items.
Will also provide emergency assistance to families in the form of food hampers and furniture

ARDA, 49 Maude St, Victor Harbor: 
Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00am-5.00pm
Sunda
y 9:00am-5.00pm
Tel. 0473 252 958

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia website

Goolwa Uniting Church food

Free food for homeless or marginalised.

Goolwa Uniting Church are doing a Wednesday Lunch each week from 11 to 1 pm.  Donation for those who can afford it.

1 Collingwood St, Goolwa: 
Tuesday, Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm

Phone: 8555 2589

Goolwa Uniting Church website

The Salvation Army

Food, Food vouchers, Furniture, Clothing, Some bill assistance, Blankets, Relationships, Psychiatric help and more

 

 

Victor Harbor Community Support Services (CSS)
every Friday between 9.30am & 3.00pm.

Please ring us on:
(08) 8552 3097

Leave us a message and we will call you back on Thursday afternoon for an appointment on Friday.

Financial Help Line – free service:
1800 007 007

Victor Harbor Salvation Army
Cnr of Torrens Street & Crozier Road, Victor Harbor

Phone: 85527474

Cafe Crozier meals

2 course community meal every second Sunday night

 

Come along for a 2 course community meal at the Citadel every second Sunday night, to meet with others.
Donation of $2.00 if possible.

Salvation Army Citadel, Corner of Crozier Rd and Torrens St
Every 2nd Sunday 6:00pm at the Citadel

Phone: 0411 565 773.

Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory

Browse a huge collection of support services and contacts.

Designed for the local Fleurieu region and listed in a pdf document.

CLICK HERE to download or open the “Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory”.

Visit this Victor Harbor City Council website page for this and many other usefull links.  CLICK HERE

Fleurieu Homelessness Support Service

Southern Junction Community Services

Short to medium term support for families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless aged 15 years or over

Southern Junction Community Services:
15 CadeII Street, Goolwa
Ph: (08) 8555 3277
Email: fhss@southernjunction.org.au

Junction Australia website – click here

SJCS provide a range of other community services, based at Christies Beach, including:

  • Youth Accommodation
  • Counselling services
  • Effective Parenting
  • Playgroup
  • Domestic Violence Outreach Service based along the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo

To find out more, contact us on 8392 3000.

South Coast Christian Community Care

Emergency food / Emergency clothing/ Emergency fuel vouchers /Emergency accommodation

SCCCC is a non profit, combined church initiative supporting those in need on the South Coast.
Assistance for people in need Emergency relief and help.

Church of Christ office, 11 Seaview Rd, Victor Harbor 5211
Mon, Wed, Fri 12 noon – 3pm,
Tel. 08 8552 5029

Goolwa Uniting Church Open Door Centre, Collingwood St, Goolwa
Mon, Wed, Thur 10am  – 12noon
Tel. 8555 1008

Homelessness Gateway Service

24/7 state-wide telephone service in South Australia

This 24/7 state-wide telephone service – available on 1800 003 308 (free call from any phone) – can help you with referrals to a specialist homelessness service for case management support.

CLICK HERE for more Uniting Communities Homelessness Gateway information

 

Homelessness Gateway Service
Tel. 1800 003 308 (free call from any phone)

Affordable Living SA

Help to find affordable accommodation

Even with careful budgeting, many households can face difficulties making ends meet.
This is why The Salvation Army and the South Australian Government created ‘Affordable SA’, an application that provides a range of information, practical tips, and tools to help support your household to manage the cost of living.

Visit the Affordable Housing SA website

 

Free Phone Call: 1800 025 539

Email:  fcsupport@aus.salvationarmy.org

Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory

Browse a huge collection of support services and contacts.

Designed for the local Fleurieu region and listed in a pdf document.

CLICK HERE to download or open the “Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory”.

Visit this Victor Harbor City Council website page for this and many other usefull links.  CLICK HERE

Southern Community Justice Centre

Free Legal services and advice to eligable persons

Areas of assistance: Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Law, Child Support and Small Claims.

Southern Community Justice Centre provides a free legal service in Victor Harbor each Thursday fortnight.  There is no cost for the service though all donations are gratefully received.  A client eligibility means test will be applied to all people where legal matters require ongoing assistance.

For further enquiries or to make a booking please contact the head office on (08) 8384 5222.

 

Southern Community Justice Centre
In Victor Harbor on alternate Thursdays,
Tel. (08) 8384 5222 or 1300 850 650

Head Office
40 Beach Road
Christies Beach 5165

South Coast Christian Community Care

Emergency food / Emergency clothing/ Emergency fuel vouchers /Emergency accommodation

SCCCC is a non profit, combined church initiative supporting those in need on the South Coast.
Assistance for people in need Emergency relief and help.

Church of Christ office, 11 Seaview Rd, Victor Harbor 5211
Mon, Wed, Fri 12 noon – 3pm,
Tel. 08 8552 5029

Goolwa Uniting Church Open Door Centre, Collingwood St, Goolwa
Mon, Wed, Thur 10am  – 12noon
Tel. 8555 1008

Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory

Browse a huge collection of support services and contacts.

Designed for the local Fleurieu region and listed in a pdf document.

CLICK HERE to download or open the “Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory”.

Visit this Victor Harbor City Council website page for this and many other usefull links.  CLICK HERE

Energy Savers - manage power bills

Are you having difficulty managing your energy needs and bills? Are you at risk of having your power disconnected?

Phone: 8202 5180

Email: energysav­er@unitingcommunities.org

Financial counselling, No interest loan scheme

Uniting Communities

FInancial advice and help for people who are disadvantaged or on low incomes.

Offered to people who live on a low income to buy essential household goods.
Maximum loan amount is $1200 and is usually repaid over 18 months to 2 years.

Phone: 82025180

VICTOR HARBOR: Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Rd.
2nd Tuesday of the month

GOOLWA:

YANKALILLA: Yankalilla Youth & Community Centre, 181 Main South Rd.
2nd Monday of the month

Financial counselling, AC.Care

Anglican Community Care

AC Care Financial Counselling provides a free and independent financial counselling service offering information and support to individuals and families who are experiencing financial difficulties.

Financial Counselling is available by appointment and to book an appointment with one of our financial counsellors.

Please contact care@accare.org.au or

call:  8532 6303

Phone: 82025180

Visit the AC Care website for more informaion CLICK HERE

The Salvation Army

Food, Food vouchers, Furniture, Clothing, Some bill assistance, Blankets, Relationships, Psychiatric help and more

 

 

Victor Harbor Community Support Services (CSS)
every Friday between 9.30am & 3.00pm.

Please ring us on:
(08) 8552 3097

Leave us a message and we will call you back on Thursday afternoon for an appointment on Friday.

Financial Help Line – free service:
1800 007 007

Victor Harbor Salvation Army
Cnr of Torrens Street & Crozier Road, Victor Harbor

Phone: 85527474

Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory

Browse a huge collection of support services and contacts.

Designed for the local Fleurieu region and listed in a pdf document.

CLICK HERE to download or open the “Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory”.

Visit this Victor Harbor City Council website page for this and many other usefull links.  CLICK HERE

Fleurieu Families

Fleurieu Families provides parenting information across the Southern Fleurieu Region

Contact:
Leann Symonds – (08) 8551 0542 – lsymonds@victor.sa.gov.au
Kerry Pomery – (08) 8551 0553 – kpomery@victor.sa.gov.au
Deana Constable – (08) 8551 0543 – dconstable@victor.sa.gov.au

Visit the Fleurieu Families website

Fleurieu Families can assist parents in finding the services they need eg Counselling, children’ services, legal services.

Fleurieu Families can assist individuals or groups in creating new services. e.g. sole parent networks, grandparents raising grandchildren.

Fleurieu Families offers parenting information in the form of support groups, courses and information packages on many aspects of parenting such as:

  • Parenting pre-schoolers
  • school age children or adolescents
  • Post natal adjustment and depression
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Money matters
  • Sole parenting
  • Changing Lives : Grief and Beyond
  • Living with a stepfamily
  • Children’s Continence
  • Raising Boys
  • Living with the Effects of Domestic Violence….groups for women and for children

A regional funded project by the Department of Human Services, The City Of Victor Harbor the District Council of Yankalilla, and the Alexandrina Council.


A parenting connections service

  • Providing parenting information in the form of groups, courses and information packages on many aspects of parenting
  • Working with parents and community to create new resources, projects and services for families
  • Connecting parents and caregivers to information, services and community resources

Linkages For Families

  • Exploring ways to provide family friendly environments where families can connect to each other and become more involved in their communities, for example activity and fun days
  • Parenting calendars, community service directories and resource kits for parents and caregivers
  • Assisting parents to access the services they need
  • Raising the importance of the early years of a child’s development and the connection of the family to the wider community.

Home Visiting

Volunteer Parent Support Workers provide practical and confidential support for families experiencing tough times.

They can provide:

  • A confidential person to talk to, to help get things in perspective
  • Information about support and services in the local area
  • Support when attending appointments with community agencies (ie school, Centrelink)

The home visiting service also aims to support Aboriginal families through culturally sensitive services to the local community.

South Coast Christian Community Care

Emergency food / Emergency clothing/ Emergency fuel vouchers /Emergency accommodation

SCCCC is a non profit, combined church initiative supporting those in need on the South Coast.
Assistance for people in need Emergency relief and help.

Church of Christ office, 11 Seaview Rd, Victor Harbor 5211
Mon, Wed, Fri 12 noon – 3pm,
Tel. 08 8552 5029

Goolwa Uniting Church Open Door Centre, Collingwood St, Goolwa
Mon, Wed, Thur 10am  – 12noon
Tel. 8555 1008

Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory

Browse a huge collection of support services and contacts.

Designed for the local Fleurieu region and listed in a pdf document.

CLICK HERE to download or open the “Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory”.

Visit this Victor Harbor City Council website page for this and many other usefull links.  CLICK HERE

Lifeline - give us a call 24/7

Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

We’re committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope.

Our vision is for an Australia free of suicide.

 

Call at any time: 13 11 14

Crisis Support Chat

Beyond Blue - Feeling low, give us a call 24/7

Suicide Helpline – Beyond Blue

We all have bad days.  Sharing the load with someone else can really help.

Give us a call any time of the day or night – select from the voice menu or simply hold on the line to talk with a trained mental health professional.

Call 1300 22 4636 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Online Chat is available on the web site – CLICK HERE

Torrens House Victor Harbor - Clinical counselling

Clinical Psychology & Counselling

Torrens House (Victor Harbor) was established in 2007 with the vision of providing local allied health services to Fleurieu Peninsula. Torrens House is a private practice clinic and supports a range of therapists who work from these rooms on a sessional basis. Services include psychology, counsellors & mediation.

Torrens House, 55 Torrens St. Victor Harbor

Phone: 8552 6697

Visit the Torrens House website

Mental Health wellbeing support

Support & Information about Mental Wellbeing

For ages 17 to 25 years

Southern Fleurieu Health Service: 

Tel. 08 8552 0600

Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory

Browse a huge collection of support services and contacts.

Designed for the local Fleurieu region and listed in a pdf document.

CLICK HERE to download or open the “Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory”.

Visit this Victor Harbor City Council website page for this and many other usefull links.  CLICK HERE

Fleurieu Domestic Violence Service

Junction Australia

Supports women, children and young people who are living with, or escaping from domestic and family violence.

  • Safe, short term emergency accommodation
  • Supporting women, children and young people
  • Domestic and family violence counselling
  • Assistance for women from Indigenous and Non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Access for women and children with disabilities
  • Providing information and links to other services
  • Domestic and family violence support groups for women and children
  • Support with health, drug and alcohol issues
  • Support with legal matters
  • Community development activities
  • Accessing pensions and benefits

Phone: 1300 694 961 or 08 8555 0817
Mon, Tues, Fri 9am – 5pm
Wed 9am – 12noon

Email: fdvs@junctionaustralia.org.au

Visit Junction Australia website

Domestic and family violence exists in many forms. The following are some examples of the tactics of violence and abuse.

Emotional – Threats, intimidation, put downs, name calling, jealousy and possessiveness.

Physical – Hitting, pushing, choking, assault, using weapons, property damage, harming family pets and object damage.

Sexual – Demanding sex, unwanted sexual acts and treating women as sexual objects.

Financial – Gambling/drug use, accruing debts, controlling money, keeping the woman poor even if she does paid work.

Social – Isolation, smothering, put downs, alienation from family and friends. Controlling what the woman does, who she talks to, where she goes and public humiliation.

1800 RESPECT - sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse

Confidential information, counselling and support service

24 Hour Helpline, Phone:  1800 737 732
Call 000 if you are in danger

Visit the 1800 RESPECT website

Child Abuse Report Line

Department of Human Services SA

To report actual or suspected Child Abuse

Phone: 131 478

Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory

Browse a huge collection of support services and contacts.

Designed for the local Fleurieu region and listed in a pdf document.

CLICK HERE to download or open the “Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory”.

Visit this Victor Harbor City Council website page for this and many other usefull links.  CLICK HERE

Men's Shed Victor Harbor

Helping men to once again become valued and productive members of our community.

11 Armstrong Road, Victor Harbor

Contact Des McCullough

Phone: 08 7522 4640
Mobile: 041 602 9454

What is a Men’s Shed?

Not all Men’s Sheds are the same – if you looked inside you might see a number of men making furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles for a local school, making Mynah bird traps, fixing lawn mowers or making a cubby house for Camp Quality to raffle.

You might also see a few young men working with the older men obtaining new skills and learning something about life from the men with whom they work. You might see local elders making traditional weapons or designing arts and crafts.

You will see tea-bags, coffee cups and a comfortable area where men can sit and talk. You will probably also see an area where men can learn to cook for themselves or how to contact their families by computer.

So what is so special about the ‘Men’s Shed’?

Most men have learned from our culture that they don’t talk about feelings and emotions many do not take an interest in their own health and well-being. Unlike women, most men are reluctant to talk about their emotions and that means that they usually don’t ask for help. Probably because of this, many men are less healthy than women, drink more, take more risks and suffer more from isolation, loneliness and depression. Relationship breakdown, retrenchment or early retirement from a job, loss of children following divorce, physical or mental illness are just some of the problems that men may find difficult to deal with on their own.

Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive, contributing to your community, connecting with friends and maintaining an active body and mind. Becoming a member of a Men’s Shed provides a safe and busy environment where men can find many of these things in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship. And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.

Members of Men’s Sheds come from all walks of life – the bond that unites them is that they are men with time on their hands and would like something meaningful to do with that time.
A good Men’s Shed has a Management Committee that has developed a safe and happy environment where men are welcome to work on community projects, specific Men’s Shed projects or a project of their choice in their own time and where the only ‘must’ is to observe safe working practices….all in a spirit of mateship.

Lego Club ASD support

This is an ASD friendly program.
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their siblings & friends take priority place in this program.

Other children by negotiation with organiser, please contact me to discuss if interested.

FREE (Gold coin donations welcomed)

Anglican Church Hall Crocker Street Goolwa

Contact Jacinto for details

Phone: 0419 170 266

 

Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory

Browse a huge collection of support services and contacts.

Designed for the local Fleurieu region and listed in a pdf document.

CLICK HERE to download or open the “Victor Harbor Family and Community Directory”.

Visit this Victor Harbor City Council website page for this and many other usefull links.  CLICK HERE