Emergency Relief

The Laverton Community Centre provides Emergency Relief to those in financial and personal crisis who live within the Hobsons Bay Municipality. Emergency Relief operates from The Laverton Hub (95-105 Railway Avenue) Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except on public holidays) between the hours of 10am – 1.00pm, no appointments required.

As workers we need to find a way that maintains the client’s dignity and encourages self-reliance. There are a number of issues a client may present with and assistance can be provided in a number of ways.

Client issues may include the following:

  • Financial difficulty (including utility bills, lack of money for food or rent.)
  • Housing
  • Dealing with public authorities
  • Health issues
  • Emotional well being
  • Victim of crime (such as stolen wallet or house burglary)
  • Family conflict

Laverton Community Integrated Services providers Emergency relief as part of the CIS Vic (http://www.cisvic.org.au) consortium and on behalf of the Department of Social Services. We work with Foodbank and Oz Harvest to ensure we have a combination of fresh and non-perishable produce with which to assist as well as multiple other local community organisations who support our efforts via can drives, fundraising events and other charitable gifts.