Crisis Aid

Our emergency relief programs are designed to alleviate hardships for Victorians in immediate crisis.

People living on a very low income face the unfortunate reality of insufficient financial resources for day-to-day needs.

For many disadvantaged individuals and families, significant issues like illness, violence, homelessness and family breakdown are a constant presence. It’s difficult to function when you’re focused on the threat of these challenges.

We provide comfort and stability in the form of food parcels and financial assistance. Anglicare Victoria can also connect you with financial counsellors, no-interest loans (NILS) and Step-Up Programs.

Once immediate hardships have been removed, we focus on empowering people for more positive days ahead.

Our emergency relief outlet at Mission House on Napier Street in Fitzroy provides emergency relief and support to low-income earners in inner Melbourne. It also works in conjunction with 24 Melbourne parishes, to provide comprehensive crisis support in a range of locations around the city.

Emergency relief centre locations

Ballarat
14 Victoria Street, Ballarat Vic 3350
Monday – Thursday
10:30 am – 12 pm

Bright
32/36 Cobden Street, Bright, Victoria, Australia
Emergency Relief services are provided on the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Clayton Dixon House
2 Dixon Street, Clayton Vic 3168
Wednesday – 10 am -12 pm & 1 pm – 3 pm
Thursday – 11 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 3 pm
Friday – 10 am – 12 pm

Craigieburn
Newbury Child and Community Centre, 440 Grand Boulevard, Craigieburn, VIC 3064.  Wednesday 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and Friday 10 am – 1 pm

Euroa 
Euroa food share.
St. Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall, 1B Clifton Street, Euroa, Vic 3666.
2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, 1 pm -3 pm
0437 4666 (Parish Priest)

Fitzroy
Mission House, 122 Napier Street, Fitzroy Vic 3065
Open 10 am-12 pm Tues & Thurs for bill assistance services Open 12.30 pm – 3 pm Tues & Thurs for food relief services

Fitzroy
St Marks 250 George Street, Fitzroy Vic 3065
Monday – Friday, Homeless Service
11 am to 3 pm

Leongatha
5a Church Street, Leongatha. Emergency relief, by appointment only.

Mt Beauty
2 Lakeside Avenue, Mount Beauty, Victoria, 3699, Australia
Emergency Relief services are provided from 1 pm – 3 pm Thursdays. Other times by arrangement.

Preston
42 Mary St, Preston, Victoria, 3072, Australia
Limited Emergency Relief vouchers are provided Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 9 am – 5 pm by appointment only.

Sale
Uniting Care, 126 Raymond Street, Sale. Emergency relief, by appointment only.
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm

Sebastopol
227a Albert Street, Sebastopol Vic 3356
Friday: 10:30 am – 12 pm

St Albans
The Martyr Anglican Church, Cnr Alexina Street and East Esplanade, St Albans Vic 3021
1st and 3rd Monday of the month
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Sunshine
100 Anderson Rd, Sunshine VIC, 3020
Monday and Thursday
10 am – 1 pm

Sydenham
St Luke’s Anglican Church, Cnr Bellbird Avenue and Kings Road, Taylors Lakes Vic 3038
Wednesday
10 am – 1 pm

Wangaratta
39 Ovens Street, Wangaratta Vic 3676
Monday – Friday
10 am – 12 pm

Warragul
3 Barkly Street, Warragul Vic 3820
Monday to Friday
9 am to 5 pm

Warrnambool
230 Koroit Street, Warrnambool Vic 3280
Monday – Friday
10 am – 12 pm

Williamstown
The Holy Trinity Parish Centre, 255 Nelson Parade Williamstown 3016.
Monday AND Friday
10 am to 1 pm

Homeless services

    The Lazarus Centre program at St Peters Eastern Hill supports homeless men and women with a nutritional breakfast every day of the year. There is also an outreach and referral service. People can access links to other services, receive help in finding accommodation and assistance with pharmacy or medical costs.

    St Mark’s Homeless Support at Fitzroy provides a luncheon to those most in need and who find themselves in situations of primary, secondary or tertiary homelessness. Services include lunches, primary care partnerships and collaborative practice, emergency relief, complex needs case coordination and community support including advocacy and referral. St Mark’s is open five days a week from 10:30am until 3pm, and also provides internet access, essential hygiene products and toiletries, blankets, showers, clothes washing facilities and recreational activities.