Hope City Mission Foodbank is an assessment-based emergency relief program that provides nutritious food and material aid to families in Melbourne’s Outer East.

Financial Literacy

Most financial decisions are made from an emotive position rather than a rational process. Hope Financial Literacy educates and empowers our clients to make better decisions with their money.

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Hope Advocacy supports our clients in any area of need. Whether it be financial, social, or personal, a HCM advocate will be there to fight for justice, mercy, compassion and grace.

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Community Partnership Program at Hope City Mission - Partners include Melbourne Water, Jobactive

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About Us

Hope City Mission was established in 2004 with the mandate to build strong communities by providing a safe place for people in financial hardship to receive support, education and hope to their current situation. Those in financial hardship are able to access Stairway to Hope, WDP Fines Victoria and Financial Literacy Workshops.


“You have been treated generously, so live generously” – Jesus, Matt. 10:8 (MSG)


We welcome all with a smile without discrimination on any grounds.


We respect the right of individuals to make their own choices.


We empower individuals to take positive steps to improve their lives.


We are the vital, healthy, Hope-filled community that we picture flourishing.


$495k+ aid distributed in 2019
Ongoing assistance to over 121 clients
80% of past participants are reviewing their budgets

CLient stories

‘I would never have imagined I could feel so helpless but thankfully something drove me in the direction of ‘HCM’ and I couldn’t be more thankful.’
Foodbank Recipient
‘When I entered the program I was incredibly distraught. Now I have HOPE and am inspired to stick to an incredibly detailed budget with relief.’
Financial Literacy Workshop Participant
‘I am super excited about implementing the things I have learned and making huge changes that will greatly improve my life and reduce financial stress.’
Financial Literacy Workshop Participant