Thursday 9:00am – 4:00pm
This program provides emergency food relief to those in financial hardship in a contactless environment.
Our Drive Thru Foodbank allows clients to remain in their vehicle whilst our team place pre-packed hampers in their cars, which can consist of pantry items, fruit and vegetables, perishables and hygiene products. Some dietary requirements can be accommodated (please advise our intake team when completing your intake).
To access our services, an intake will need to be completed either over the phone or you can do this online using the link below.
Each intake is assessed to identify what additional services may be needed to assist the client to get them back on their feet.
Part of Hope City Mission’s mandate is to empower our clients to regain control over their financial future by offering lifelong solutions, rather than temporary fixes.
Regardless of why they were seeking assistance, many of the clients we have assessed over the years have had poor financial management skills. We discovered that merely advocating on their behalf to resolve outstanding debt, without educating them on their day-to-day financial management, would inevitably see them back in the same position - requiring support again.
Hope City Mission’s Online Learning Portal offers clients an easy to use platform that provides financial literacy and life skills courses. These courses are aimed to give participants practical knowledge and tools to empower them to take control of their finances.
Topics include but are not limited to: No Interest Loans, Dreams and Goals, Buy Now Pay later, Banking, Rental Assistance, and Budgeting.
Stairway to Hope aims to empower those who are experiencing financial hardship to become secure in housing, financially stable and develop essential life skills.
The client partners with Hope City Mission to seek solutions to their identified risk areas. Clients have access to weekly support and advocacy, educational workshops, WDP fines program and practical support (food relief).
By partnering with other services we are able to provide support to clients holistically. A client’s progress is tracked over an initial 14 week cycle with the aim to provide additional support if it is required. Our goal is that all clients become stable, secure and able to graduate from our program.
Hope City Mission has partnered with Neami National to provide health and wellbeing support to our clients through a Preventative Health Initiative.
The Preventative Health Initiative provides support to people aged over 18 who live in the Eastern Suburbs and are experiencing mild to severe mental health concerns.
The aim is to make it easier to connect with, access and maintain the services they need to enhance their physical health.
Hope City Mission has partnered with Fines Victoria to provide vulnerable and disadvantaged people with a non-financial option to address their fine debt. The WDP program allows an eligible person to work off fine debt by participating in activities such as financial literacy/budget workshops, one-on-one sessions and in some cases, volunteering at Hope City Mission.Work and Development Flyer