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drive-thru foodbank

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.

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Food home deliveries

This service is available to those who reside within a 15km radius of our premises and have no access to transportation or are unable to leave their home due to illness.

There is a small delivery fee to cover this service.

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Financial Literacy -
Online Learning Portal

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.

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Stairway to Hope Program

stairway to hope

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.

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Advocacy

This service is accessed via our intake assessment officers.
The advocates seek resolution for a client’s immediate financial crisis, negotiating with creditors and to find workable solutions.

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WELLNESS CENTRE

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. 

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WDP Fines Victoria

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.

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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