Social support

Organisation

Service

Details

Areas serviced

Anglicare Victoria

Family violence support; child protection services

Eastern region offices in Lilydale and Bayswater
Monday to Friday
9am-5pm
1800 809 722

Inspiro

Social support

9028 0153
hello@inspiro.org.au

 

Outer East Phone Chat

 

Free service open to anyone to make sure people stay connected.

This is run by volunteers and is not a crisis line.

Someone to talk to, information about local assistance if you are unable to leave your home, link with your local neighbourhood house, schedule a regular phone/email/text chat.
1800 984 825(free call)
10am-1pm Monday to Friday
5pm-9pm Monday to Thursday

or emailchatline@chaosnetwork.org.au
message0468 517 406

 

Friends for Good

 

FriendLine is a free chat line for people who are looking for social connection.

This is run by volunteers and is not a crisis service.

 

1800 4 CHATS(1800 424 287)

6pm-8pm Tuesday to Thursday
2pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday

www.friendline.org.au
You can chat online if you are unable to speak on the phone

 

Australia wide
Australian Red Cross COVID Connect is a free service from Australian Red Cross volunteers to provide a friendly chat, a listening ear or help maintain or improve social connection.

 

Register at the Red Cross website

https://www.redcross.org.au/get-help/community-services/covid-connector

by calling1800 733 276

 

Australia wide
Victoria Police The Community Safety Register, is a free program run by volunteers and is designed to help seniors in Yarra Ranges to feel safe and connected to their community.

The register contains people’s emergency information that is held by Victoria Police and may be used to contact key people in the event of an emergency.

The program aims to give residents, relatives and friends peace of mind, knowing that someone is checking on their welfare.

Lilydale Police Station9739 2396

 

Victoria wide
Bridges

Phone a Friend – eligible clients receive a regular, friendly phone call from a caring volunteer at a time that is suitable. Calls are free of charge and made weekly.

 

9763 9700

https://www.bridgescc.com.au/
Yarra Ranges
Vantage Point Church Social afternoon tea with take home food hampers available.

4.30pm every Sunday in Lilydale
Enquiries:admin@vantagepoint.church

 

Outer East
The Mustard Tree Op Shop, Cafe and Food bank

Phone9735 3500to find out about social support available. Support with food, clothing and blankets is also available. Phone9735 3500to make an appointment.

Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm
3/28 John Street

Lilydale and surrounds