Community services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen Park Community Centre has a range of services available which address need and promote a healthy, inclusive and connected community - free from poverty, isolation and injustice. 

Community Support Services / Resources

Free Community Meals

Cafe on the Park are excited to annouce that we will be back hosting our FREE monthly Community Meals for all members of our community in 2021. Come down and enjoy some nutritious food, create long lasting friendships and help promote social inclusion.

The Community Meals will happen on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, commencing the 17th of March 2021. Meals are served at 6:00pm sharp and are limited to 30 places, bookings are not necessary. 

The Community Meals are prepared by a fully qualified chef with over 27 years' experience in the hospitality industry and are served in our registered Social Enterprise Cafe - Cafe on the Park. We provide a main meal and dessert, and all our meals are fresh, nutritious and DELICIOUS!

Kindly note that the Frozen Meals service at Eastland Shopping Centre's Order & Collect Valet has now finished, as we're now able to service our community through Glen Park due to the easing of restrictions. If you require Emergency Food Relief and live in the Bayswater North, Bayswater & Boronia areas, please contact the office. 

If you would like more information on our Community Meals program, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097 oroffice@glenparkcc.com.au 

Thank you to the organisations and community groups that have made the Commuinty Meals possible - FoodBank Vic and Woolworths Bayswater. We would also like to say a huge thank you to Eastland for your incredible support in 2020, making Glen Park's frozen meals more accessible to families in need during the State of Emergency. 

Free Community Pantry

The Community Pantry was designed to provide relief to people experiencing extreme hardships such as homelessness and food insecurity so that vulnerable community members have access to food and material aid when they need it most. Glen Park's Social Enterprise Cafe - Cafe on the Park, works tirelessly to ensure your Community Pantry is stocked full of personal hygeine items, perishable and non-perishable items of food, such as fresh fruit, veggies, bread, meat, eggs and so much more.

The Community Pantry will be operating on a fortnightly basis in 2021. For a full list of Community Pantry dates, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097 or office@glenparkcc.com.au 

Membership eligibility criteria applies:
- Resident in Bayswater, Bayswater North or Boronia
- Holder of current concession card (health care card, pension card etc)
- Homeless or at risk of being homeless
- Recipient of income support from Centrelink

If you don't fall into the abovementioned eligibility criteria but still need access to the pantry and believe you should be eligible, please let us know by contacting us on (03) 9720 5097, dropping in and having a chat or sending us through an email.

Thank you to Maroondah City Council, Bendigo Bank, FoodBank Vic, Woolworths Bayswater, Oz Harvest, Eastland Shopping Centre and local supporters for making the Community Pantry possible.

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Glen Park Community Centre Vehicle

Glen Park Community Centre have purchased a vehicle for Glen Park's Emergency Relief program, as well as Glen Park's on site Social Enterprise "Cafe on the Park" and "Hungry 4 Success Catering & Training". The vehicle will soon be custom wrapped by a local business, displaying our newly designed "Hungry 4 Success" branding.

Glen Park Community Centre acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

Foodbank & Glen Park Community Centre Promotional Video

Thank You Maroondah City Council

In June 2020, Glen Park Community Centre were notified that we were successful with our application for the Maroondah City Council 2020/21 Small Equipment Grants Scheme. Glen Park Community Centre were able to purchase a laminator and data projector with the funds from the successful grant. These items will go a long way to enhance the way we run our Emergency Relief programs, and will also promote social inclusion, support services and educational videos.

Thank you to Maroondah City Council for your continued support.

Community Engagement Outreach Service

The Community Engagement Outreach Service is for the most vulnerable customers in the Community. 

Community Engagement Officers work in collaboration with community organisations to connect customers who are experiencing significant vulnerabilities. They provide an outreach service to increase customers' ability to self-manage their business with the department and pathways to employment and/or learning. 

To make an appointment with the Centrelink Community Engagement Officer at Glen Park, please call (03) 9720 5097 or email office@glenparkcc.com.au

*Community Engagement Outreach Services are currently suspended during the State of Emergency.*

Parents Beyond Breakup (Dads in Distress)

Dads in Distress provide specialised peer support & referral network to parents going through the trauma of family breakdown. Dads in distress runs every Tuesday from 7.30pm - 9:30pm from 05/01/2021- 28/12/2021.

Dads, please contact Phil Lamport on 0413 594 711 or the Dads in Distress hotline 1300 853 437 or visit www.parentsbeyondbreakup.com or www.facebook/DadsInDistress 

Mums in Distress information is available on the Parents Beyond Breakup website.
Mums, please visit https://www.parentsbeyondbreakup.com/mids. Online meetings - Mondays at 6:00pm via Zoom.
Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/MumsInDistressAU/.

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Community Houses in Maroondah

Arrabri Community House Inc.

42 - 78 Allambanan Drive

Bayswater North 3153

Ph: 9720 0877

www.arrabri.org

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Central Ringwood Community Centre Inc.

Bedford Park, Rosewarne Lane

Ringwood 3134

Ph: 9870 2602

www.crccinc.org.au

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North Ringwood Community House Inc.

35 - 39 Tortice Drive

Ringwood North 3134

Ph: 9876 3421

www.nrch.org.au

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Yarrunga Community Centre Inc.

76 - 86 Croydon Hills Drive

Croydon Hills 3136

Ph: 9722 8942

www.yarrunga.org.au

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