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Community outreach directory
Emergency Services - 000
Croydon Police Station
Operating 24 hours
171-175 Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon
Mooroolbark Police Station
24-hour Police station
188 Hull Rd, Mooroolbark
Ringwood Police Station
31 Ringwood St, Ringwood
Lifeline 13 11 14 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also text 0477 13 11 14 or chat online with a Crisis Supporter any time of the day or night. https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or connect with a kids Helpline counsellor through webchat https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Family Support – housing, homeless & safety
The Orange Door
If you need help with parenting, or you are worried about the wellbeing or development of a child or young person.
If someone close to you is making you feel afraid or unsafe such as your partner, ex-partner, family member or carer.
If you are a child or young person who doesn’t feel safe or cared for.
If you are at risk of using abusive or controlling behaviour or you need help with these behaviours at home or in a relationship.
If you are worried about the safety of someone you know.
If you have experienced family violence, including controlling behaviour like someone monitoring where you go, who you visit or how you spend money.
Everyone is welcome at The Orange Door and you don't need a referral. You can seek help or support if you are a migrant or a refugee or do not have permanent residency.
4-16 Devon Street
(Corner Pierson Drive and Railway Grove)
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre
Live chat - https://www.safesteps.org.au/our-services/services-for-women-children/family-violence-webchat-support/
Uniting Wesley Homeless & Support Service
Open door entry point, Emergency relief, Accommodation options for families, Youth & refuge services, Eastern Homelessness Network
291A Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood
Eastern Access Community Health provides an integrated range of health, disability, counselling, housing, family and child services and community mental health services across Australia. Day programs for residents living at home who suffer from dementia
1300 003 224
20 Melbourne Street, Ringwood.
Maroondah Police Seniors Register
People on the register receive regular phone calls from volunteers who check on their welfare and the register contains emergency contact information that can be used by emergency services.
Aged Care & Respite
Olivet Care - Olive Grove House Day Center
Provide a day respite program for elderly people living in the community and the opportunity for carers to have a break from their caring role.
Advice and Advocacy
iDare U is an advocacy organisation for people with a disability and their families.
18 Werac Drive, Ringwood North
Eastern Community Legal Centre
ECLC is a multidisciplinary legal service that works to prevent problems, progress fair outcomes and support the wellbeing and resilience of communities and community members in Melbourne’s East.
Maroondah Community Assist
Maroondah Community Assist offers information, referral and emergency relief services
Food parcels and details of free meals.
Assistance with prescriptions,
Referrals to free legal services,
Health and financial counselling and budget assist.
2A Ringwood Street, Ringwood
Victoria Legal Aid (Outer Eastern Suburbs)
We help people with their legal problems. We focus on protecting the rights of Victorians and representing those who need it the most