Support services available during the 2022 Christmas period
- The Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time of year for many people and families.
- The added stress and financial commitments can mean people experience difficult situations in their personal lives including higher rates of homelessness, family violence, relationship conflict, and isolation.
- Council has partnered with local service providers to create a list of community supports available during this period.
Help is at hand this Christmas
Council has partnered with local service providers to create a list of community supports available during the 2022 Christmas period.
These services are not part of Council. Please contact them directly for more information.
Ongoing, free, and confidential assistance for those experiencing financial difficulties is available locally.
Romy can help you to better understand:
- money management
- get help in accessing utility or telco hardship programs
- how to access safe, no-interest loans for essential items.
If you’re currently experiencing financial hardship
If you have already found yourself in debt or financial difficulty, make an appointment with a local financial counsellor either online or in person by calling Southeast Community Links on 9546 5255 or by emailing email@example.com.
A number of Christmas meals are being provided locally to those experiencing financial hardship:
Christmas Dinner- 22 December
- Provided by Bless Collective
- Bourke Park, Pakenham (Opposite Pakenham Train Station)
- From 6pm
- Everyone welcome
Christmas Day Lunch – 25 December
- Provided by Salvation Army
- 51 Bald Hill Road, Pakenham
- 12 noon to 1.30pm
- Register from 1 December by calling Salvation Army on 5941 4906
More support available
For more information about support services available, please see Council’s Services Directory.