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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 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. 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!

You can be sure to enjoy a warm meal and engage in fun conversations while getting to know local members of your community, as well as our staff and volunteers.

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, Bakers Delight - Heathmont, and Greenlands Grocer in Kilsyth. 

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. Please contact the office to find out if you're eligible for Glen Park's Community Pantry.

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, Bakers Delight - Heathmont, Greenlands Grocer in Kilsyth, Eastland Shopping Centre and local supporters for making the Community Pantry possible.

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Free Egg & Bread Collection

Glen Park Community Centre provide a free egg and bread collection to eligible community members, during business hours between Tuesday to Friday. Membership eligibility applies.

This collection has been made possible with the support from Bakers Delight in Heathmont and Woolworths in Bayswater.

Please note that Glen Park Community Centre cannot guarantee stock on a particular day due to limitations of donations.

If you would like further information on eligibility or would like to register for the collection, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097 or office@glenparkcc.com.au 

Free School Uniform & School Supplies Collection

In partnership with Eastland, Glen Park Community Centre collected preloved school uniforms and new school supplies through our donation point at Eastland Shopping Centre.

To support our local families who may be struggling with the expense of the school year, Glen Park will be hosting a series of FREE collection dates by appointment in 2021. If you or someone you know are finding it difficult to juggle the costly return to school, please call to register for the next collection date at Glen Park. Please also note that we cannot guarantee a supply of a particular school’s uniform, all of the stock is now generic colours. 

Contact Glen Park on (03) 9720 5097 or office@glenparkcc.com.au 

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.

Parent Support Groups - Anglicare

Are you a parent or carer of a child with a disability or developmental delay (with or without a formal diagnosis)? Could you use a bit of support and connection with others who understand? Join other parents and carers in this monthly parent support group.

Share stories and strategies, have a cuppa, a chat and some laughs.

Groups are offered during the day throughout school terms in 2021.
Free to attend. Bookings are essential.
Bookings: Michelle on 0438646744 or strengtheningparentsupport@anglicarevic.org.au

Maroondah City Council Immunisations

Maroondah City Council’s Immunisation service attends Glen Park Community Centre twice a month on selected dates. Maroondah City Council’s Immunisation staff can advise you on the “No Jab, No Pay” and “No Jab, No Play” legislation changes, provide vaccinations as per the National Immunisation Program (6 weeks to 19 years) and answer any immunisation question you may have (excluding travel vaccine information).

You will need to bring your Medicare card and any immunisation history or record for each child. Please call (03) 9294 5627 to make an appointment or book online here.

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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Yarrunga Community Centre Inc.

76 - 86 Croydon Hills Drive

Croydon Hills 3136

Ph: 9722 8942

www.yarrunga.org.au

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Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place

3 Croydon Way

Croydon VIC 3136

Ph: (03) 9725 2166

https://mmigp.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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Find your local Neighbourhood House

Shop B41, Level 4, 744 Bourke Street

Docklands VIC 3008

Ph: (03) 9602 1228

https://www.nhvic.org.au/find-a-neighbourhood-house

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