Often a friendly face and a cuppa can help but there may be more we can do to assist. Drop in anytime to chat to MNC Volunteers from Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm. Community lunch is on every Thursday at 12.30pm, payment by donation. Need households things fixed? Come to the Fix It Cafe which is held on the second and fourth on Thursdays each month from 10am until 2pm.
If you are short of food and things to keep you and your family warm or dry, Maleny Neighbourhood Centre can help. When you come in to our front counter please let a Volunteer know you would like some help. The Volunteer will sit down and help you fill out an “Emergency Relief Form” to ensure we can get you and your family as much help as possible.
Food for up to one week can be provided including pasta and sauces, cereals, frozen cooked meals, frozen bread / mince / sausages / margarine, canned food including beans, lentils and chickpeas, bathroom items such as toothbrushes and paste, shampoo and soap, washing powder, etc.
Pending stock on hand, MNC can also provide:
Sleeping bag or tent
Portable gas stoves and saucepans
Blankets, doonas, sheets, towels and pillows
A place to have a shower
A washing machine to do your washing
Petrol vouchers for emergencies (when available)
Telstra Bill Pay Assistance
Suspended coffee vouchers where people having coffee at special Neighbourhood Coffee Shops in Maleny buy an extra one (for you?)
MNC can also arrange or help to arrange:
Free Counselling (with registered and insured practitioners)
Haircuts (4th Wednesday of the month by appointment)
Help with Parenting through Caloundra and Hinterland Family Support. (pictured) Phone Wendy McManus on 0423 716 705
Help with Literacy
A link with St Vincent de Paul for furniture or clothing
No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) to purchase energy efficient white goods through Morris House / Landsborough Neighbourhood Centre phone 5494 1255.
MNC provides rooms for outreach services of assistance including:
Partners in Recovery for those suffering persistent mental health issues. Contact Tina on 0403 400 944
Care Connect Aged Care Assistance. Contact Merilyn on 0408 150 165
Suncoast Community Legal Service. Phone 5443 7827 for an appointment (SCLS @ MNC every second Monday evening)
Centrelink at MNC every second Monday morning from 9.30am until 11am. No appointments are made but you might like to phone MNC before coming in
APM Employment Services provides comprehensive vocational rehabilitation with specialist employment assistance. At MNC twice a week Tuesday and Thursday from 9am
Community Solutions at MNC every Friday
Employment Services QLD every Tuesday from 8am until 3pm
We also have a book and DVD exchange system via donation.
The Caloundra & Hinterland Family Support Program operates with the support of volunteers who work with parents in the home, under Wendy's guidance.
Wendy also facilitates parenting workshops and a Mother's Group.