Open House – Emergency Relief
Drop in to the Neighbourhood Centre and there will be someone to listen to you.
You can come 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 Maleny Rapid Fix 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 three days can be provided including fresh greens from the garden, 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:
- Street Swags
- Sleeping bag
- Portable gas stoves
- Blankets, doonas, sheets, towels and pillows
- Shower facilities
- A washing machine to do your washing
- Pay Forward Coffee Vouchers
- Fuel vouchers (limited availability and conditions apply)
- Telstra Bill Pay Assistance
MNC can also arrange or help to arrange:
- Free Counselling (with registered and insured practitioners)
- Budgeting assistance
- Maleny Primary School Emergency Lunches
- Help with Parenting
- Help with Literacy
- A link with The Salvation Army & St Vincent de Paul for furniture or clothing
MNC provides rooms for outreach services of assistance including:
- Partners in Recovery for those suffering persistent mental health issues.
- Suncoast Community Legal Service. Phone 5443 7827 or visit suncoastcommunitylegal.org to make an appointment
- Centrelink at MNC every second Monday morning from 9.30am until 11am. No appointment necessary but you might like to phone MNC first.
- APM Employment Services – APM Personal Management & Job Active at MNC twice a week Tuesday and Thursday from 9am
We also have a book and DVD exchange system via donation.