Support over Christmas

Dec 12, 2019

Christmas can be a difficult time for many people, both financially and emotionally, but there are support services available if you need to access them.

Services

Food hamper and gift assistance:

Salvation Army – 1300 371 288

Food and financial assistance:

Anglicare – 02 8805 0900
Salvation Army – 1300 371 288
St Vincent De Paul – 13 18 12

Anglicare Mobile Community Pantry – Doonside
When: Every second Monday 10am-11am
Where: St John’s Anglican Church, Corner Hill End Road and Cameron Street, Doonside
Contact: 02 9621 8101

Anglicare Mobile Community Pantry – Blacktown
When: Every second Monday 10am-11am
Where: Blacktown Anglican Church, Corner of Orallo Avenue and Richmond Road, Blacktown
Contact: 02 9831 5454

Anglicare Mobile Community Pantry – Greenacre
When: Every second Wednesday 1.30pm-2.30pm
Where: Good Shepherd Church, 80 Pandora Street, Greenacre
Contact: 02 9750 8250

Mental Health:

Lifeline – 13 11 14
Mental health line – 1800 011 511
Suicide call back service – 1300 659 467

Other useful links:

AskIzzy (accommodation, food, domestic violence, support and counselling, drugs and alcohol, employment, legal and more) – www.askizzy.org.au
Way Ahead (mental health) – www.wayahead.org.au

Directory of local services and free events

Parramatta area

Parramatta Mission lunch

About: All are welcome to join for lunch on Christmas Day. There will be lots of food, entertainment and great company.
When: Wednesday 25th December 2019, 11am until 2pm (please arrive between 11am and 1pm to ensure you are seated with minimal waiting time)
Where: Parramatta Mission Meals Plus Ground Level, 119 Macquarie Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Contact: For further information, call 02 9891 2277 or email christmas@parramattamission.org.au

Parramatta Salvos Christmas Church service

About: You’re welcome to join this Worship service on Christmas Day.
When: Wednesday 25th December, 9.30am-10.45am
Where: 60 Good Street, Granville NSW 2142

Bankstown area

Click here to read about local Bankstown services and free events over the Christmas period.

Penrith area

Click here to read about local Penrith services and free events over the Christmas period.

If you’re in need of some company on Christmas Day, Mama Lana’s Community Foundation is holding a free community Christmas Lunch from 11am-3pm at The Little White House, 56 Woodriff Street, Penrith. For more details, click here.

Liverpool area

Click here to read about local Liverpool services and free events over the Christmas period.

Fairfield area

Click here to read about local Fairfield services and free events over the Christmas period.

Macarthur area

Click here to read about local Macarthur services and free events over the Christmas period.