North Ringwood Care
As part of North Ringwood Uniting Church’s social justice outreach to the local community, North Ringwood Care was established in 2002 solely for the purpose of relief of persons in North Ringwood and surrounding areas who are in necessitous circumstances. Our goal is to provide a level of support that will assist clients to move away from dependency to gain sense of independence.
All clients are treated in a compassionate, caring, non judgemental manner respecting their dignity and absolute privacy. Interviews are conducted in safe, warm and friendly environment. Although established to cater for the needy in North Ringwood and surrounding areas our practice is to accept and assist all clients who present at North Ringwood Care.
North Ringwood Care is run entirely by volunteers, we have no paid staff.
The relief provided is mainly but not restricted to emergency food relief. Access to other agencies such as Age Care, Substance Abuse, Community Budgeting, Child Protection and Support, Crisis Intervention, Employment Providers, Financial Counseling, Gambling Support, Housing, Legal, Meals, Mental Illness, Pharmacy Support, Welfare Rights, Whitegoods and Furniture and others are offered as seen fit and appropriate for the clients circumstances.
Provision of some services is provided through a number of partnerships which have been established.
Main Food Supplier Food bank Yarraville Victoria
Prescription Support Priceline Pharmacy Eastland
National Pharmacy Burntbridge
Financial Counselling EACH Financial Counselling Ringwood
North Ringwood Care also provides fresh fruit and vegetables, some of which comes from the Welcome Garden Centre located at the rear of Church. The garden is operated by a group of dedicated volunteers. The Welcome Garden also provides outreach and support to clients with various disabilities from a local agency, the clients working alongside Church volunteers.
North Ringwood Care is supporting Norwood and Melba Secondary Colleges’ Breakfast programmes. Our average numbers per week is between 110 to 120 students over the three campus. Emergency food items are also provided to the schools to support students identified at risk by the Chaplains and Student Welfare staff.
North Ringwood Care operates Monday to Friday between 10.00am to 1.00pm
Telephone (03) 9876 5625
North Ringwood Care is located at 14-16 Dickson Crescent, North Ringwood 3134
Funding and Donors
Funding for North Ringwood Care in 2016 has been provided through the following:-
Uniting Church Share Appeal
Maroondah City Council Community Grant Programme
North Ringwood Uniting Church Congregation Giving Days
Deductible Gift Receipts
North Ringwood Care now can offer DGR status with all donations over $2.00 being tax deductible. Donations can be made to the following:-
North Ringwood Uniting Church Welfare Fund
PO Box 2243