Help

 

A list of services for people who need some extra help.

Help

 

 

A list of services for people who need some extra help.

Out of your depth?

 

Have a friend who is facing a challenge that is beyond your ability to help? That’s okay, there are qualified people who are equipped and able to walk them through the situation. Below are a list of services you or your friend can contact to get the help they need.

Out of your depth?

 

Have a friend who is facing a challenge that is beyond your ability to help? That’s okay, there are qualified people who are equipped and able to walk them through the situation. Below are a list of services you or your friend can contact to get the help they need.

Mental Health

Services for counselling and mental health support for people facing anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts.

1800 Chaplain
1800 24 27 52
1800chaplain.com

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636
beyondblue.org.au

Life Line
13 11 14
lifeline.org.au

Legal Aid

Free legal advice, representation (for eligible clients) and information for disadvantaged clients across NSW in most areas of criminal, family and civil law.

Legal Aid
1300 888 529
legalaid.nsw.gov.au

Domestic Violence

A 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

1800 Respect
1800 737 732
1800respect.org.au

Low Cost / Free Meals

Local churches providing free and low cost meals to those in need.

Food Care
4297 3549
Thursdays from 10am-2:30pm
500 Shellharbour Road, Shellharbour
shellharbourcc.org.au/community/#foodcare

Hope Community Kitchen
0419 888 886
Friday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Port Kembla Senior Citizens Centre, Allan Street, Port Kembla
hopechurch2508.org.au/community-kitchen

Lighthouse Community Kitchen
4229 9744
Thursday nights from 6:00pm
1 Railway Station Square, Wollongong
adifferentlight.com.au/community/the-woolshed/

Financial Assistance

Anyone can find themselves in a financial crisis. The National Debt Hotline provides free counselling and advice about debt and credit files. The Salvation Army Assistance Line is a phone assessment that will then connect you with a local SalvosConnect community centre for direct financial assistance. 

National Debt Hotline
1800 007 007
ndh.org.au

Salvation Army Assistance Line
1300 371 288
wollongongsalvos.org.au/financial-relief

Accomodation

Link2home is the statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
WEFH is a local service that supports families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Link2Home
1800 152 152

Wollongong Emergency Family Housing
4228 0955
www.wefh.org.au

Haven’t found what you need? Check out the below link for a more comprehensive list of support services for people who need some extra help.

1800chaplain.com/resources/nsw