Many Services in One Place

Because sometimes life is complicated.
All Staff and Volunteers associated with Uniting East Burwood hold a current Working With Children Card.

information and referral

Initial contact with the Centre can be by telephone or in person. Trained Volunteers provide up to date information and referral sources on a range of matters and information is also available on the services offered at the Centre. The Centre is affiliated with Community Information Services Victoria (CISVic) >>>


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client assistance program

Trained Community Workers welcome visitors to the Centre and conduct a confidential one-to-one discussion with each person to ascertain their individual needs. Assistance can be made available to people on low incomes, typically those on Centrelink payments, to relieve financial stress. This may take the form of food, food vouchers, clothing, Telstra phone cards and vouchers, and assistance with prescriptions and accounts. Complex situations will be referred on to our Client Assistance Manager. The Centre is open Weekdays 9.30am - 3.45pm. Telephone (03) 9803 3400.>>>

counselling

Assists individuals and families to make healthy decisions about issues faced in their daily lives. Many of them are coping with grief, loss, stress, anxiety, depression or past traumatic life events. The service is free but tax deductible donations are welcome. Appointments required. >>>


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family services

The Centre works with the Inner East Integrated Family Services Alliance to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families.
The Child FIRST team is the centrepoint for assessment of referrals and allocation to appropriate Family Service providers. Initial contact can be through UnitingCare East Burwood Centre. Telephone (03) 9803 3400.>>>

no interest loans

The Centre is accredited with Good Shepherd Microfinance and Good to Go to provide No Interest Loans. No Interest Loans are offered to individuals and families on low incomes, typically those with a Centrelink or Healthcare card. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria. Repayments are generally made via Centrepay - a free direct bill-paying service offered to people receiving income from Centrelink. >>>

positive living groups

The groups aim to enhance the independence and quality of life of older people and those with a disability who live at home. A wide range of activities ensures there is always something of interest happening while offering a safe and welcoming environment for social contact. The ‘active service model’ is embraced - whereby we work with, rather than for, our clients. >>>

carers group

Provides an opportunity for those who have carer responsibilities the freedom to meet and share experiences and their common concerns with others in a similar situation. Health professionals and guest speakers attend some meetings. The Group meets monthly on a Monday. >>>

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study buddies

The program aims to make school a more comfortable place where children can manage their work with a greater degree of confidence. Volunteers help with homework for children from Grade 4 to Year 9. The sessions operate from 4.00-5.30pm on Wednesdays during term time. Bookings are essential. >>>

kids play

A Child-Centered Play Therapy – counselling using toys in place of words. It provides an opportunity for early intervention and healing for children aged 2-12 years who are experiencing social, emotional or developmental difficulties. Participation in the sessions by parents or carers is an important part of the process. An initial assessment will determine whether KIDSPLAY is suitable. For more information or to make an appointment contact our qualified Play Therapist, Yasodha. Telephone 9803 3400 or email Ysamaranayake@ebcentre.org.au >>>

Contact us if you have any questions, are interested in volunteering, or supporting us in any way. >>>