My name is Sophie and I am a medical student at Monash University. I’m reaching out on behalf of a student-led volunteer initiative, Conversation In Isolation. We are a group of university students who are hoping to use our time during this state-wide lockdown to support those in our community who are at risk of loneliness through regular telephone calls. This will all be free-of-charge. Read more here.
Red Cross is receiving funding from the Australian Government for the next six months to deliver emergency relief and casework support. These funds are for people on temporary visas who have no way to support themselves and who have urgent needs. This includes food, medicine and crisis accommodation costs.
They have not yet received these funds but hope to increase their existing Emergency Relief and Safety Net program in the coming weeks.
You may be eligible for Red Cross Safety Net support if you:
How to apply
The Red Cross will advise when they have the funds and arrangements in place.
In the meantime, you can email call 1800 733 276 during business hours
if you need help with emergency payments, food deliveries, crisis accommodation costs or other support.
More information can be found at
We are affliated with the Victorian Council of Churches, who have a website with lots of news. Recent items include:
Our sister group, the Mount Waverley Interchurch Council, organized a virtual Way of the Cross for Good Friday, 10 Apr 2020.
Some photos of the 2019 Good Friday Way of the Cross event are on-line at Way of the Cross Photos page.
To locate churches within the Waverley/Monash area, here is a map:
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