Holiday Resource List

VMIAC’s offices will be closed over the holiday period, between 1.00pm the 24th of December and the 4th of January. As a result services such as our Advocacy, NDIS, and CHECK-IN will not be available during this time.

Though our staff will be taking a much needed break to spend some time with their families and loved ones, we also want to ensure that you, our community, are still able to access needed support over the holidays. As a result we have compiled this list of services providing meals, social connections, or general support over the following weeks.

Do note that a lot of these services may be operating at reduced capacity over the holiday period, or may only be open on non-public holidays. Furthermore, there may be delays in service, including those at VMIAC, in the early weeks of January as some staff take well earned additional leave.

Family Violence Support

The Orange Door
Orange Door family violence support services are running every day but the public holidays.
Find out more here!

Berry Street Family Violence Services
Central Highlands and Northern Suburbs.
Find out more information here

1800Respect
Family Violence Support Line
Call 1800 737 732, or head to their website here for more information

General Mental Health Support Services

Lifeline
Crisis Support Line
Call 13 11 14, or head to their website for more information

Beyond Blue
Crisis Support Line
Call 1300 22 4636, or head to their website for more information

QLife
LGBTQIA+ Support Line
Call 1800 184 527, or head to their website for more information

Imha
Independent Mental Health Advocacy
Call 1300 947 820, or head to their website for more information

Sane Australia
Mental Health Support Line
Call 1800 187 263, or head to their website for more information

MensLine
Mental Health Support Line for Men
Call 1300 78 99 78, or head to their website for more information

Social Services/Events

Holiday HArts
A casual welcoming space for all people to come together and make art during the holiday period.
Running fromt he 24th of December
Click here to register and find out more via Eventbrite

Queerspace Free Christmas Breakfast
Click here to register

Sacred Heart Mission
Numerous events and meal services over the holiday period, follow on Facebook for updates here

Salvation Army
Numerous events and meal services over the holiday period, follow their website here for updates

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