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Homeless in Frankston

A shortage of affordable housing in Frankston has become a major problem for people on low incomes.

Volunteers at CSF take the time to listen with empathy to the many complex issues faced by homeless people and work with them to re-engage with housing networks, assist with material support and link them to other services.

In 2014 CSF volunteers and staff saw a 35% increase in people who did not have a fixed address requesting assistance from the agency. This number has risen from 292 in 2013 to 444 in 2014.

There is a perception homeless people have mental illness, drug and/or alcohol abuse and anti-social behaviour. In reality a relationship breakdown, unsafe home environment or job loss can leave someone in sub-standard accommodation, in a car, on the street, couch surfing or in a rooming house.

Whatever the reason, when a person becomes homeless or is without secure accommodation, it becomes extremely difficult to maintain a job, attend school and manage the simple things in life we take for granted.

Frankston people living in sub-standard accommodation who requested emergency relief from CSF between
1 January — 31 December 2014

Boarding — 527
Caravan — 129
Emergency housing — 61
No fixed address — 444
Rooming House — 340
Sharing — 142
TOTAL 1643

Would you like to help?

CSF accept tax-deductible donations which we use to buy take away meals, food parcels, toiletries, securing accommodation or a swag and making life a little bit easier for homeless people in Frankston.

dot More information and statistics on our webpage:
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Download printable brochures produced by this agency.

Acrobat file Homeless in Frankston (2 page PDF)
Acrobat file Emergency Accommodation Services (2 page PDF) List of addresses and contact details for emergency accommodation throughout Melbourne and suburbs.
Acrobat file Information on local housing options (WAYSS) (2 page PDF)
Acrobat file Residential Caravan Parks (2 page PDF)
Acrobat file Living in a Rooming House - Know Your rights (2 page PDF)


Information for
Homeless People in Frankston


FREE LUNCH

Salvation Army
17 Forest Drive, Carrum Downs
Phone: 9776 8456
Friday
11:30pm until 12:30pm

Community Support Frankston
35 Beach Street, Frankston
Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm
(Service will be finishing at the end of June 2017)

Braap Community Support BBQ
35 Playne Street, Frankston
Friday
12:00pm — 1:00pm
$2 Sausage sizzle (Free if homeless)

Uniting Church
16-18 High Street, Frankston
Wednesday
12:15pm — 1:00pm
Free Sausage sizzle


FREE HOT DINNER

John Paul College Food Van
Cnr Clyde and Station Street, Frankston
Tuesday
5:00pm until 7:00pm

Leawarra House
200 Beach Street, Frankston
Wednesday
5:00pm — 6:00pm
(Service ending at the end of June 2017)


Meals — Other Locations

FREE HOT LUNCH

Matt's Place
St Chad's Church,
12-14 Thames Prom, Chelsea

Tuesday
11:30am — 1:00pm
Free hot cooked lunch served for homeless or disadvantaged people.


EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION

SalvoCare Eastern (Salvation Army)
37 Ross Smith Ave, Frankston

Phone: 9784 5050 (9.30am to 6.00pm)
After hours Toll Free: 1800 825 955


FREE GAS BBQ's (with distances from Frankston Station)

Kananook Creek Reserve (0.7km)
South of Life Saving Club, Frankston

Frankston Pier Precinct (0.9km and 1.2km)
Nepean Hwy, South Frankston

George Pentland Gardens (1.2km and 1.5kms)
Behind Frankston Hospital, Frankston


FREE CLOTHING

Salvation Army Family Stores
17 Thompson Street, Frankston

Phone: 9770 2549

Monday ― Friday: 10:00am ― 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am ― 1:00pm

NOTE: Crisis Centre referral needed for "Free of charge" clothing.


FREE GENERAL HEALTH CLINIC (RDNS)

SalvoCare Eastern (Salvation Army)
37 Ross Smith Ave East, Frankston
10:00am ― 12:00pm

Community Support Frankston
35 Beach Street, Frankston
Thursday: 1:00pm ― 4:00pm


FREE SHOWERS

Community Support Frankston (Clean as Casper)
35 Beach Street, Frankston

Hot showers available
Thursday 12:00pm-3:00pm

onevoice
Young Street car park
(Next to tasman meats)
Hot showers available
Wednesday 6:30pm-7:30pm


FREE CLINIC FOR PETS (Pets in the Park)

Frankston Park Football Oval
Next to Grandstand
High St, Frankston

Last Sunday in the month 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Frankston "Pets in the Park" is a new project run by local vets and volunteers. It provides free advice and basic medical care for pets owned by people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
Service is by referral only.
More information here.


FREE INTERNET

Community Support Frankston
35 Beach Street, Frankston

Phone: 9783 7284
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday:
9:00am ― 4:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm ― 4:00pm

Internet access available in one hour time blocks which can be pre-booked.

Frankston Library
60 Playne Street, Frankston

Phone: 9784 1020


More information on this website

dot Emergency and Personal Crisis Contact Numbers
dot Local and non-emergency Contact Details
dot Emergency Accommodation Phone Numbers


Links to other websites:

dot Melbourne Homeless Services
Website with information about organisations able to help people in crisis compiled and maintained by people who are or have been in crisis themselves.

dot Homeless.org.au Website
News, stories, service directories, statistics and forums
written by and for Australian Homeless people.

dot Missing Persons Website
Details, information, websites and memorials dedicated to people missing from Victoria. You can read the circumstances of their disappearance, make a missing person sighting, provide information about a missing person or add a missing person to this list. This is a free service.

dot Homeless Persons Legal Clinic
If you are homeless or at risk of being homeless in Victoria and you need legal assistance call:

(03) 8636 4408 or
TOLL FREE: 1800 606 313 to make an appointment.

This is a specialist legal service providing free legal assistance and advocacy to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

Legal assistance is provided by pro bono lawyers at 13 homelessness assistance services around metropolitan Melbourne and in Bendigo to facilitate direct access by clients and to provide a service that works closely and collaboratively with other homeless service providers. 

It is a project of Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH).

 

 

 
 
 
   
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