Pathways for Carers Boroondara

Hawthorn Community House has established a new support group in Boroondara, providing unpaid carers with an opportunity to connect with others and receive support, services, and resources.

For more information, carers can contact Hawthorn Community House on 9819 2629 or For more information on the program, visit

Karinya Counselling Center

We are a not-for-profit organisation, with a vision for providing high quality, low-cost services to people in need.

Mental wellbeing continues to be a high need area in current, challenging times. However, the cost of counselling support can prevent many families and individuals accessing the help they need.

At Karinya we have low fees – approximately half that of private consultants. We also offer a further concessional rate for those on concession cards. And we can discuss and negotiate individual fees for people in financial hardship. Karinya counselling services include male and female counsellors, play therapy and creative arts therapy.

To find out more about Karinya Counselling Centre, click here.

StreetSmart Australia

The team at StreetSmart believe everyone should have a safe and secure place to call home. Funds raised through our innovative campaigns are distributed through our Community Grants and Material Aid Programs, often privileging locality where donations are fed back into projects as close to where they are raised as possible, and target smaller services who work to support people experiencing homelessness. Since it was founded in 2003, StreetSmart has distributed more than $12 million to over 1,100 local organisations across Australia.

The Orange Door

The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children. To find our more, go to their website here.


Nadrasca is an NDIS Registered Disability Support Organisation providing a range of services and employment for over 400 people with disability, across 23 locations in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.  Go to their website here to find our more about their services

Eastern Emergency Relief Network (EERN)

EERN has been run by volunteers in the east of Melbourne for more than 25 years. It picks up donated furniture and other household items, checks them and places them in a warehouse in Mitcham. Local welfare agencies then bring people and families in need to select items, free of any cost.

The Box Hill Community Bakehouse

The Box Hill Community Bakehouse rescues food from a range of bakeries across Whitehorse, Boroondara and Manningham and provides this food  (including bread, baked goods, fresh produce and other items) free to the local community with a smile and without question.

The Bakehouse takes place at 3 Ellingworth Pde, Box Hill every Thursday at 1:30-2:30pm and every Saturday at 7:30-8:30am. You can follow the Bakehouse at

The Nappy Collective

A community based, not for profit run mostly by volunteers collecting and redistributing nappies to families in crisis. Financial donations to The Nappy Collective support the work of diverting all donated nappies to families that need it most and are tax deductible.  Go to their website here for more information.

The Inclusion Foundation

A for purpose-charity that champions the inclusion of people with Down syndrome. We see an inclusive world where people with Down syndrome are equal, active and respected members of society. Together, we stand proud, we raise our hands in the air, and we say to society, to business, to governments, to everyone, and to anyone… Count me in!

MUC Knitters

Manningham Uniting Church and Community Centre

109 Wood St, Templestowe

Every Month from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Ladies with a common interest in knitting come together to create warm garments and soft toys for newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers and enjoy afternoon tea together. Everyone is welcome to attend, knitter or not!

Can’t attend, but are a keen knitter? Or have an abundance of wool?  Feel free to download the square knitting pattern and knit away from home, and then drop in your squares in at the Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre to the joined together to make blankets.

If you have any spare wool, you can drop it off at the Manningham Uniting Church and Community Centre, and your wool will be utilised in the creation of warm garments and soft toys.

Contact Helen on 03 9846 2012;

Eastern Area Multiple Birth Association (EAMBA)

EAMBA provides communication, support and services to parents of multiples (twins, triplets, quadruplets, more) within the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We have 120 member families in the Maroondah, Yarra Ranges, City of Knox, Whitehorse and Manningham areas. Our funding comes from membership fees, donations, fundraising and grants.

Our mission

We aim to bring a sense of belonging, provide practical advice and resources, and give emotional support for those raising multiples. We do this through a Facebook group, member only events, playgroups and more.  To find out more about EAMBA, go here:

Uniting is the community services organisation of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. Go here to find out more about Uniting East Burwood