DRESSING TOWARDS SUCCESS
In conjunction with WINZ
or other local agencies we can supply individuals or families
with assistance when times are hard. If a client is referred to
us we can supply
- Food parcels
- Clothing and
appropriate accessories for a job interview
- Furniture or
household items from our shop
- Christmas parcels
are here to help, without judging.
EMERGENCY FIRST AID
We now have a
defibrillator on site to help in emergencies if anyone collapses
or has sudden heart problems. This was funded by a grant from
Lion Foundation. We hope that we never have occasion to use it
but are prepared if an emergency arises!
Office for casual hire
have three rooms which can be hired out on a casual or regular
basis for both community and private use. (Conditions apply.)
One is office size, suitable for small
groups only (six-eight people).
Our main room is large enough for at least
thirty people and has a variety of seating options. Trestle
tables are available or the floor can be cleared to form an open
space. Our kitchen has tea & coffee making facilities, sink,
fridge, microwave, bench top oven and water cooler. Both rooms
have a white-board. (Picture below shows main room.)
The third room is our corner building
situated on our old site at 216 HBC Highway. It has a kitchen, air conditioning,
play area and plenty of shade. There are tables and chairs for
thirty or more, including some childsized ones. (See Childcare
page for photos.)
Our rates start at $7.50 per hour for
community groups and $15 per hour for
There is parking available on both sites.
All our rooms now have disabled
access. Our new site has toilet facilities for disabled users
We will negotiate with regular users.
HBC Community House FOODBANK provides food parcels to local
families, referred by various agencies, who need some
temporary support to help them through a difficult time.
(Contact us if you need more information about being referred.)
Each parcel contains a variety of basic food items that can be
used to make meals for several days. We aim to include things
for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for children’s lunch
boxes. We can usually provide basic food for dogs or cats also.
A typical parcel for an average family of two adults and two
children has a value of over $100.
We try to
stock gluten free items as these can be very expensive and more
and more people seem to have this intolerance.
At Christmas time the agencies we work closely with send us
names of individuals and families they would like to have a
little extra assistance over this special period.
We provide Christmas parcels to these families the week before
Christmas. Parcels contain the normal staple food items but
extra things such as mince pies, cake, lollies, chocolate,
drinks, chips, puddings etc. We do not supply gifts as other
agencies in the area do this.