Coast Community Centre
The Community Centre located at 346 Mann Street, North Gosford provides free meals, assessment, referral and support to help homeless, vulnerable, financially disadvantaged and socially isolated community members. It is open to anyone needing assistance.
The Coast Community Centre receives operates thanks to corporate support, fundraising activities, donations and an amazing volunteer workforce. Ongoing supporters include the likes of the Central Coast Leagues Club, MARS Foods and Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing. Operating since September 2002, the Community Centre is open 7 days a week and provides over 150 free meals each day. Each volunteer meal provider group contributes the ingredients, prepares and serves their meal.
Our guests range from those who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness due to a range of factors such as loss of employment, family breakdown, mental health issues, drug and alcohol issues ...to those who are socially isolated and disconnected from their family and community.
IN ADDITION TO FREE MEALS, THE COMMUNITY CENTRE PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
Assessment and referral to relevant agencies.
Free Legal Advice Friday fortnightly by Central Coast Community Legal Centre
Doorways 'Housing Connector' each Monday
Centrelink Community Engagement Officer
No Interest Loans (NILS) for people on low incomes to purchase essential household items
Energy Vouchers (EAPA) to help people having difficulty paying gas and/or electricity bills
Assistance to fill prescriptions for clients experiencing financial hardship
Food Hampers made up from donated items
Shower and Laundry Facilities are available each day. Fresh towels, toiletries and laundry powder are also provided
Free Podiatry check-ups each month
HEP C Liver Clinic Monday fortnightly
Free haircuts and manicures each month