Support me to - find emergency & homelessness services

The Open Door, UCWB’s emergency relief program, is a welcoming, accepting, safe place for anyone requiring help. It is staffed by caring, compassionate volunteers who donate their time to support people in times of need.

For decades, UCWB has been committed to never turning away someone in need. No appointment is necessary and we are open on weekdays (excluding public holidays) from 10.00am – 2.30pm.

We can help with:

  • Food vouchers for use at the Community Foodbank Bowden (located onsite)
  • Overnight parcels (in extreme hardship)
  • Bus tickets
  • Fuel vouchers (in certain circumstances)
  • Telstra vouchers
  • Prescription vouchers
  • Phone cards
  • Christmas hampers
  • Money Mentors – assistance with budgets and managing bill payments
  • Referral to other UCWB services

How else can we support you?

The Open Door

The Open Door, UCWB’s emergency relief program, is a welcoming, accepting, safe place for anyone requiring help. It is staffed by caring, compassionate volunteers who donate their time to support people in times of need.

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Inner Southern Homelessness Service

Funded by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) our Inner Southern Homelessness Service (ISHS) is a regional homelessness gateway and service hub, which facilitates a combination of on-site, community-based outreach and in-home support.  

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Money Mentors

Money Mentors can help you gain skills that allow you to take charge of the day-to-day management of your money

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