Material Aid (St Vincent de Paul Society)

  1. About this service

    Provides material aid support (food, clothing, furniture, etc) to families or young people in need. Anyone needing help on the Mornington Peninsula should ring our Mornington Call Centre on 5976 4974 between 9am and 12 noon Monday to Friday. Your details will be recorded and our local volunteers will visit you in your home, usually within 48 hours, and provide some appropriate help and material support.

      • Service name

        Material Aid (St Vincent de Paul Society)

      • Phone

        5976 4974 (Mornington Call Centre) or 9769 6060 (Frankston)

      • Urgency levels

        Some Help, Urgent Help, Direct Help

      • Service hours

        9am and 12 noon Mon-Friday (Mornington Call Centre - ph: 5976 4974)

      • Age group

        18 - 120 years

      • Additional age criteria

        Usually require an adult (18 or older) to request help.

      • Eligibility criteria

        Anyone in need.

      • Interpreters

        Yes but requires booking in advance

      • Service type


      • Costs

        No Costs -

      • Languages (other than English)

        Yes - Our volunteers have access to Translating & Interpreting Service (Dept of Immigration)

      • Drop in service


      • Outreach


    More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

      • Participation length

        Other - As long as our volunteers assess the person or family as being in need of material assistance.

      • Participation type


      • Secondary consult


      • Staff profile

        Volunteers, Peer Support

      • Who can refer

        Other - We usually require the person needing help to make contact themselves. Referral by third parties would require the consent of the person needing help before our volunteers would do a home visit.

      • Referral mode

        Not Appropriate

      • Point of intake

        Mornington Call Centre (telephone only)

  2. Material Aid (St Vincent de Paul Society)