Community Engagement

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Our community services include public access to computers, occasional childcare and service referrals. We develop curriculum and manage projects. And we offer our range of facilities for hire to community groups, businesses and the general public.

At YCC, we have a long history of developing partnerships and networking with community groups, service providers, and business and government agencies. Our aim is to share resources and skills to ensure community needs are met and to maximise outcomes for our community.

Here we share community and YCC news and events with you. We’ll also give you links to other websites of interest.

Ongoing Community Projects

The Nourish Project – Food Relief Program

The Nourish Project rescues surplus food from landfill and transforms this donated food into nutritious meals which are distributed and provided free to people in need. With the support of so many, we have already delivered over 1000 meals in 2021.

Find More Information Here

Chatty Café – Connect with others in your community

Yarraville Community Centre is proud to welcome Chatty Café! Please join us and connect with others in your community for our very first Chatty Cafe Session.

During the Chatty Cafe Session, our community will come together to talk and connect in a safe and friendly space while they drink a cuppa and enjoy a conversation. Adults from all walks of life, diverse backgrounds and cultures are warmly welcomed. This group chat will run for an hour but you can join for whatever time you are comfortable with. This a free weekly group for our community.

Join us for a relaxed chat every Wednesday morning starting 6th October at 10am via Zoom.
Register Here

YCC Youth Space

YCC Youth Space aims to empower young people through healthy video gaming and to enable them to form friendships in a safe space. The program focuses on healthy video gaming, life skills and workshopping issues important to young people. Our free SWITCH events run for 12 – 17-year-olds on the first and third Saturday of the month and are inclusive and accessible for all young people.

Learn More About Our Youth Events

Electricity Bill Support For Residents – $250 Power Saving Bonus

We are helping community members apply for the State Government’s $250 Power Saving Bonus, a one-off payment to help eligible Victorians experiencing energy bill stress.

Find out if you’re eligible

Share The Dignity Vending Machine

Giving those in need the dignity they deserve. The Dignity Vending Machine is a vending machine that dispenses a FREE period pack which has six tampons and two pads in it. The machine is there to help women, girls, and those who menstruate. The Pink Box is located in the Yarraville Community Centre’s (59 Francis St, Yarraville) ground-level women’s toilets. Because access to period products is a right, not a privilege.

Find out more about Share The Dignity Organisation

Good Shepherd’s No Interest Loans (NILs)

The Yarraville Community Centre is thrilled to work with and support our community as a referral point for Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and the Good Shepherd’s No Interest Loan Program.

Here’s how we can help you apply for a loan

Free Knitting Group

Learn how to knit and meet new people while giving back to those in need in this free knitting group alongside experienced knitters. A volunteer tutor will be teaching simple knitting techniques, then members meet on a regular basis to continue to knit for charity as they build their skills. Complete finger-less gloves and a beanie then donate back to people in need before winter.

More Information Here

Free Child Car Restraint Fitting

Book in for a free child care seat restraint fitting or safety check at YCC. The service is conducted in the car park at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville every second Tuesday. The service is hosted by Kid Safe Victoria in partnership with Neighbourhood Houses Victoria with support from the Victorian State Government. Bookings are essential, please book via the link below…

Book Here

Free Tax Help

The Tax Help program is a network of ATO-trained community volunteers who can help you prepare your tax return using myTax. The Yarraville Community Centre will be offering free weekly face-to-face tax help sessions every Tuesday at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville.

Am I eligible?

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At YCC, we have a long history of developing partnerships and networking with community groups, service providers, and business and government agencies.