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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 8000 meals since October 2020!
Find More Information Here
Carers Employment Support Program
The Carers Employment Support Program at Yarraville Community Centre
supports unpaid carers in finding training and work that is compatible with their duty of care.
Find More Information Here
Bringing People Together – Chatty Café
YCC has recently established three Chatty Café events where people can connect and make new friends, and participate in activities of mutual interest.
Find out about our community meetups 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.
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
KOGO (Knit One Give One) Free Knitting Group
KOGO is a not-for-profit organisation that asks volunteers to knit warm winter woollies for distribution to people in need. Join our group of knitters to support this great initiative – suitable for all levels of knitters (mentoring support provided).
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…
Find more information 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?