Shop 48 houses a range of co-located agencies and outreach services providing support to meet the local community’s needs
Better Place Australia’s purpose is to make provision for the relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune and helplessness directly to people in Australia, including those who have experienced family violence.
Financial Counselling to people in financial stress. The service can be accessed over the phone or face-to-face at Shop 48. Other service available include counselling, family dispute resolution, family mental health, mediation and education.
Available: Tuesday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. Call 1800 639 523 for a confidential financial assessment. Shop 48 Bell Street Mall
Heidelberg West, Victoria 3081 Outreach Service. Thursdays.
T 03 9355 4700
Offers: programs for and by the Somali community in Heidelberg West, including a mothers/children program, employment assistance and youth & community leadership.
Monday to Friday for 9am to 5pm. Contact: Abdiaziz Farah, Project Manager, Tel: 8582 9501
Mission Australians is a national service in the field of homelessness and social housing, alcohol and other drugs, family and children’s services, employment skill and training, youth support, mental health and wellbeing and disability support services.
Mission Australia’s youth support workers based at Shop 48 facilitate access to the Springboard Program and PHAMs Employment services. Available by appointment. Call 1800 88 88 68.
An umbrella body for Somali organizations in Victoria, SACOV supports the activities of member organizations working for youth, women and newly settled migrants and refugees with a Somali cultural background. SACOV also provide a Justice of the Peace service to act as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes.
Call Dr Hussein Haraco, Mob: 0408 030 181