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See what services and activities are available in the Mountains over the Christmas New Year Period 2017-18

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Service Name

Contact Details

Holiday period closure dates

Christmas Meal

Emergency Relief Available

Christmas Hamper

Activities during holiday period

Thrive Services

Katoomba: 4782 1555

Lithgow: 6351 4055

www.thriveservices.org.au

f: thriveserviceslithgowbluemountains

22/12/17 – 2/1/18

No

ER vouchers, EAPA, Secondbite (fresh food), food parcels

Yes – clients can call or drop in and asked to be added to the list.

Various free school holiday activities and workshops at Lithgow and Katoomba.  Bookings essential.

 Activities include craft, tie dying, gardening, cooking. See attached flyers.

Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre

4759 2592

www.mmnc.org.au

facebook.com/midmountains

22/12/17 - 19/1/18

No

Xmas hampers, Food Rescue food, hosting St Vinnies Emergency Relief (food vouchers)

Yes

Free Christmas cards and craft morning 20/12/17 all ages

Mountains Outreach Community Service

4758 6811

www.mocs.org.au

f: Mountains Outreach Community Service

22/12/17 - 8/1/18

No

We provide Christmas hampers to Parenting Young families via partnership with Gateway

We provide Christmas hampers to Parenting Young families via partnership with Gateway

No

BANC

4787 7770

18 Dec-19 Dec
25 Dec-1 Jan.

Kinship at Christmas
does a lunch
on the 25 Dec
in Phillips Hall, Blackheath, from 10.30

·          

Fresh Food on Wednesday, dry food on other days M - F

No

Children/ family drumming workshop

Blue Mountains Women's Health & Resource Centre

4782 5133

facebook.com/bmwhrc/

22/12/17 – 5/1/18

No

No

No

No

St Vincent de Paul Family Assistance Centre.

4782 2041

No

No

Food vouchers and some emergency assistance

·          

Yes

No

St Hilda's Anglican Church/Anglicare

68 Katoomba St Katoomba

Ph: 47821608

www.sthildas.net

29/12/17–16/1/18

No

Food, vouchers, rent assistance, bills

Yes

No

Gateway Family Services

47206500  

1300316746

www.gatewayfamilyservices.org.au

27,28,29 Dec

No

see website

Yes

Yes

Earth Recovery Australia Food Rescue and Soul Kitchen

Mobile: 0416 221 963

www.earthrecoveryaustralia.org.au

Facebook: Mountains Soul Kitchen

Yes, only the
public holidays.

Soul Kitchen Sunday lunch
will be on every week

No

Food Parcels will be available throughout Wed and Fri between 10 and 2 except for public holidays

No

Yes

Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

4754 4050                                                15/12-8/1/2018

www.winmaleeneighbourhoodcentre.com.au

 

No

Food vouchers, food hampers, subsidised food program, free fresh food, NILS

Yes

Children’s holiday program Wednesday 17th & 24th January 2018

More information is available at the BM4U Facebook page.

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