Cornerstone Contact Centre has been operating for over the past 25 years providing a drop in place to many in our community who are experiencing hardship, and are in need of some extra support.
We provide breakfast and lunch on Wednesday’s and Fridays as well as food parcels, a safe place to meet, a place to belong, social connection and pastoral care. We partner with other organisation to provide other supports from sports programs to free eye checks.
Many who come through the doors unfortunately do not have a safe place to call home, and many live without supportive family and friends around them. Many are experiencing homelessness, or living in unsafe and unstable housing, some have experienced relationship breakdown, mental health issues, addictions, unemployment, and some have come from overseas where they faced trials such as war and famine in their homeland, or any number of other complexities. Regardless of a person’s background, everyone is welcome at Cornerstone.
Cornerstone Contact Centre operates with a small part-time staff (just three) and relies heavily on a committed team of volunteers across their various programs.