Community Assistance & Programs

Christmas Assistance & Morton’s Place Christmas Lunch

Launceston Christmas assistance including toys will be available from the 1 November. Toys will be distributed from the 5 of December until the morning of the 16 of December.Please fill out the form below and email familyservices@citymission.org.au to receive Christmas Assistance.

Our free Christmas Lunch at Morton’s Place will take place on the 14 December 11:30-12:45.

Emergency Relief Assistance

Emergency Relief Assistance ( Launceston and North West)

Financial problems can affect anyone at any time. Our Emergency Relief assistance can help families and individuals living in Launceston and the North-West who are experiencing financial hardship and unable to meet basic living costs.

Through assessment, caseworkers can help with basic food packages, advocacy with electricity and Telstra bills, emergency fuel or transport needs. We can also help with referrals to other services as required. In some circumstances, we may also be able to help you gain access to medical advice, purchase medications or provide vouchers to purchase furniture, household goods and clothing.

We work in conjunction with other Emergency Relief agencies and have guidelines in place to ensure we can help as many people as we can.

To access the service, you will need to make an appointment for an interview with the Family Services team by telephoning or in person.

Demand is high and appointments fill quickly so we encourage you to call early. 

To make an appointment in Launceston please call 6335 3000.

For appointments in the North-West please call 6432 2543.


Our services centres are located at:


Launceston

48 Frederick Street

Hours - Mon - Fri 8.45am - 4:30pm

Burnie

55 Mount Street

Hours - Mon - Fri 9.00am - 3.00pm


Emergency Relief Assistance

Chaplaincy

Our team of Chaplains cover the North & North West and are available to talk to.  If you would like to speak with one of our amazing chaplains, call the office 6335 3000 and they will direct you.

Chaplaincy

Morton's Place & City Kitchen

MORTONS PLACE (LAUNCESTON)

Morton’s Place offers a safe and friendly place for anyone who is need of food or connection with others. 

Free breakfast (range of cereals, toast and hot drinks) is available up to 10:00am each day.

Free soup and bread is available between 11:30am and 12:45pm or people can pay $5 for a two course meal that includes a freshly cooked meal and a dessert. 

Tea and coffee making facilities are free to use throughout operating hours.

Morton’s Place also offers shower and laundry facilities to people from the community to use while the kitchen is open. A range of external support services visit Morton’s Place at different times providing a range of support to those in need. 

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 8:00am – 1:00pm

Address: 48 Frederick St, Launceston


CITY KITCHEN (BURNIE)

City Kitchen offers a safe, friendly, warm and inviting place for anyone in need of food and friendship and living in the Burnie area. Breakfast is available for a gold coin donation and a 2 or 3-course lunch is available for $3.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Address: Burnie Baptist Church Hall, Mount Street

Morton's Place & City Kitchen

Outreach Trailers

LAUNCESTON*

SnagChat is City Mission’s Outreach trailer operating weekdays in and around the suburbs of Launceston. The friendly SnagChat team provides a free and friendly sausage sizzle and chat for individuals, children and families along with emergency relief food and advice on the many services available to those in need. SnagChat regularly operates in conjunction with the Northern Suburbs Community Centre, PCYC and other community organisations.

To keep up to date with trailer locations and activities follow us on Facebook @snagchat. *Service is weather dependant.

NORTH WEST

Each week the Outreach team visits locations across the north west providing a free sausage sizzle for individuals and families. The service operates between 3pm – 5pm weekdays during school terms at locations including:

  • The Pirate Park (East Devonport)
  • Community House (Smithton)
  • Shorewell Park (Burnie)

For full times and details you can follow our events on Facebook at @Kommunity Kids Outreach Trailer. *Service is weather dependant



Outreach Trailers

Mission Health

Mission Health is a FREE drop in nurse – led health service open to anyone in need of health care.

Our team can provide treatment or advice on health issues including:

  • General health assessments & education
  • Minor health issues: chest infections, skin infections, urinary
  • tract infections
  • Chronic health management: diabetes, asthma etc
  • Medication support, including some prescriptions
  • Referrals to other health services and specialists
  • Sexual health and testing
  • Immunisations
  • Wound care
  • Foot care
  • Chronic health issues (diabetes, asthma, etc)

Mission Health is a drop in service operating each Thursday (except public holidays) between 9am – 12pm. To see a member of the health team, you can register on the day in Reception at City Mission, 99 Wellington St. Launceston.

Due to the nature of this service, waiting times may vary so please be patient as our aim is to help as many people as we can.

Please bring your Medicare, Healthcare and/or Pension card if you have them.

Mission Health

Mission 2 A Future

M2aF (Mission 2 a Future) is a program open to referrals from job providers as well as City Mission clients and service users, who would like assistance to develop goals and plans to help build a more positive future. 

Participants are supported by trained facilitators and provided with opportunities to re-engage with the community, education, training and/or employment.

WHO CAN SIGN UP?

M2aF is open to all City Mission service users in the north and north west of Tasmania as well as referrals from job providers.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The M2aF facilitator meets with participants weekly or fortnightly to help identify personal, work or education goals and develop a transition plan. One on one meetings are conducted to ensure each person’s needs and circumstances can be understood.

HOW CAN M2AF HELP YOU?

  • Help you identify your personal goals
  • Provide information on education and training opportunities
  • Assist in gaining paid employment
  • Help develop literacy and numeracy skills (reading, writing, maths, budgeting)
  • Provide access to networks and groups to meet people that share similar interests
  • Development of your resume and work ready skills
  • Provide access to industry representatives
  • Develop a personalised transition plan
  • Assistance with enrolment in further education and training
  • Personal and social skills development
  • Access to a range of City Mission Services
  • Access to accommodation and housing
  • Work experience and/or volunteering
  • A consistent Mentor to support goal attainment during the program
  • Overcome barriers and challenges

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

m2af@citymission.org.au or check out our brochure here

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