Community Support during Covid-19


Published 27 April 2020

There are a range of supports available to people of the Upper Yarra who may need relief services during this unprecedented time of Covid-19.

Our Sponsorships program has helped to establish and grow many services for those experiencing homelessness, financial difficulties and challenges meeting basic needs for food and clothing. Mental and emotional support services are also available to those in need.

The Redwood Community Centre is located in Warburton and provides a broad range of experience and network contacts, relevant support and referrals in a relaxed and personal manner.

Our community can seek urgent assistance in regards to anything related to hardship due to COVID-19, mental health, housing, food parcels or drug and alcohol issues by visiting the centre or making an appointment. (Walk-in appointments may sometimes be available but they cannot be guaranteed.)

To register food a food parcel next week please call 59662320 or email and leave your name, address, phone number and number of people in the household.

And also the ADRA free soup van on Fridays is open every Friday night from 5-7pm. Operating from Alvin’s Caravan. (They are down the side near the gate)

 Koha Community Cafe offers meals on a pay what you can afford basis every Thursday evening from 6-8pm from their premises on Dammans Rd, Warburton.

The Yarra Ranges Council also provides a regularly updated list of Community Relief and Support Agencies here.

We are all part of the Upper Yarra community and encourage you to reach out without hesitation. There are many ways to seek assistance.