There are a number of Emergency Relief programs available on the Central Coast. These services help members of our community who need it most.

Care For The Coast

A community member based organisation whose priority is to help families on the Central Coast who may be struggling financially or find themselves in times of hardship or crisis. Care For The Coast works to draw the struggling family away from isolation and back into the community, promoting inclusion and the feeling of being ‘part of something’.

Care For The Coast collects new and preloved goods from the community and redistributes these to families at no cost. Items may include new and preloved toys and clothing, general groceries, toiletries and house hold items.

For more information, visit the Care For The Coast Facebook page or contact Gina on 0433 361 772

Central Coast Outreach Service

Provides direct help to people for the relief of poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, destitution or helplessness or necessitous circumstances. This assistance may include

  • Provision of medical appliances or mobility aids
  • Provision of financial assistance to undertake medical treatment
  • Relieve distress for those in financial difficulty

Other services include provision of food, furniture and whitegoods and financial advisory services.

For more information, visit the Central Coast Outreach Service website or call 02 4333 1108

ShoeBox Revolution

An organisation who are passionate about raising awareness on the housing issues in Australia. ShoeBox Revolution gather donations for those who currently find themselves without a home and need help.

The organisation encourages members of the community to get involved through a simple premise – grab an old shoe box and fill it with a few essentials that could help someone who is living on the street. The main items that are needed include non-perishable food items, toiletries and warmth.

For more information visit the ShoeBox Revolution Facebook or Instagram page or email Central Coast based representatives Rebecca or Sheridan

We Care – Sharing the Love

A community program helping vulnerable mothers and children on the Central Coast. We Care receive donated new and pre-loved mother and child care & safety items, and give them, free-of-cost, to families in need as part of a package of support provided by community and welfare case workers.

We Care accept donations of pre-loved baby equipment, children’s clothing, nursery items, bed linen, maternity items and other essential items

For more information visit The We Care website or Facebook page

St Vincent de Paul

For those who need help, Vinnies can provide essential household goods such as beds, lounges, dining tables and wardrobes

For those requiring help on the Northern end of the Central Coast, contact the Wyong branch on 02 4353 5614 (select option 1 for client assistance).  A home visit for an assessment will then be organised with Vinnies.

For those requiring help on the Southern end of the Central Coast, contact the Gosford branch on 02 4323 6080 (select option 2 for client assistance). A home visit for an assessment will then be organised with Vinnies.