Anyone needed emergency relief needs in the wider community
Families who are homeless and have registered as needing housing relief,
The families who stay in the units are registered with Centrelink and they are supported by a welfare charity or group who registers them for emergency or short-term housing relief with Launch Housing.
Launch Housing has offices in St Kilda and Collingwood
By Victoria Government Law, we are entitled to take 25% of a family’s Centrelink payment as rent. Of this amount, we give 30% to Launch Housing in order to manage the residents and provide case worker support. SJOS pays all electricity, gas, and water expenses, SJOS pays for general maintenance and SJOS supplies these units as fully furnished and self-contained.
The units are for short term transitional housing and the current contracts are for a twelve month stay.
Anyone with a disability or support pension with a Centrelink Pension or Health Care Card. ID is required for all visitors to the food store.
The food store allows only one visit per person per month, to collect 10 items
Yes, the 10 items include the eggs and the cheese.
All hygiene items must be included in the count of ten items. Only items in the baskets can be given away without including them in the count.
No family can receive more that one of any item. The same rule applies to all.
No family is allowed to receive more that 10 items per month, regardless of the number of children
No one is allowed to collect on behave of any other person.
SJOS does not have the resources to make home visits.
The SJOS Garden Group grows the produce in the SJOS Garden.
Most of the Food is not donated. Each week volunteers shop for the food that is given out.
SJOS works with trusts, organisations, and philanthropic groups to raise money for SJOS
The bread and rolls are all the day old bakery products from Woolworths, Baker’s Delight & Rustica
SJOS Volunteers collect the day-old bread from the bakeries, but there is no guarantee of quantity
Visit www.sjos.org.au and fill in the volunteer form