turningpoint Support Centre is the charity arm of turningpoint Church. We are an Emergency Relief Centre (currently in five locations) that specialise in food parcels, helping to feed hundreds of families each year through our food program.
We have been operating in the Casey South area for over 20 years and as our community grows, so does the need for more assistance. We have seen the exponential growth in our area and our heart to give, grows with it.
We are a community centre that prides ourselves in being respectful, helpful and loving. We want to make sure that you get a hand up, not a hand out. You are not just another number to us and we want to journey with you through the good and the bad times.
Welcome to turningpoint Support Centre!
turningpoint Support Centre Cranbourne is open on Fridays ONLY
from 10am to 2pm (closed on public holidays).
turningpoint Support Centre Hallam is open on Fridays ONLY
from 1pm to 3pm (closed on public holidays).
turningpoint Support Centre Koo Wee Rup is open on Fridays ONLY
from 10:30am to 2pm (closed on public holidays).
The Basement Food Hub Lilydale is open on Mondays ONLY
from 10am to 2pm (closed on public holidays).
Wildpath Overflow Frankston is open on Wednesdays
from 6pm to 8pm.
Our new stylish pantry has been years in the making. With the kind support of the Casey Cardinia Foundation, we have been able to modernise our pantry and offer a wider range of food for our clients.
Our pantry is available to our clients every fortnight with a maximum number of 26 visits, by which time we hope that we have equipped each client with the necessary tools to lead a more successful future.
One of our biggest supporters are the folks down at Bakers Delight in the Cranbourne Shopping Centre.
Every Thursday night, our team of volunteers pick up the bread in order to hand them out on the Friday morning.
This supply of bread is sorted and bagged to hand out to our clients as part of their food parcel.
If you would like to volunteer for this service, drop us an email right away.
On the first Friday of every month, our lovely team of volunteers prepare a delicious two-course meal for everyone to enjoy. This is not only open to our clients, but also to anyone in the community who wishes to join us for lunch.
This is a great opportunity to meet, share and enjoy some good wholesome fellowship in a safe environment. Why don't you join us for our next Community Lunch?
As a way to help our clients better deal with certain issues arising in their lives, we have different Connect Groups ready to connect and support.
These groups meet on a weekly basis and form a social fellowship that discuss, share and encourage.
If you would like to be part of a Connect Group, send us an email today.
Turningpoint Support Centre is an advocate for further education. We offer and recommend many courses throughout the week that anyone in the community can attend. Courses available are Better Marriages, Caps Money, Identifying Addictions, Domestic Violence Awareness, Communicate with your Teen, Homelessness, AOD, Mental Illness and many more.
We don't have the capacity to carry big ticket items, but our friends at the Salvation Army do! If you are looking for some big ticket items, we highly recommend you pay them a visit. We do, however, have a few items of clothing so come in on Fridays and help yourself to the free second-hand clothes available!
Our biggest event of the year is our Christmas celebration!
We like to end the year with a bang and so we put on a Family Fun Day with free food, free games and give out food hampers, along with presents for the children.
It is such a great event that we have even been recognised by the City of Casey for putting on such a great day. Keep up to date with our events by signing up for our mailing list.
"Turningpoint Support Centre has helped me out so much and we wouldn't have been able to get through the hard times without them.
Getting a trolley full of food eased the pressure on other areas of our life and helped tremendously.
I love the work this centre does so much that I decided to volunteer some time to help cook the Community Lunch on the first Friday of every month. I love being around this place, it's my happy place!"
Kalameli, Officer, VIC (formerly from Cranbourne West)
"I don't speak much English, but the staff at Turningpoint Support Centre helped me understand that they were there to help and support me.
They helped me through some very hard times, but now I'm doing well. I'm thankful that when I called out for help, they were there."
We use Food Support only when we need it - and we have needed it this winter. Our central heating wasn't working and we ended up with a huge bill for gas and electricity. The food provided by Turningpoint has been a big help and very much appreciated.