turningpoint Support Centre now has five locations across the city of Melbourne
helping hundreds of families every week.
With a passion for the community, Phil and Norma Cayzer set out to establish a centre that would add value to the community and be a hub where people could meet, fellowship and gain support in many areas of their lives. As the Directors of the Turningpoint Support Centre, they have been able to oversee the growth and expansion of the Centre from its conception right through to the success it is today.
Cynthia Quiambao is the Manager of our Turningpoint Support Centre.
Overseeing every aspect of the Support Centre, Cynthia is passionate about making sure that clients are well equipped to tackle the hardships that they face in everyday life. Cynthia also actively networks with other community groups to help clients have wider access to services they might need.
Daryl Bowman is one of our longest serving members in the Support Centre and is our Assistant Manager. When he's not busy overseeing the pantry, he is on the road picking up food donations for the Support Centre.
Daryl understands the struggles that people go through while trying to make ends meet, so he is passionate about seeing people rise up out of the ashes and become the best versions of themselves.
At Wildpath Overflow, we really love our Frankston community and know the power of relationship. So from 6pm every Wednesday at the Tasman Meats car park on Young Street, Frankston, we bless the community by giving out emergency food relief hampers and the best locally roasted coffee. This program is well suited for transient clients who may be experiencing rough sleeping.
Overflow has started to work with Victoria Police to deliver care packages to at-risk clients within the city of Frankston. It is a wonderful opportunity for the Police to connect with the community and to show care and appreciation to those who are doing it tough.
Turningpoint Hallam Food Support Centre is here to help meet the needs of people in the area.
Being a food support agency, we assist clients with food, of course, but we also provide much more.
We have qualified chaplains on hand to chat over a coffee about the various issues that crop up in daily and family life – especially in these uncertain COVID times.
We aim to grow into a community hub that welcomes more people from the area, as well as provide services that will meet the needs of the people in the community.
We are looking to expand and equip our space within our church campus with shelving, a fridge and freezer so we better cater and care for even more Hallam people. This will also include a hot lunch.
Watch out for updates!!
Turningpoint Hallam Food Support, Pixel Play Centre, shop 2, 151 Princes Highway, Hallam.
Open Fridays 1-3pm. Phone: 5996 3048
KOO WEE RUP
Koo Wee Rup Connect is a service that caters to the community, providing food and grocery items for those who need support. We have a newly built facility that is open every Friday, from 10:30am-2:00pm, that enables clients to shop for the food that they need. We also have a delivery service available, but please book in advance before Thursday each week.
The Basement Food Hub is a food support program in Lilydale for people who have fallen on tough times. turningpoint Church Lilydale started The Basement Food Hub to help out people from the area who are struggling to afford to feed their families.
Every Monday, the space below the Subway store in Main St is open from 9am to 1pm for people to come and shop - like they would in a supermarket, but for free!