The ADRA Redwood Community Centre aims to provide support to families and individuals experiencing hardship in the upper Yarra Valley community of Warburton and surrounds. Through sustainable service provision and programs, the Centre is identifying and addressing the social and emotional needs of the community. The Centre directly liaises with other local agencies and programs to ensure a comprehensive and collaborative approach to services. These services are all offered at low to no cost.
Social connection through programs and volunteering opportunities provides positive mental health outcomes and can increase willingness to seek support.
For urgent assistance in regards to mental health, housing, food parcels, family violence or drug and alcohol issues please visit the Centre or contact us to make an appointment. Walk-in appointments may sometimes be available but they cannot be guaranteed.
Room hire is available at affordable rates for personal, community group and business use.
“As a recipient of the government Disability Support Pension due to extreme ill health, it is a constant battle to manage outgoings and at the same time find joy and fulfilment in life.
I worked hard for decades and paid my dues, but will never take for granted the help given to me now.
Particularly in the light of the last few months of a pandemic, with isolation (in a fairly isolated community), prices rising enormously, and access becoming more difficult I realise how much the support of ADRA has been of help to me personally. It would have been that much harder to manage without them. I know it has been to many others.
Small food parcels, when otherwise we would go without, the offer of help, counselling…or just a smiling face when otherwise you may have not seen one for weeks.
I think these are the very human and wonderful things that ADRA provides. They provide a connection. The ADRA connection and contact gives us faith in ourselves, validation, non-judgment and is also a testament to people, community and humanity.
I thank ADRA, the Warburton Church and all involved for the lovely gift they have given of themselves to our community.