What is the Penrith Community Hub?
The Penrith Community Hub is a client centred support and referral service operated by St Vincent de Paul Society Western Sydney. It offers emergency relief, assessment and referral support for people experiencing disadvantage. The Community Hub staff, members and volunteers will work with you to offer the best possible support for your needs.
Who can access this service?
We will assist anyone who is experiencing a form of financial hardship. The service provides advocacy, referrals and support to navigate the appropriate services. They’ll have a conversation with you and allow you the time and space to discuss your needs. Their aim is to give you what you need to make informed decisions.
The service provides support and information such as:
- Referral to relevant services
- Assistance with completing forms
- Resources and information
- Use of a computer (conditions apply)
- Assistance with bills (Telstra, water)
- Advocacy/referral regarding utility (electricity/gas) concerns
- Food parcels and material aid (limits apply)
Where is the service located?
7/308 High Street, Penrith (opposite the police station).
We are open Monday-Thursday, 9.00am-4.00pm (closed for lunch 12.15pm-1.00pm).
Who benefits from this service?
People who are experiencing financial hardship or isolation; people experiencing or at risk of homelessness; and many others.
Due to COVID-19, these services are suspended until further notice.
The Penrith Hub offers a range of outreach services to support clients, including:
Housing NSW – Information on services. Every second Friday of the month, 9am to midday.
Energy & Water Ombudsman EWON – Bring Your Bills Day. Every third Tuesday of the month, 9am to 3pm for individual appointments.
Tax Help – Get free help with your tax return from an Australian Taxation Office Tax Help volunteer. Every second Friday, 1pm to 3pm.
Can I donate to the Penrith Hub?
Yes. To help Vinnies assist those who seek support at the Hub, donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries are gratefully accepted.
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Penrith Hub on 02 8861 9770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org