What is Macarthur Ozanam Centre?
The Macarthur Ozanam Centre (MOC) consists of three crisis accommodation refuges; Vinces Place, Vinchez Family Refuge and Allambie Refuge and Allambie Outreach Housing. All programs work with people over the age of 18 years who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of being homeless.
Who can access this service?
We can assist any one over the age of 18 years, regardless of where they come from. Vinces Place assists single males while the Vinchez Family Refuge assists women with accompanying children and Allambie Refuge assists males with accompanying children. Our Allambie Outreach Housing is an extension of all three programs offering further supported housing.
Where is the Macarthur Ozanam Centre located?
Our services are split between two different locations within the Macarthur Local Government Area. We operate 24/7, due to the nature of some services provided and keep our location confidential. The address will be advised to the person we are assisting at time of confirming accommodation.
Who can benefit from this service?
MOC takes a flexible and individual approach. We have strong partnerships with other key services such as Housing NSW, Community Housing as well as other community agencies. If we cannot help, we may know who can.
Can I volunteer at the Macarthur Ozanam Centre?
Due to the sensitive nature of the Vinchez program and under the Anti-Discrimination Act, the people we assist within the Vinchez program can only be supported by female staff and volunteers with appropriate experience.
There are opportunities for volunteers at Vinces Place and Allambie Housing.
As all programs have children on their sites all staff and volunteers require a Working with Children Check before starting.
How can I find out more about MOC?
For further information please contact us between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.
Phone: (02) 9820 9048.