Support for individuals and families to build and maintain healthy relationships and manage the daily challenges of life is provided free of charge by Centacare Family and Relationship Services at Picabeen Community Centre on Tuesdays by appointment.
Free Tax Help
In the months of october and November each year, by appointment only, a free one hour consultation will help you submit your completed tax return on time.
A confidential and free legal service is offered by Pine Rivers Community Legal Service at Picabeen Community Centre. Make an appointment for a one to one appointment on the last Monday of each month except December to discuss how to proceed with a legal problem, seek assistance with applications and consent orders or be referred to a solicitor specialising in a particular area of the law.
Justice of the Peace
A Justice of the Peace service is offered by appointment from Monday to Thursday.
A very limited food pantry is available for people in need. Conditions apply.
For various community and interest groups.
No Interest Loan Scheme
(NILS) The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit. Loans are between $300 and $1,200 for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines and medical procedures. Repayments are set up at an affordable amount over 12 to 18 months. To be eligible for NILS you must have a Health Care Card or earn less than $45,000 a year (after tax). Loans cannot be used for cash, bond, rent arrears, debt consolidation, holidays or bills.
Narcotics Anonymous is open to anyone seeking recovery and support persons are welcome. There is no need to book for meetings which start at 7pm on Monday evenings at Picabeen Community Centre. Many arrive at 6:45pm for a chat. There is no cost however a bowl is passed around for a donation to assist with room hire, tea and coffee, and to help others recover.
Homework Help is available at no cost for primary and secondary school students (except during school holidays) on Tuesdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm at Picabeen Community Centre.