Homeless on the streets of Melbourne


It is a challenging time as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to affect families, communities and countries around the world. At Avalon we are continuing to provide our core services and outreach to the vulnerable members of the community. We are monitoring the key health advisory sites to ensure we operate within prescribed guidelines. We have modified our practices to ensure we are doing all we can to avoid risks associated with COVID-19 and support the health, safety and well- being of our friends, volunteers and supporters.

We believe it is vitally important for Avalon to remain open and still be able to offer our services for as long as it is possible. We have developed the following protocol for Avalon Volunteers.

Who we are

Avalon is run entirely by volunteers and survives solely on donations and grants.

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Meeting unmet needs

Our vision is to provide hope, stability and support for the most vulnerable members in our community, through a range of programs and the ongoing tailored support for the residents from Avalon volunteers and partners.

Our aim is to meet the unmet needs in society and help people who have slipped through the cracks. Put simply, Avalon assists those who have been forgotten, overlooked and left behind. This includes the homeless, people with mental health and physical problems and disabilities, the elderly, refugees and anyone else who may benefit from our support.

Services offered at Avalon include Avalon Homes for the Homeless, Avalon Drop-In, Clothes & Bedding Distribution and Avalon Day Trips. Avalon also offers individual support.

Avalon Homes For The Homeless

Our goal is to provide affordable homes with ongoing tailored support for the homeless.

The Avalon Drop-in

Avalon has run the Drop-In programme for over 34 years. Come along to relax in a warm and welcoming environment, have a cuppa, meet new friends or catch up with old ones.

Avalon Centre cloths distribution

Clothes and Bedding Distribution

We provide clothing, bedding, toiletries and shoes to people who are living on the streets who are disadvantaged, living in low economic conditions or who are Asylum Seekers.

A Day With Avalon

Avalon’s mini bus, ‘The Moving Heart of Gold’, goes on outings to an array of interesting and exciting locations.

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