Are you experiencing homelessness? At risk of experiencing homelessness? Do you feel isolated? We can help.
The Early Morning Centre (EMC) is a safe, respectful space with friendly people. We provide food, essential services, support and community activities, focusing on individual needs.
Read on to see how we can help you…
We serve a free hot breakfast weekdays from 7.30am to 8.30am. We then reopen from 9.00am to 2.00pm for the Community Hub.
Food & Drink
• Tea, coffee & milo
• Lunch (Mon, Wed, Fri)
• Emergency food packs
• Alcohol & drug counselling
• Doctor visits
• Dentist visits
• Optometrist visits
• Vet clinic
• Accommodation support
• Referrals to other services
• Clothing vouchers
• Visiting services
• Current affairs discussion group
• Cooking classes
• Computer lessons
• Arts & crafts group
• Library & puzzle corner
Activities and visiting services
Alcohol & Other Drug Education 9.00am – 12.00pm
|Monday||Street Law with Canberra Community Law||10.00am - 10.30am|
|Current affairs discussion group with Kim Huynh||12.30pm - 1.30pm|
|Wednesday||Doctor visit (Medicare card not needed)||9.00am - 11.00am|
|Alcohol & Other Drug Education and Case Management with CAHMA||9.00am - 12.00pm|
|Friday||Arts & crafts||9.30am - 1.30pm|
|Choir||11.30am - 12.30pm|
|Monday||ASSIST (Aiding in Secure, Safe, Independent and Stable Tenancies) with CatholicCare||9.30am - 10.30am|
|Tuesday||Centrelink visit||9.30am - 11.30am|
|Cooking class||10.00am - 12.00pm|
|Mobile dentist||9.00am - 2.00pm|
|Thursday||Computer class||10.00am - 12.00pm|
|Wednesday||Bingo||1.00pm - 1.30pm|
There are no eligibility conditions, all are welcome to use this service.
Please note: breakfast only between 7.30am and 8.30am. Other services are available during Community Hub hours, 9.00am to 2.00pm.
The monthly Pets in the Park clinic is on the first Sunday of the month. All pets are welcome; dogs must be on a lead. You’ll need a written referral which we can provide you.
For doctor visits: if you don’t have a Medicare card that’s OK, our doctor will still see you.
Service expectations relate to the Early Morning Centre (EMC) and surrounding area.
Acceptable conduct for all guests, staff and volunteers is behaviour based on respect, for oneself, other people present, and the physical environs of the EMC.
Physical assault, swearing, yelling, verbal abuse, sexual harassment or damage to person or property are not acceptable behaviours in the EMC. Staff and volunteers are not expected to tolerate slurs of a racial or sexual nature and have a right to feel safe in their working environment.
Other behaviours that are not acceptable are illegal activities such as drug use and/or exchange. Alcohol and smoking are not permitted in the EMC, either inside the premises or in the outside area that forms part of the EMC and the Canberra City Uniting Church.