ALL THE SUPPORT YOU By Melissa Walsh Photos: Yanni
ehind an unassuming brick building in Frankston where cars drive past every day, there is a team of volunteers working tirelessly to help those in the community. With gently spoken manager Steven Phillips at the helm, Community Support Frankston is at the grass roots helping those who are going through hard times. With wisdom beyond his years, and a heart to help, Steven and the team assist local disadvantaged families and individuals experiencing food and financial hardship, especially around the festive season.
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“The organisation has been around for 50 years this year. It was originally the Frankston Citizens’ Advice Bureau which began offering help in the area in 1968 as a place where those in need could collect food and shopping vouchers,” said Mr Phillips, who began volunteering at the centre in his university days. “These days we offer information, support and advocacy for people who are having issues paying bills and everyday living problems, as well as the homeless. We do food parcels continued next page...
Peninsula Essence December 2018