Stage 3 COVID restrictions: We are here to support you

From July 8 – all metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire return to Stage 3 public health restrictions, until Wednesday 19 August 2020.  If you live in these areas there are only 4 reasons you can leave home.

  1. Shopping for food and other essential items
  2. To provide care giving, for compassionate reasons or seeking medical advice
  3. For exercise (outdoor only, with one other person or members of your household)
  4. To work or study, if you cannot work or study from home

drummond street services remains open- providing all our support services and programming via our online and phone.  Updates will be posted on our websites and social media channels.

As always, we remain committed to support people, led by communities and needs of individuals and of families.  We continue to adapt our programs to be creative, innovative and useful to help stay connected.  We know this important at this time, more than ever.

drummond street services continues to express our solidarity with communities living in the housing estates in hard lockdown. We recognise the strength and determination shown by the public housing residents of Flemington and North Melbourne, and across all public housing estates in Melbourne.  We have had the privilege for many years to work with these communities and residents, alongside them and for them.

This does not change.

Nor should the advocacy and the genuine listening and amplifying the voices of these communities for real and genuine change and to shape services and the support needed as part of building back better.   This includes urgent action to the public housing crisis and the investment in more social and community housing.

We maintain our connection with residents and community members, continuing to provide support with food, essential items, advocacy, along with emotional, mental health and wellbeing support for all families.

Contact drummond street services on 96636733 or at enquiries@ds.org.au  or go to our website www.ds.org.au for further information and if you need support

Contact the drum youth services through reception or at youthservices@ds.org.au. Instagram and Facebook @thedrumyouthservices

Contact W|respect for LGBTIQ family violence support 1800 LGBTIQ

Victoria legal aid has established a dedicated line providing free legal information and advice for Victorians. Available M-F 8am – 6pm 1800 113 432 or  https://www.fclc.org.au/find_a_community_legal_centre

We will make it through this again.

Our communities have shown time and time again their resilience and strength.   You aren’t alone drummond street services isn’t going anywhere, we are here to support you, please reach out when you need it.