One-to-one Support and Referral

We provide social or personal support and referral to isolated individuals, single parent families, migrants and public housing tenants who attend the centre. Occasional short term advocacy work is provided. 

Time: By appointment

Day: Tuesday & Friday 

Cost: Free to eligible participants

Open Door Outreach Hub

Our additional Open Door outreach hub, located at the base of the 480 Lygon Street public housing unit, provides a free drop in support and referral service for those in need of assistance. 

The welcoming staff provide a place where you can drop in for a coffee, lead or take part in a fun workshop or activity, borrow equipment from our exciting Kitchen Library, improve their English language skills, access information, and get practical advice. 

For more information on Open Door follow this link. 

Time: 9.30am-12.30pm

Day: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Cost: Free

Please note: Our Open Door office is currently closed to the public. Our staff are still available during regular business hours on 0491 133 317 or 

The CNLC Community Pantry

CNLC encourages students and locals to freely take, or donate, non-perishable foods on a regular basis. Vegetable produce from the Balam-Balam Community Garden is available when vegetables are in season.

Carlton Local Agency Network (CLAN)

CNLC coordinates the Carlton Local Agency Network (CLAN). This is an important opportunity for the numerous agencies and services (over 50) in Carlton to network, collaborate and share ideas. CLAN holds bi-monthly meetings at sites across Carlton. 

To join CLAN or find out more:


Community Information

CNLC provides a wide range of hard copy information on local and state-wide services. Topics include: health and community services, financial support, counselling, housing, mental health, family violence, and legal support. You are welcome to visit and collect information any time during business hours.

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