Featured Organisation

Every month we showcase the
wonderful work being carried out by
one of our registered organisations.

Chelsea Community Support Services Incorporated

Chelsea Community Support Services Inc. (ChelCSS) is a not for profit incorporated association that was established to provide emergency relief and social support services to the residents of Chelsea and surrounding suburbs. The agency is governed by a community based Committee of Management, managed by a paid part-time manager and staffed by a large number of trained volunteers, two part-time employees and a number of visiting professionals.

The services provided by ChelCSS include:

  • Emergency relief
  • Community Information
  • Practical support (assistance with reading and typing letters and forms)
  • Individual support provided by a caseworker
  • Referrals to counselling provided by trained psychologists
  • Tax Help
  • Justice of the Peace

Visiting or co-located agencies providing outreach services include:

  • Peninsula Community Legal Centre
  • Australian Hearing
  • Taskforce
  • Family Mediation Centre

ChelCSS is a member of Community Information and Support Victoria (CISVic) which is the peak body for the community information and support sector. We also enjoy a close relationship with other welfare and support agencies in the local community and belong to a number of networks including: The Victorian Council of Social Service, Foodbank Victoria, Westernport Regional Association of Community Information Centres and the Southern Emergency Relief Network.

ChelCSS recognises the growing needs and factors of disadvantage that have affected low income, disabled and unemployed people in the area. We have a commitment to providing the best information and referral service to community members and to this end ChelCSS is always looking for ways to improve connection to services. Despite its limited staff resources, ChelCSS values positive networking and engages as much as possible with Centrelink and other relevant agencies and community groups to build positive working relationships.

We are located at the back of the Chelsea Library opposite the carpark

Introduction to Volunteering Presentation

To learn more about Chelsea Community Support and how you can get involved please join us at our next Introduction to Volunteering presentation with a guest speaker on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Tuesday, July 10th from 10am – 11am

Frankston Library (in the Long Room)

60 Playne Street, Frankston.

Bookings essential: please contact us on 9770 6492 or email us at info@impactvolunteering.org.au

FREE to attend.

For more information visit the Chelsea Community Support website www.chelsea.org.au