Western Port Community Support (WPCS) is a not for profit community based service essentially offering emergency relief and support for those who find themselves in short term crisis. We are based in the new Peninsula Community Health Complex at 185 High Street Hastings.
Established as a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) in 1979 by a small group of concerned citizens, the WPCS has become a much needed and valued asset within our community.
Operating in partnership with other community and charitable groups plus local and national Government agencies, we currently support a workforce of four paid professional staff and over 40 trained volunteers.
Major funding is provided by the Mornington Peninsula Shire who also provide our premises as part of the new Hastings complex. Funding for emergency relief is supplied by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, supplemented by donations from philanthropic trusts, churches, businesses and charitable organisations.
We pride ourselves on providing a caring and unbiased one on one service to the hundreds of clients who pass through our doors each year.
With the continuing and rapid growth of the Western Port area there is an ever increasing demand for emergency support services across a wide range of social-economic groups within our community.
WPCS is dedicated to continue to provide these vital community services.
Public Holidays 2017
Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 7th November 2017
Christmas Day - Monday 25th December 2017
Boxing Day - Tuesday 26th December 2017
Public Holidays 2018
New Year's Day - Monday 1 January 2018
Australia Day - Friday 26th January 2018
Labour Day - Monday 12 March 2018
Good Friday - Friday 30 March 2018
Easter Sunday - Sunday 1 April 2018
Easter Monday - Monday 2 April 2018
Anzac Day - Wednesday 25 April 2018
Queen's Birthday - Monday 11 June 2018
Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 6 November 2018
Christmas Day - Tuesday 26th December 2018
Boxing Day - Wednesday 26th December 2018