Doncare - Community Services

Doncare works in partnership with Bendigo Bank to support the local community

Doncare is also funded by the following government departments




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Strengthening the Local Community

Doncare provides support to families, the aged, youth and disadvantaged in the City of Manningham and surrounds. Our approach to working with the community operates on three levels:

  • providing assistance

  • prevention through support and education; and

  • enlisting community involvement.

Our services are primarily delivered by a team of over 500 trained volunteers who are managed by a small team of paid staff.


Thank you for your support of individuals and families in need at Christmas time - any food is always greatly appreciated. Please call Barbara Zeller on 9856 1500 for donation enquiries.


Doncare and Rotary launch new domestic violence app for VictoriansLiveFree app

The Rotary Club of Doncaster and Doncare launched a new iPhone app on 17 September for Victorians
who are experiencing domestic and family violence. The LiveFree app for iPhones, developed by Vortilla Digital,
provides information and access to local and state based resources and support services for people experiencing domestic violence. LiveFree has been developed by Doncare, thanks to the support of the Rotary Club Manningham, with the aim of putting information about domestic violence where to get help across Victoria in the palm of your hand.

The app is designed to help build awareness around domestic and family violence issues. LiveFree has detailed descriptions of family and domestic violence situations to help victims understand the types of behaviours that can be classified as abuse or family violence. To download the LiveFree app, follow this link   and to follow the LiveFree app on Facebook, please see the link beow, click here


Doncare's Women's Support Groups 2015

In 2015, Doncare will continue to facilitate groups for women who have experienced past abuse.

  • Living Free - an 8 week session using art and creativity to explore your experience of family violence.
    Click here for details.
    Tuesday 3 February until 24 March 2015
    10:30 am - 1:00pm

    Topics covered include:
     - Women's and children's response to family violence
     - Myths and beliefs about family violence
     - Self care
     - Grief and loss
     - Anger, blame and guilt
     - Moving forward.

  • Recognising the Warning Signs - seeing the risks in potential new relationships. Click here for more details.
    Tuesday 21 April until 19 May 2015
    10:30 am - 1:00pm.

    A 5 session program uising art and creativity to introduce the Shark Cage concept.
     - Explore how you have responded to the warning signs in the past
     - Learn how to build your own Shark Cage
     - Repair and renovate your Shark Cage for the future.


NOW OPEN .... Doncare's NEW Op Shop in Jackson Court, Doncaster East!

If you are interested in volunteering at this shop, or any of Doncare's other opportunity shops, please read about the type of work involved here and complete the application form here and return it to Doncare, to one of our shops or e-mail to


Please click here to download Doncare's 45th Annual Report (2103-14)



Positions Vacant

  • Introduction to Volunteering: click here for session information.





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