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.


Women's Support Groups 2015

Living FreeTuesdays 21 July - 8 September
10:30am - 1.00pm

Living Free

A group for women who have experienced intimate partner violence or family violence.
An 8 session program in using art and creativity to explore your experience of family violence.
Group leaders are skilled facilitators and therapists.

There is no charge to attend this group. Contact Susan or Andrea on 98561500 or 0425 707 583 for more information.

Topics covered:
* 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.

Reclaiming your Self
Tuesdays 13 October - 8 December
10:30am - 1.00pm

Reclaiming your Self

A group for women who have experienced past intimate partner violence or family violence.
An 8 session program in using art and creativity to :

* Find your own voice and increase your own self respect
* Reflect on how you see yourself and what influences you
* Value your intuition and internal strength
* Reclaim your identity.

There is no charge to attend this group. Contact Susan or Andrea on 98561500 or
0425 707 583 for more information.


Entertainment Book 2015-16 - NOW AVAILABLE 

The EntertainmentTM Book is your guide to the best restaurants, cafes, theatres, hotel accommodation, attractions, sports and leisure activities, all with 25% to 50% off or 2-for-1 offers.

Virtually all the offers can be used without restrictions. With supermarkets and fuel offers included, it represents fantastic value that can help you save every day. For a small price you get access to over $20,000 in valuable offers. Participating businesses include Caltex, Woolworths, Adairs, Big W, Dan Murphy's, Review, Emirates, Sea World, Crown Towers and many more.

 As well as saving money and getting great value, by buying your Entertainment Book from Doncare, a percentage of each book sold will support programs and services for Manningham's most disadvantaged residents.

New EntertainmentTM Digital Membership

The brand new EntertainmentTM Digital Membership puts the value of the EntertainmentTM Book into your Apple or Android smartphone. With 'near me' technology and the ability to show and save using your phone, this is perfect for a person on-the-go, with no card or voucher to present. Digital Membership is only available when purchased online. 

Entertainment Book Doncare Melbourne


Templestowe Village Dine Out Card

One of the new 2015 fundraisers for The Templestowe
Football Club is the Dine Out in Templestowe Village Card.
The card sells for $45 and is mainly ”buy one, get on free”
with a potential saving of $300.
Click here to read
more about the card and about the 14 participating resturants/cafes.
Proceeds from the sale of the cards will support Templestowe
Football Club and Doncare. 

Please contact Doncare Reception on 9856 1500 if you wish to
purchase a card, or purchase a card in person at Suite 4, Level 1,
687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.


Doncare launches interactive relationships app -  iMatter iMatter App

Doncare was thrilled to have Rosie Batty, domestic violence campaigner and of Australian the Year 2015, speak at the official launch of the iMatter App on 14 February.  Please follow this link to view a short video clip of the launch:

The iMatter App has been developed to help young women understand the warning signs of abusive and controlling behaviour
in relationships as well as to promote healthy self-esteem. The aim is to build resilience, to educate about disrespect and
intimate partner violence and to promote conversations among young people about healthy relationship behaviour. Users can share content, save content to their phone and learn how to recognise and address controlling/abusive behaviour and gender inequality, as well as support others who are experiencing violence.

The interactive iMatter app provides a regularly updated series of positive messages, videos and quizzes to raise awareness of the warning signs and impact of intimate partner violence. The app also aims to empower users by providing information on self-esteem, assertiveness and details of support services. All of these features will enable users to be informed, forewarned and alert to dangerous behaviour and to learn how to achieve and maintain personal safety, both physical and psychological.

To download thee iMatter App through the App Stores on iTunes - and for Android devices - To follow iMatter on Facebook, click here  


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


Positions Vacant

  • Introduction to Volunteering: click here for session information.

  • Opportunity Shops: Doncare has seven opportunity shops located within the municipalities of Manningham and Whitehorse. If you are interested in volunteering at any of the 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




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