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NEWSLETTER OF THE PILCH HOMELESS PERSONS' LEGAL CLINIC Edition 11 - December 2004

Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic

The Homeless Persons' Legal Clinic provides free legal assistance to, and advocacy on behalf of, people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Clinic aims to use the law to reduce unfair and unjust treatment of homeless people, to construct sustainable pathways out of homelessness, and to promote fundamental human rights.

Public Interest Law Clearing House
Level 1, 550 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
P: (03) 9225 6684
F: (03) 9225 6686

FREE HEALTH SERVICES

Medical reports are often required to support an application for revocation of unpaid PERIN fines on the basis of 'special circumstances', or to support an application for compensation as a victim of crime.
Below is a list of health services that can be accessed for free, and can provide free medical reports, provided that the patient:
calls beforehand to explain their special circumstances and to make an appointment;
provides a Medicare Card
provides a Health Care Card if possible. Health Care Cards can be obtained through Centrelink: www.centrelink.gov.au.

Royal District Nursing Service
113 Rosslyn St
West Melbourne 3003
(03) 8327 0100

Doutta Galla Community Health
Kensington Centre
12 Gower Street, Kensington 3031
(03) 9376 0523
Doctors' Appointments: (03) 9376 7674

Young People's Health Service
Frontyard Youth Services
19 King Street, Melbourne 3000
(03) 9611 2411
Eligibility: Young people (13-25 years).
Mon, Wed and Fri 12pm-5pm
Must call in advance to discuss case.

North Yarra Community Health
365 Hoddle St, Collingwood 3066
(03) 9411 4333
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 8:30am-6pm; Thurs 8:30am-7pm; Sat/Sun 9am-12pm

Fitzroy Centre
75 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065
(03) 9411 3555
Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-12pm

Carlton Centre
622 Lygon St, North Carlton 3054
(03) 9349 7333
Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 9am-5pm; Wed 1pm-5pm

South Melbourne Community Health Centre
341 Coventry Street,
South Melbourne 3205
(03) 9690 9144
Tues 4:30pm-9pm; Wed 9:30am-9pm

St Kilda Community Health Service
18 Mitford Street, St Kilda 3182
(03) 9534 0981

Living Room
Level 3, Baptist Place (off Little Collins St)
Melbourne 3000
(03) 9662 4488 or 1800 440 188
Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm

Moreland Community Health Service
Brunswick Centre
11 Glenlyon Rd, Brunswick 3056
(03) 9380 4297

MENTAL HEALTH LEGAL CENTRE
The Centre provides free, confidential legal advice to anyone who has experienced mental illness or had contact with mental health services. Based on consumer consultations, the Centre also conducts law reform, policy work and community education. Legal advice can be given over the phone. Advocacy for individuals can only be undertaken if the legal problem relates directly to their mental illness. The Centre can help with:

Complaints about the Mental Health System, Community Treatment Orders, involuntary detention, Administrators or Guardians
Problems with criminal law, family law, child welfare or unfair discrimination
Accessing medical files
Telephone Advice Line: (03) 9629 4422, or 1800 555 887 (for country callers)
Emergency reverse charge calls within Melbourne: 12550
Available 3pm-5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Address: Level 4, 520 Collins St, Melbourne. Open 9am-1pm and 2-5pm, Monday to Friday.

THE HOMELESS PERSONS LEGAL CLINIC PROVIDES FREE LEGAL ADVICE AT THESE LOCATIONS AND TIMES:

The Big Issue
148 Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Mon: 10:00am - 11:00am

Melbourne Citymission
214 Nicholson St
Footscray VIC 3011
Mon: 10:30am - 1:00pm
Footscray train station
Tram 82 (Droop St)

Ozanam House
179 Flemington Rd
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Tues: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Flemington Bridge train station
Trams 55, 59, 68 (Flemington Rd)

Urban Seed (Credo Café)
174 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tues: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Flagstaff Crisis Accommodation
9 Roden St
West Melbourne VIC 3003
Tues: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
North Melbourne train station
Tram 57 (Victoria St)

St Peter's Eastern Hill
15 Gisborne St
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Wed: 7:30am - 9:00am
Parliament train station
Trams 24, 42, 109 (Victoria Pde)

The Lazarus Centre
205 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
By appointment - call 9639 8510

Hanover Southbank
52 Haig St
Southbank VIC 3205
Wed: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Spencer Street train station
Tram 112 (Clarendon St)

HomeGround Argyle Housing
2/107 Cambridge St
Collingwood VIC 3066
Thurs: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Collingwood train station
Tram 86 (Smith St)

Salvation Army Life Centre
69 Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Thurs: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

 
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