JOSEPH'S CORNER IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT SUPPORT SERVICE FOR FAMILIES LIVING WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION


Joseph's Corner was established in 2001 in a response to the community's need for support for families living with alcohol and drug addiction. Joseph's Corner is now located at three centres in Yarraville, Hopper's Crossing and Laverton.

Mission

Joseph's Corner will work with the community to assist in dealing with the harmful effects of drug and alcohol use.

Joseph's Corner will have the particular mission to work with and care for families and friends of the users by providing a service free of charge.

Aims

  • To provide support to families in stress and crisis.
  • To provide appropriate ongoing support service, to enable families to cope and manage their difficult situation.

Services Offered

  • Counselling with a qualified counsellor
  • Networking
  • Referral information
  • Companionship
  • Group support sessions
Appointments can be made for each centre by ringing 03 9315 2680.

Friends of Joseph's Corner

The Friends of Joseph's Corner is a fundraising group who are committed to raising funds to finance the employment of the counsellors and running costs of the three centres. They are always looking for people who can contribute time, ideas and/or money.

Volunteers

To operate successfully Joseph's Corner relies on volunteers to assist with the welcoming, administration and general running of the Joseph's Corner counselling sites and assisting in the Joseph's Corner shop Merrijig.

If you would like to work for Joseph's Corner, please ring Jeanne Dwyer on 9315 2680 for more details.

Deanery

Joseph's Corner is a service of the WESTGATE Deanery that consists of the following parishes:
  • Altona
  • Altona North
  • Hoppers Crossing
  • Hoppers Crossing North
  • Laverton
  • Newport/Spotswood
  • Werribee
  • Yarraville/Kingsville
  • Williamstown