Welcome to St. Benedict’s! A Co-operative Initiative of Christian Churches in Queanbeyan.
St. Benedict’s provides assistance in finding appropriate housing, provides meals, support, as well as emotional, physical, and spiritual security for guests.
Staff and volunteers are on duty at the centre 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and are available to assist you with practical and emotional support, information and advice.
When you come into the Centre a worker will assist you to identify your needs. If you wish, the worker will assist you to draw up a support plan. The support plan identifies how your needs can best be met, and the tasks which need to be undertaken by you and the worker. Referrals to other services may also be discussed with you.
St Benedict’s has access to a limited range of short and long-term accommodation and will assist Guests in their dealings with other services and Real Estate agents.
St Benedict’s workers will follow-up with any Guests that are in emergency or short term accommodation to ensure that tenancy requirements are being met and Guests are meeting the objectives set out in their support plan.
These services can include referrals to other services, attendance at court, visits to doctor’s surgeries, assistance with dealing with NSW Police, Centrelink and other agencies.
Tea and coffee making facilities are available during opening hours
A food parcels can be requested by contacting the staff at St Benedict’s and will be available for collection from the Centre by 4:00pm on the day.
St Benedict’s staff may deliver food parcels if Guests have restricted mobility.