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Life Essentials Community Hub

Located in the heart of the Bendigo CBD at 214 Hargreaves St Bendigo, this is the home of MADCOW® Café and the place where people come to meet to share life, seek help and celebrate with friends.

Life Essentials op-shop provides affordable, essential items for sale at good prices. Our cafe provides breakfast, a hot lunch and hospitality every weekday for those experiencing homelessness. Whether it’s blankets for the homeless, furniture for families in crisis or just some basic fresh food, we try to provide a safe environment and a listening ear for people struggling with life’s journey.

We also offer general counselling to the public through our Gilead Counselling Service.