WENDOUREE Exodus Community house has been the victim of a vandalism attack which has forced it to close its weekly drop-in.
Volunteers at the centre said vandals broke in and let off a fire extinguisher in the house on Friday morning, leaving a trail of dust throughout. They also attacked the room of Father Frank Smith, who set up the centre.
Exodus Community house co-ordinator Elly Green said volunteers were still cleaning up the mess this morning, forcing them to close their doors to those they regularly support.
"We've had to wash the walls, the linen, it's all through the carpet," she said.
Each Saturday the group holds a drop-in meal, a lunch which is provided for anyone who wants to attend. Those who normally come include a person who has MS and one who has suffered a stroke.
"We had to ring this morning and say 'don't come'," she said. "That quite sad for us, they look forward to it."
Ms Green said she would be forced to change the locks of the house due to the incident. She said police were investigating.
"I feel like I've been violated. Like the house has been violated," she said.
"When they want something why don't they come and ask?"