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Community Services

We all need some support at times in our life

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Family Support

The Family Support Service sees 150 clients per week providing food and emergency relief. Low-intensity case management and advocacy are critical to the service. The service distributes around 750 hampers at Christmas time. The programmes are part of an essential holistic service with all other community programmes and runs specialist programmes for clients in general life skills, i.e. cooking, personal hygiene, etc.

Family Support is a participant of the No Interest Loans Scheme, WA. This service operates five days per week.
Inquiries can be handled by ringing or by appointment it further assistance is required.

Phone: (08) 9349 7488

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Financial Counselling

The service case manages around 15 people at a time, who have found themselves facing financial hardship. The service teaches life skills in budgeting and provides paralegal support to clients requiring this service. Advocacy is a vital function of this service. The Financial Counsellor works closely with Family Support Services and the Family Accommodation Programme.

This service operates five days per week. Inquiries can be handled by ringing or by appointment it further assistance is required.

Phone: (08) 9349 7488

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Family Housing

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The Family Housing service manages ten houses. Eight of the homes have head lease arrangements with The Department of Housing and Works and two houses sublet through local Real Estate Agencies. The service provides housing to families who are either homeless or facing immediate risk of homelessness. Paralegal support, advocacy and life skills training are critical features of this service. The service also assists in obtaining white goods and furniture for clients entering the programme who have none. The worker is responsible for the managing of rents and maintenance of houses in the Scheme and liaising with the Real Estate agents, from whom the Program houses are subleased.

This service operates five days per week. Inquiries can be handled by ringing or by appointment if further assistance is required.

Phone: (08) 9349 7488

 

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Emergency Relief

Are you finding life tough?

Not enough money to make ends meet or need assistance for an emergency in your life?

Financial problems can affect people from all walks of life. Sometimes things go wrong and we all could do with a little help at times. The Salvation Army offers a range of support options to help with financial difficulties, depending on the nature of your problems. Our aim is to meet your immediate material needs, whilst working at understanding your situation. We want to assist you with any underlying long-term issues to prevent you from falling deeper into the poverty cycle.

Phone: (08) 9349 7488

 

 

Early Learning Centre

The Early Learning Centre offers 50 long-day childcare placements for children 0–6 years. The service has a 3-year accreditation and is supported by qualified and non-qualified staff. The service does offer respite care when required. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 7.15am to 5.30pm. Weekly fees are paid by parents and, depending on the families economic status (determined by Centrelink), a subsidy of up to 85% of the fee is paid by Family and Community Services (Federal). The service is the cheapest in the country and the only one run by The Salvation Army in the Southern Territory. Income is derived solely from parent fees, donations and fundraising.

This service operates five days per week. Inquiries can be handled by ringing or by appointment if further assistance is required.

Monday to Friday, 7.15am to 5.30pm
(08) 9349 7488

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Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop sells low-cost quality goods to the local community and is entirely manned by volunteers. All items sold, go back into supporting the local community.

Please drop in and see the high quality and variety of goods on offer. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Monday to Friday

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