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Community

Family Support

The service sees 150 clients per week providing food and emergency relief. Low intensity case management and advocacy are key to the service. The service distributes around 750 hampers at Christmas time. The programmes is part of an integral 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 5 days per week. Inquiries can be handled by ringing (08) 9349 7488 or by appointment it furthur assistance is required.

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 key function of this service. The Financial Counsellor works closely with Family Support Services and the Family Accommodation Programme.

This service operates 5 days per week. Inquiries can be handled by ringing (08) 9349 7488 or by appointment it furthur assistance is required.

Family Housing

The service manages 10 houses. Eight of the houses 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. Para legal support, advocacy and life skills training are key features of this service. The service also provides support 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 programme and liasing with the Real Estate agents the programme houses are subleased from.

This service operates 5 days per week. Inquiries can be handled by ringing (08) 9349 7488 or by appointment it furthur assistance is required.

Community Services Emergency Relief

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Early Learning Centre

Offers 50 long-day child care 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 5 days per week. Inquiries can be handled by ringing (08) 9349 7488 or by appointment it furthur assistance is required.

Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop sells low cost quality goods to the local community. It is entirely manned by volunteers.