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COVID-19 financial assistance

COVID-19 financial assistance

As COVID–19 continues to impact our communities, we are helping to provide emergency assistance to those in need. If you are struggling, you may be able to get financial assistance

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The Salvation Army COVID-19 help and updates

As the COVID-19 emergency continues to grip the country, it is affecting individuals and families in ways never imagined possible. Thousands losing their jobs and facing potential eviction; elderly people confined to their homes without much support; and those already experiencing hardship faced with the prospect of worsening conditions.

In light of this pandemic, The Salvation Army is working hard to continue providing essential assistance and services to communities across Australia. We have adapted some of our services based on government directives and for the safety of our community and are now providing take-away instead of sit-down meals, and using phone and video calls, rather than always meeting face-to-face.

The Salvos are here to provide emergency relief assistance. In tough times like this, you don't have to go it alone. Reach out to us and we can support you in a range of ways during COVID-19.

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Keeping safe during COVID-19

As we practice social distancing and get used to working from home, coping with the new environment and situation can be challenging. Below are some resources and advice about what you should be doing to protect yourself against COVID-19.

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The Salvation Army Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.

We value and include people of all cultures, languages, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and intersex status. We are committed to providing programs that are fully inclusive. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.

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The Salvation Army is an international movement. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name with love and without discrimination.

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