Domestic violence help
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Below is a list of everyday necessities services, including secondhand clothing shops, emergency relief, soup kitchens, safe computer and Wi-Fi access, and government support. If you cannot find local everyday necessities services for your area, you can find a list of state and national everyday necessities services at the bottom of this page.
ECS operates a great quality 2nd hand clothing, furniture & household goods with the help of an army of dedicated volunteers. The ECS thrift shop is a great place to pick up good quality second hand items at bargain prices – all the while knowing you are supporting the great work that ECS does in our community.
What is available?
ECS is there to provide including emergency financial relief in the form of food vouchers, food hampers and if required emergency assistance with basic living needs such as clothing, bedding and basic household necessities to people in the Esperance and surrounding communities.
Local Community Service Providers can refer individuals – or application can be made by any person suffering hardship. To apply come in to ECS, please bring a current Centrelink Income Statement or proof of hardship. Evidence could include: outstanding utility bills, recent job loss. Phone us for more information if you are unsure if you qualify.
The Safe Connections program provides tech-abuse advice to women who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse as well as being able to provide women (and children) affected by domestic, family or sexual violence with a free Safe Connections phones and top-up credit (eligible clients can top-up 3 times in the financial year).
They also provide tech-abuse advice where they can organise appointments with one of our tech experts.
The Sir James Mitchell Fund is used to assist those who may need a helping hand. Applications for assistance are considered on an individual basis and are completely confidential. Assistance is in the form of IGA food cards, health expenses and other general assistance. It does not assist with whitegoods, rental bonds and arrears, utility bills (electricity, gas, water etc), car registration/maintenance, travel or funeral expenses.