Domestic violence help
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Below is a list of financial services, including financial counselling, planning and advice services. If you can’t find local financial support services for your area, there is a list of state and national financial support services at the bottom of this page.
How can KCLS help?
How can KCLS help?
Kimberley Community Legal Service provides an outreach service from Broome to Dampier Peninsula, Derby and Fitzroy Crossing.
KMMS provides a range of education services including; budgeting, debt management, saving plans, family payment education, bill paying, purchasing assistance, internet & phone banking, information on loans and credit cards, lost superannuation, tax assistance, financial counselling, insurances and free access to phone and computers.
The program currently services both the Derby township, and remote communities in the West Kimberley through an established outreach program. The outreach program ensures services are delivered to the following communities; Looma, Pandanus Park, Bebunburru, Mowanjum and the Gibb River Road (Imintji, Dodnun, Kupungarri and Ngallagunda).
Money management services provide practical and essential support to assist local people build longer-term capability to manage their money better and increase financial resilience. The money management service focuses on:
Centacare Kimberley offers support to people who are homeless, or are highly at risk of becoming homeless in Broome and Derby. Homelessness is where you don’t have a stable or secure place to live, so includes people who are living in overcrowded family homes. All people over the age of 25 are eligible for support. The focus of the three Homelessness services is to support individuals, couples and families to achieve the goal of obtaining and then maintaining long term stable housing in the Public Housing system, or, the private rental market.
The Derby service can work with any person who is Homeless, but does have a focus on supporting women and children who are escaping Domestic Violence to secure long term housing.
Homelessness Services offer a holistic response that can support people to overcome multiple life challenges, and are able to provide support in the areas of:
NWG Financial Counselling services assists individuals and families to maximise income and rationalise expenditure to make informed decisons about financial problems. They assist with food supplies when people are experiencing difficulties and require urgent assistance.
Ngunga has a Memorandum of Understanding with Woolworths, this is the Second BITE Program. This allows them to obtain perishable goods and damaged stock from Woolworths which is then provided to the people in need.
The Fitzroy Financial Counselling Service provides a range of help to members such as providing financial support and counselling services to individuals with regard to their banking, tax, small loans and saving needs;
Support through payments and services while you are looking for work or doing approved studies to help you find and keep a job.
To get this you must:
A payment for farming families in financial hardship.
To get this you must:
National Debt Helpline is a not-for-profit service that helps people tackle their debt problems. Their financial counsellors offer a free, independent and confidential service.
Your Toolkit is a free comprehensive online financial toolkit that is designed to help women facing domestic and family violence and financial abuse on their journey to more independent, confident and safe lives. Their website includes information on:
ASIC’s MoneySmart website is for all Australians – young or old, rich or poor, investing or paying off debt.
They offer free, independent guidance. They have smart tips on dealing with the ups and downs of life:
WAConnect is an online directory where users can search for food relief, financial counsellors and emergency accomodation among other services.
No Interest Loans (NILS) provide individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit.
Loans are available for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines, car repairs and medical procedures for up to $1,500. Repayments are set at an affordable amount over 12 to 18 months.
StepUp is a low interest loan for people on low incomes who have difficulty accessing credit from a bank. You can borrow from $800 – $3,000 with up to three years to pay it back. There are no fees. Loans can be used for items such as:
*Loans cannot be used for cash, debt consolidation, holidays or bills