CWA of WA Sir James Mitchell Fund

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.

Bloodwood Tree – Emergency Relief

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible to apply for Emergency Relief in the form of Coles (food-only) gift cards.

St Vincent de Paul Society – Emergency Relief and Home Visitation Program

Emergency Relief assistance through food, material aid, budget advice, utility bills, advocacy issues as well as friendship and support. Home Visitations are carried out by ‘members’ who join local groups called ‘conferences’. Conference members are volunteers who meet regularly to provide mutual support, spiritual reflection and to discuss how best to respond to the people they assist.

Albany Community Foundation

The Albany Community Foundation is a non-for-profit organisation with the vision of assisting local people in our community who have fallen on hard times at no fault of their own. The ACF endeavours to support the local community in a wide range of activities from providing support to local individuals, families and community projects as well as filling gaps in funding and services for existing charities.

Salvation Army – Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief is a community services program seeking to provide short-term support through the allocation of food parcels and vouchers, advocacy and counselling.

Karingal Neighbourhood Centre – Karijini Family Violence & Counselling Service

Karijini Family Violence & Counselling Services is a free community service that provides:

  • Confidential support and counselling for personal, emotional and family issues
  • Support and counselling is available to victims, perpetrators, other associate family members and children
  • Safety Plans
  • Risk Assessments
  • Referral
  • Short Term emergency accommodation
  • Emergency financial relief

Services Australia – Crisis Payment

To get this you must:

  • be eligible for an income support payment from us
  • be in severe financial hardship
  • have an extreme life change. You can get it if you:
  • are experiencing family and domestic violence
  • get out after 14 days from prison or psychiatric confinement as a result of an offence
  • are a Humanitarian Entrant into Australia for the first time
  • go through a natural disaster not covered by the Disaster Recovery Payment
  • are in Australia when the event occurred, and when you submit your claim
  • are eligible for an income support payment.

WAConnect

WAConnect is an online directory where users can search for food relief, financial counsellors and emergency accomodation among other services.

Share and Care Community Services – Emergency Accommodation Program

This program assists persons who are at risk of becoming homeless or who are homeless and offers:

  • Short term crisis, hostel/hotel/motel accommodation for the homeless.
  • Information and referral to other services to assist in meeting the ongoing needs of homeless persons.
  • Assistance with part payments of bonds and/or ingoing costs

This service covers the Wheatbelt.

Anglican Church Wongan Hills – Dalwallinu

Food and gift vouchers are available for those in need from the Church Office. The first time someone is in need, they are given emergency food and further professional help is sought as required. Any time someone returns for further assistance, they are required to help around the church or community in exchange for food or voucher donation.

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