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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.
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.
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.
ParentsNext is a pre-employment program aimed at parents with young children. The program works with parents in assisting them to identify and reach their education and employment goals.
Support through ParentsNext might include:
If you find yourself in difficult circumstances, you can access short-term financial assistance in the form of food parcels and vouchers.
Emergency relief helps people to address their immediate basic needs in times of financial crisis or hardship through material or financial aid (e.g. vouchers, clothes and food parcels). Support is offered in a way that maintains the dignity of individuals and families and encourages self-reliance. As well as financial and material support, we also link people with services in the community to help them address the challenges that are affecting their financial wellbeing.
Emergency Relief is available every Tuesday morning in Geraldton and Carnarvon as well as every Thursday morning in Geraldton by appointment only. Please telephone at 8:00am on the day Emergency Relief is available to arrange an appointment.
The Financial Management Program (FMP), Broome CIRCLE offers many services that support people experiencing financial crisis. If you are in this situation, seeing a member of the Broome Circle FMP team could help to improve your personal financial situation and meet personal goals.
A Capability Worker can help you with:
Financial Counsellors can help you with your complex financial needs such as: