St Vincent De Paul – Financial Counselling

Vinnies financial counsellors are qualified professionals who offer independent financial advice and advocacy for people in financial difficulty.
 
Our counsellors work with clients to achieve positive financial outcomes, helping them to build their own capacity to avert financial crisis and reduce stress. 
 
Qualified financial counsellors can assist with queries and information including:
• Understanding your financial situation and taking control
• Strategies and options for dealing with financial difficulties
• Budgeting and practical steps to relieve financial stress
• Understanding your rights and responsibilities
• Negotiating with creditors
• The debt recovery process and the court system in relation to debt collection
• How the law can protect you in difficult financial times
• Bankruptcy information
• Referral to other specialised and appropriate services
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Over the past two years DVassist has been offering a telephone and webchat counselling service as part of a pilot project funded by the Commonwealth Government.

The project is now complete and consequently our counselling services are no longer operating as of Friday 21 October 2022.

For 24-hour confidential information, counselling and support for family and domestic violence please call
1800 Respect on 1800 737 732.

For crisis support, including referrals to women’s refuges, please call Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline on
1800 007 339.

If you are in immediate danger
please call 000.

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