Emergency Relief

care-and-concernThe volunteers at Care and Concern have been helping the needy in the local area since the 1970’s. After years of cooperation, Care and Concern became part of UnitingCare Werribee Support and Housing in 2005.

Our Emergency Relief Programs and Opportunity Shop would not exist without the dedication and support provided by our volunteers. For many years these programs have provided the essential support required by Wyndham’s most vulnerable families, and in more recent times, the fire victims from the 2009 Black Saturday.

Opportunity Shop

testOur Opportunity Shop operates from the front of Crossroads Uniting Church in Synnot Street on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10.00-2.00pm.

All items are donated and sold to the public. Money from sales helps to support the Agencies Emergency Relief and other programs.

Donated items should be taken into the shop on their operating days.

 

 

 

Food Vouchers

Food-VouchersEmergency Food Vouchers are provided to eligible clients Monday to Friday each week. Clients need to attend the agency in the morning on the relevant day and produce their Centrelink benefit card and statement of income. Funding restricts the number of vouchers able to be given out to clients.

 

 

 

 

 

Food parcels

Clients who miss-out on a voucher can call into the office at 19 Duncan’s Road for a food parcel. Due to the increasing demand for food, we have to limit the request to one per fortnight.

Clients may call into the Office any day Monday-Friday between 9.00-5.00pm (closed for lunch 12.30-1.00pm each day).

Furniture Program

Clients of UnitingCare Werribee Support and Housing are able to access the Furniture Program. Furniture items that are donated to the agency are delivered free of charge to clients. A range of furniture items are available from sofas, armchairs, beds, tables and chairs etc.

To make a donation, please contact our receptionist with the details.

UnitingCare Christmas Gift Appeal

Through the UnitingCare Share Appeal and Operation Santa at Target Hoppers Crossing and Point Cook, UnitingCare Werribee Support and Housing receives Xmas gifts for children of local families who meet the criteria.

To find out further information or to access this program during the month of December, contact our reception to register details and make an appointment.