Our emergency relief program provides year-round assistance to our community. Every emergency relief appointment is tailored to suit our clients’ needs, and includes a one-to-one chat with one of our compassionate volunteer intake workers, who aim to get to know each person on a personal level, in an effort to be as effective as possible in our assistance.
Emergency relief appointments can include food hampers, assistance with utility bills, rent assistance, pharmacy vouchers, and local op-shop vouchers.
On average, we provide support to more than 60 families each month through this program.
Our community lunch program runs every Wednesday and is based out of the hall at 6 Gordon Street, Ipswich, right next door to our office building. This lunch service is free of charge, and provides lunch, mateship and a sense of community for those experiencing social isolation, homelessness, loneliness or who are otherwise struggling to make ends meet.
Every month, we provide a hot meal and listening ear to around 150 people through this program.
reSTORE is a small grocery store which offers an alternative, affordable shopping experience for those experiencing financial hardship and crisis, or who are otherwise on a tight budget. reSTORE is open every Thursday from 9:00am until 2:00pm, and stocks a wide variety of fruit and vegetable, meat, pantry staples, hygiene essentials, household cleaning products and baby products.
reSTORE items are typically priced at around $1 each, however there are a number of items which are free!