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Give a helping hand

Support vulnerable families affected by COVID-19

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Give a helping hand

No Victorian family should be without a roof over their heads and food on their table. 

 

Covid-19 restrictions are easing, but unemployment rates haven’t changed.  

When Job Keeper payments cease in September, vulnerable families and individuals will be left in the lurch.

 

 

This is Abbie* - a 37-year-old Victorian mum with four young children. 

Abbie lost her job in the Covid-19 lockdown, and she’s now relying on the little savings she has to feed the kids and pay the rent, so that they don’t get kicked out of home.

 


“We got very behind in bills, and my husband & I became stressed as to how we would put food on the table. 
CatholicCare helped us pay our bills and with food relief.” 
“It lifted that weight off and relieved some stress, so we could concentrate on our children and making them feel safe at this scary time.” 
- Abbie 

 

Since Covid-19 hit, we’ve supported hundreds of people through our Emergency Relief program, and distributed thousands of dollars to ensure families can keep a roof over their head – and food on the table. 

"Emergency Relief can provide a circuit breaker for people at times of financial hardship, sometimes people just need a helping hand to get themselves back on track.” 
- Denise Lacey, CatholicCare Gippsland Regional Manager

 

Covid-19 has put a lot of stress on families – and not only financially. 

We are providing free counselling to support the mental health and wellbeing of families and individuals who are doing it tough. 

Counselling is conducted over the phone or through video conference, so that families in need can access support easily and in the comfort of their own home. 

 


Counselling can help with issues including: 
Relationship strain 
Anxiety, stress and depression 
Dealing with loss of income or employment 
Supporting struggling loved ones 

Remember, donate before 30 June to receive your tax deductible receipt! 

 

*At CatholicCare, we respect everyone who comes to us for help and many are working towards a fresh start in life. So while the stories and quotes are true, client names and images have been changed to protect their privacy. Thank you for your understanding.

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