Uniting Winter Appeal

The number of homeless and struggling families is set to grow amid poor living circumstances and financial pressures.

Enquiries to Uniting Vic.Tas emergency relief centres have grown significantly over the last 12 months with more people requiring material aid such as food, vouchers and child education support.

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Winter Appeal

All it takes is one crisis for your life to unravel…

Imagine you feel secure. You have your house, your child and your partner. Yet with cost of living rising, you’re just one crisis away from hunger and homelessness yourself.

All it takes is an unexpected job loss.

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Emergency Relief

From happy family to homeless…

Richard was happily married with 2 primary age girls, Emma and Hayley. He had a stable job.

Then came a series of traumatic events. His wife died from cancer, leaving the girls without their mum. Then Richard had a workplace injury.

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When most people think of ‘the homeless’ they picture a middle-aged unshaven man living on the streets.

The face of homelessness has changed though with UnitingCare agencies assisting individuals and families who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to a financial emergency, domestic crisis or eviction from private rental due to the rising costs.

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For the socially and economically disadvantaged winter is a time when the competing needs for warmth and shelter leaves little for a basic meal.

Meals programs provided by UnitingCare agencies offer a warm place for people to come in, meet friends and find additional support as well as a nourishing meal.

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