UnitingCare Norlane Emergency Relief Agency
The Emergency Relief program is all about working collaboratively to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people build financial health and wellbeing and this can be achieved by providing support to address immediate needs in time of crisis to assist people to get their lives back on track. Our clients often arrive at the agency experiencing stresses involving homelessness, inability to meet cost of living expenses, hunger and disconnectedness, lack of family and emotional support and dysfunctional relationships.
Providing food and food vouchers and material aid goes a long way to assist with these problems in the short term, but often referrals to other services and provision of information and advocacy are required. This means that we have a part in creating change for our clients in the long term, working with people to find their own solutions. Dignity and pride comes with independence and Uniting Care Geelong can enable people to experience this.