Our Services

UnitingCare Geelong assists and supports individuals and families and communities to improve social wellbeing. The programs and services are mainly provided by volunteers, and operated based on Christian principles and values and the ethos of the Uniting Church in Australia.

The main office is based in Grovedale Victoria. Services are provided to over 7,000 families annually through our branches at Grovedale, Corio/Norlane and Winchelsea.

Assistance is also given through our 7 opportunity shops in the Greater Geelong area including Drysdale and Pt Lonsdale.

Each year we experience changes in the demographic of our clients and in the assistance they need. There have been a variety of people coming to the UnitingCare Geelong agency with multiple and complex psychosocial and health related issues such as serious mental illness, drug and alcohol dependence and family violence issues.  As a result, our service delivery has expanded to include a full-time employed Linkage Outreach Worker taking appointments and responding to immediate crisis. This can include client referral to more specialist services and appropriate professional assistance and supports.

 

for more information on our various services please click a link to one of our other web pages (or navigate via the website menu bar above):

Overview
Emergency Relief
Food Distribution
Bill Assist
Small Loans / Microfinance
No Interest Loans
ADDs Up Loans
Client Advocacy and Linkage
Education Assistance Program
Christmas Assistance Program