GEORGES RIVER LIFE CARE

Supporting & Enriching the lives of people in our local community through caring and compassionate services

Amy* was referred to us by a Domestic Violence support service following a traumatic DV event.

She was left stranded with her children with no transport or money. She had many overdue bills and was stressed and trying to manage large debts.

Life Care was able to provide her with financial assistance and connected her in with our friends at Moneycare. Moneycare helped her to eliminate some of her debt and made repayment arrangements with her utilities providers.

We also advocated for her with other groups that were wrongfully requesting money from her, while providing her with emotional support and encouragement. Amy is still struggling but, with our help, has been pointed in a better direction. We continue to work with and support her in whatever way we can.

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Georges River Life Care is a local community, not for profit, charity organisation that has been in operation in Peakhurst since 2007. Governed by a highly professional, skills-based board, Life care specialises in three main areas:

Family Violence Support
Family Violence Support

Includes free legal support clinic and case management for families impacted by Domestic Violence

Community Relief
Community Relief

Provides both fresh food and pantry hampers as well as financial assistance and guidance for household bills.

ArtsLife
ArtsLife

A positive creative arts program aimed at vulnerable/disadvantaged children, families and adults with disabilities.

Alongside these services, Life Care provides support for families via Parenting programs, Autism Support and Grandparent Support.

 

In early December we met Brian*. Brian’s Case Manager reached out to us to see if we could help him with groceries.

Brian is receiving the pension and after he pays his rent he has very little left over to pay bills and buy the basic necessities. Some days he goes without food. Brian has no family and is very isolated. 

In December our Chipping Norton Life Care crew arranged for both a Christmas Hamper and a normal hamper to be dropped off to the Case Manager to deliver to him. The very next day the Case Manager emailed and told us that when Brian saw the hampers and the wonderful things that were inside the Christmas Hamper he began to cry. The hampers contained items and especially treats, that he would never have been able to afford. 

Since then, Brian has been receiving regular hampers, thanks to Oz Harvest and Life Care, delivered by one of our volunteers and their child. The child has been making cookies and brownies for Brian and they often have long chats at Brians front door. 

At Life Care, we often find that people are longing for connection and to feel valued. Spending extra time getting to know someone is just as rewarding for our team as it is for our clients. 

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All of the services Life Care provides have a unique connection. Life Care has carefully and considerably structured an organisation that goes beyond service provision to meet the needs of the vulnerable people in our community. We create pathways and opportunities for our clients and their families to engage well in the community, bringing hope to their families and supporting improved lifestyle choices. Our services provide pathways to other services, demonstrating our genuine desire to support and enrich the lives of people in our local community. 

Thanks to our major supporters

GET IN TOUCH

Glenn Power – Manager
Georges River Life Centre
23 Stanley Street Peakhurst NSW 2210
Phone: 02 9153 6300

HELPFUL LINKS

Autism Community
Georges River Life Church
St George Family Services
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