We run community meals, groups, projects and events to connect with and serve the community. For those struggling financially, we provide practical support, such as food, material and financial assistance. We walk alongside those going through difficult times, offering one-to-one mentoring through our COACH, Kids Hope and Mummy&Me programs, empowering them with life skills, as well as supporting individuals with parenting classes, single mums groups, budgeting, resume writing and energy advocacy. Our counselling services help individuals, couples and families faced with life challenges such as mental health, addiction, relationship and parenting issues.
Despite the constraints brought about by COVID-19, we were able to adapt many of our programs; and together with our team of volunteers, we provided close to 4826 services to over 1031 individuals and families. COVID ‘sickness’ may not be rampant in our country, but the silent effects of it; loss of jobs and businesses, family violence and breakdown, mortgage stress and anxiety are very real to the people that we support.
This year, with the pandemic continuing, we are experiencing a daily increased demand for all our services. Through your generous support and partnership, we will be able to continue to reach out to people in need, blessing them with love, hope and tangible help, empowering people to thrive.
“I was grief stricken with the loss of my partner and lost my business when COVID hit. I don’t know where I’d be without the care and support of CLCC. The comprehensive care they’ve provided including counselling to give me confidence to seek employment and the regular food support has meant a lot to me. They also helped me negotiate a better plan for my utilities and provided assistance with applying for government grants. While I still have my struggles, I feel like I am making good progress towards a better future.
“I was separated from my wife and daughter who was stuck in India because of COVID. My situation was quite dire. I was finding it hard to afford basic living expenses as I tried to get back on top financially and save enough to get my family home as well. The mental strain was immense. CLCC was the only agency willing to support me regularly. They helped with financial counselling for assistance with debts and basic needs like food and clothing. I so appreciated the mental health support through the COACH program as I battled discouragement, unemployment, and separation from my family. They even went the extra mile to help me with my attempts to get my family home!”