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Uniting Vic.Tas supports the health and wellbeing of individuals and families so they can feel included in the Sale community. Through our various programs and services, you can access the assistance you need and have the confidence and skills to thrive.
At 126 Raymond Street, we provide a range of different community, homelessness and family services including family violence counselling, parenting skills and foster care.
Housing and support services at Uniting Vic.Tas Sale provide homelessness case management and support services, crisis support, transitional support, counselling, crisis resolution, personal care, life skills training, information and advocacy, assistance with accessing appropriate long-term housing, training, and employment opportunities.
Funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, the Children’s Resource Program assists, supports, and resources homelessness and other non-government services to respond more effectively to the needs of children who have experienced homelessness and/or family violence.
Uniting Homelessness to Home assists vulnerable members of the community to leave emergency hotel accommodation and move into their own home with support to help maintain their new tenancies and their health and wellbeing.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, we’re here to help. With a dedicated and compassionate team of staff and volunteers at our Raymond Street location, we provide a safe, welcoming environment where you will be heard and respected.
Our emergency relief services in Sale offer practical resources and a listening ear from someone who cares. You can receive:
Am I eligible?
Emergency Relief recipients must be unable to afford to pay a bill or an imminent risk of being unable to pay a bill, to be eligible for this service. There are exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
What to bring to your first visit:
Across Victoria and Tasmania, we offer a free Energy Bills Support program. Uniting Vic.Tas can help you if you’re getting behind on your energy bills and require assistance to contact your retailer, stop a disconnection notice or set up a payment plan. We can also help you learn more about how you can save money on your energy bills. Call us on 1800 313 126 or email [email protected]. This is a free over the phone service, that anybody can access.
If you are experiencing family violence, you can access the right support to find safety and stability. Our family violence services work to understand your unique situation and help you work towards a better future, free of violent behaviour.
You can access family violence counselling which provides confidential sessions to discuss your experience, discuss safety plans and even be referred to additional support services.
Being a full-time, part-time or occasional carer can be challenging at the best of times. The carer gateway program is to help make your life a little easier with short-term services are available to help lighten the load and protect your wellbeing. You can access services such as carer counselling, peer support groups and respite assistance.
Call Carer Gateway at 1800 422 737.
Uniting helps to support vulnerable children in need by connecting them to safe and stable homes with our foster care service. If you are interested in assisting children and young people grow in a safe and caring environment; you can be a foster carer and provide emergency, weekend, short-term and long-term care. Uniting can also provide you with specialised training and support so you can provide the best possible care.
Sometimes a child cannot live with their parents, so care is provided through a family member or a person connected to the social network of a child, this is referred to as kinship care.
Being a carer can come with some new responsibilities and challenges, so we provide a kinship care service to help support those needing financial and legal assistance as well as additional support. You can participate in cooking groups, support sessions and other social activities.
Being a parent is a wonderful thing, but it can take time and support to fully develop your parenting skills. Our parenting skill development service offers multiple programs which work to help you become the best parent you can be so your family has the opportunity to thrive.
Our playgroup program enables you to connect with other families and social support workers so you can learn and build confidence in parenting skills. For more personalised assistance, our one-on-one support program provides a more tailored approach enhancing parenting skills and builds on your unique family’s strengths.
Caring for a child with complex disabilities puts families under additional stress. Uniting Sale, in partnership with Gippsland Lakes Complete Health, supports children and young people with complex disability needs and their families by helping to ensure necessary supports are in place to help families stay together in the family home.
Sometimes there are challenges that make it hard to go to school every day. Through the Navigator program, Uniting Vic.Tas Sale provide education support services to young people, their families, and schools, to enable them to achieve their educational goals.
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