Support with compassion

This year’s Uniting Winter Share Appeal means more than ever before to so many people.

In these trying times, the face of vulnerability is changing.

Thousands of Victorians and Tasmanians are finding themselves unemployed for the first time and are already reaching out to Uniting services for support - and this is only the start.

Matt's story

One of those people is Matt.  He was clearly devastated when he arrived at Uniting Hobart. After 14 years in his job he was made redundant. Having full-time care of his young daughter and looking after his elderly mother makes this situation extremely challenging for him, as you can imagine.

For many of us, we’re adapting to these unfamiliar shifts in what we once considered our normal daily life. It’s hard to conceive how tough it must be to not only be in isolation and have lost your sense of self, but also to have suddenly lost the ability to care for the people that you cherish.

All people deserve to have a sense of wellbeing and this is only possible when we work alongside each other.

Your support has never been more important.

With your support we can assist people of all ages and stages of life who are experiencing hardship and dealing with life's complexities. Now more than ever, all of our services across Victoria and Tasmania are working together as one to provide tangible support to those experiencing crisis, disadvantage and social isolation.

Your donation today will allow those in greatest need to be nourished, sustained and strengthened during this period of uncertainty and beyond.

Together we can improve the lives of those in our community who are vulnerable.

Emergency Relief

We will be there for you when you need it most.  If you are experiencing financial hardship, we can provide practical resources and guidance.

Partnership to deliver crisis accommodation for women in Melbourne’s East

We have partnered with a number of organisations to build an eight-unit facility to support women facing homelessness to take control of their lives and transition into sustainable, safe and long-term housing.

The lasting impact of giving

Jhez Mattsson was seven months' pregnant when she fell on hard times and sought food and shelter from a church.

Ten years later, her son Troy has returned the favour.

*This is a true story about a real person. Some details such as names have been changed to respect the privacy of the person.