Did you know that many South Australian families are just two pay days away from homelessness? All it takes is a job loss, illness or multiple utility bills to tip a family over the edge, and this is when AnglicareSA
The social service organisation has been providing support to the state’s most vulnerable for more than 150 years. It provides care to more than 58,000 elderly, homeless, unemployed and financially disadvantaged people each year through its diverse programs including foster care, financial literacy, Aboriginal services, disability care, homelessness and aged care.
AnglicareSA chief executive Peter Sandeman says the economic and social wellbeing of our state are inextricably linked.
“If families are working well then workers are productive, but if something’s wrong at home this often causes problems for employers - so supporting our projects makes good economic sense as well as good social sense,” he says.
AnglicareSA projects include Turning Point
, which provides safe and stable short-term accommodation for single-parent families experiencing homelessness, and their Australian-first Mobile Wardrobe service, delivering brand new clothes to South Australians in need. Domestic violence victims, asylum seekers, indigenous communities, former prison inmates and the homeless, are among vulnerable groups to benefit from the initiative.
To learn more about AnglicareSA and how you can support them, watch this week's member profile video here:
You can watch previous member profile videos here