At UnitingSA, demand for our emergency assistance and homelessness services increases during winter as more people reach out for help to ensure they can keep their families safe, warm and healthy.
This year, the need in our community is even greater than usual and we are seeing people who have never needed our help before. The COVID-19 pandemic, an increasingly competitive rental market, rising utility bills and a lack of affordable housing mean more people are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
All it takes is a rent increase, relationship breakdown, illness or an unexpected job loss for someone’s life to plunge into crisis.
Will you help us ensure people in our local community can access food, warmth and basic necessities this winter?
If you are able to, please donate to our Winter Appeal today and show someone who is struggling that there are people who care.