Food Pantries and Food Rescue: Our food pantries provide healthy food and personal care items to people who are experiencing hardship while our food rescue service salvages excess food from supermarkets, event caterers, institutions and corporate offices and provides it to over 55 charities and refuges which assist people in need.
Cooking Mentoring and Community Cooking: People can obtain nutritional information, learn to cook healthy low cost meals and receive guidance on household practices and budgeting. Corporate volunteers are also provided with opportunities to prepare nutritious meals for people in need.
Clothing and Employment Readiness: We provide free clothing and accessories for people in need who are re-entering the workforce or attending job interviews or special events. We can also assist with job applications, interview techniques and skills training. Our Best Dressed store at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome provides for 'good purpose' shopping to raise funds for our social programs.
Homelessness: We provide tailored case management, supported accommodation and outreach to build self-reliance for families who are homeless, particularly women/children escaping domestic violence. We also offer swags, shower packs and meals for people who are 'sleeping rough'.
Essential Services: We provide assistance with chemist scripts and can provide nappies, Telstra vouchers and bus tickets to those in need.
Volunteers Assisting Victims of Crime: Our trained volunteers work alongside Victim Support ACT case workers to ensure victims of crime receive practical and coordinated support.
Walking Group and Exercise Activities: Our walking group and exercise activities (yoga and belly dancing) encourage good health and fitness.
Social Inclusion: Our coffee club and board games help to connect people to the community and build friendships.
Outreach Energy and Water Efficiency: We provide practical assistance to low income households to help them reduce their energy and water bills.
Emotional Support and Referrals: We provide emotional support to vulnerable people and referrals to other Communities@Work programs or specialist organisations.