On Monday 17 August UnitingCare West (UCW) proudly launched its new Fremantle Service Centre, helping to provide further vital support services to those who need it most in the local community.
Over 60 guests including representatives from local government and politicians, Uniting Church leaders, media and representatives from the community and social sector attended the event. The ceremony also included a Welcome to Country and Didgeredoo playing by Daniel Garlett.
There will be a range of services operating out of the Fremantle Service Centre including Parenting and Family Support Services (IFS), Highly Specialised Children and Young People Counselling Services (CAFTS), Specialist Drug and Alcohol Support Services (Attach), Transitional Accommodation Support Services for people experiencing homelessness (TASS & HASS), Indigenous Family Violence Support, Housing Services and Financial counselling (Creditcare).
UnitingCare West CEO Sue Ash AO says the launch of the centre will help build a stronger Fremantle by supporting vulnerable people through the delivery of much needed services and enabling members of the community to be involved.
“The Fremantle Service Centre is a significant achievement for UnitingCare West and will enable UCW to locate its South Metropolitan programs and services in a centralised location. It is also in close proximity to other services that are relevant to the people we help,” Ms Ash said.
The Moderator of the Uniting Church in Western Australia Rev Steve Francis blessed the new service centre and presented UnitingCare West with a Covenant Statement.
“At the very core of being a good Samaritan is someone who stops, looks, cares and acts when people are in need and that is exactly what UnitingCare West does,” Rev Francis said.
“We are not alone in caring; we are caring as a team and as a community to help people in social disadvantage.”
“This is a very significant step in the journey of UnitingCare West and the Uniting Church in WA. We are honoured to be a part of this important milestone,” he said.
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