Stories

A little compassion goes a long way.

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A thankful client

“Your financial counsellor is absolutely amazing! Non-judgemental, easy to talk to and extremely understanding.”     – Anonymous

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An anonymous client

“Very helpful in time of need, no other resources to turn to. Very grateful indeed. Thank you all so very much for your help”   – Anonymous

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From adversity to academics

Cathy has also seen another client a few times who has been escaping domestic violence and has never worked in Australia. They discussed study options given the client had no experience or confidence to enter the workforce. The client expressed a strong interest in community services as she wanted to be able to help others. […]

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In the nicest possible way!

Cathy, our Financial Counsellor, has a client who she has seen multiple times. The client has had major personal issues over the past few years and has finally made the first step to reclaiming her life. They have spoken at length in the past about using her experiences to put them into giving back to […]

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“…forever grateful for being introduced to volunteering.”

A lady came into the centre to ask about groups donating winter clothes. She later followed up with this email –   “I was an original volunteer in the 80’s when Granny Spiers was first formed and it was great to see how well things have gone. Thanks to the experience I had, especially in […]

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Part of a playgroup

A new parent has started coming to our playgroups. She has been coming for 3 weeks, and expressed that she felt isolated at home with her child. When she phoned around about playgroups in her area, most said her 18 month old son was too young to attend or they cost too much for her budget. […]