WE CARE FOR –
UNITINGCARE EAST BURWOOD CENTRE
Operated independently on the church property, the Centre is managed by a small staff and a team of trained volunteers. Since 1973 it has offered Emergency Relief, Counselling, NILS (no interest) loans, Vulnerable Families Program, Budget planning,
Positive Living Groups for elderly and those with mild dementia,
a Support Group for Carers, help with study for Primary School children
and a Cultural and Language Diversity program.
Together with people from other churches and the wider community,
Burwood Heights Uniting Church is deeply committed to supporting the Centre,
in many voluntary capacities as well as financial and practical help.
Enquiries are welcome from anyone interested in joining this effort
to meet the needs of people in the community for whom life is a challenge –
either training as a volunteer or assisting with regular tasks
such as organizing food supplies.
The Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.45pm.
Contact: The Centre – 9803 3400. Barry – 0419 302 334
POSSIBLE DREAMS INTERNATIONAL
Possible Dreams International, Inc is a non-profit organisation, united in a belief in the dignity of every human life. It partners with rural and remote communities in Swaziland, to empower families and individuals living with extreme poverty, malnutrition and endemic disease. Emergency relief offers medical care, food and housing for people, many of them in desperate need. Sustainable development solutions, including water access, agricultural support and micro-enterprise projects, are undertaken. The work is carried out by local Swazi people and international volunteers.
Possible Dreams International seeks to build communities of hope and bridges of possibility that span the world. Burwood Heights Uniting Church supports the endeavour by fundraising and individual donations.
Crossroads Victoria is part of a national interdenominational fellowship ministering with people with disabilities. Crossroads seeks to encourage individual growth socially, emotionally, educationally and spiritually.
A number of people from the church regularly share in the Burwood Heights branch meetings, which are held on the fourth Saturday of each month, with varied interesting and recreational programs. Meetings are held in the church fellowship room, with occasional visits to other venues arranged.
While disabled persons are not always accepted as “whole people” in our society, Crossroads seeks to raise awareness and advocate for positive change.
The Crossroads team would like additional people to be available on occasions when one of the usual helpers might be unable to attend – come once or twice without making a commitment to see if it is for you.
Burwood Heights Branch Contact: Barbara L. 9808 3677