CONNECT WITH PASTORAL CARE
1. FIND CARE AND SUPPORT IN COMMUNITY
We are a church built around caring for one another through Connect Groups. These groups are the best place to find encouragement, prayer and support. Joining a group is really easy and even more vital than ever in this difficult time. Check out our directory to start the process
2. CONTACT OUR C3 SYD PASTORAL CARE TEAM
Our Pastoral Care team is available to help you through whatever you might be facing at this time and they are able to connect you to other services as is necessary. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started
3. EMERGENCy support
If you or someone you know is in danger and requires immediate help please contact emergency services by dialling triple zero (000)
SUPPORT SERVICES AND RESOURCES
Government Support for Businesses
Businesses & Households ATO Assistance
Debt Angels - Sydney Call 1300 722 560 - Help people reduce debt, negotiate bills etc
Financial Counselling Service (Lifeline) - Northern Sydney Call 9949 5522
Government Support for Households
Information about Stimulus Package
National Debt Helpline - Call 1800 007 007
Other Sources for Financial Assistance and Job Seeker
ABC News @ 26.3.20 - If you are getting other long service payments at the moment, wait so that those in dire circumstances can be helped first. If you are already receiving JobSeeker Payments no need to apply for financial assistance.
The Guardian article “Am I Eligible?”
What to do if you lost your job
Food - People in the Community
Know someone in your community that is isolated, elderly, in crisis or disabled that need food support? C3 Cares in our North and West Hub can help.
C3 CARES – NORTH HUB
C3 Cares home delivery is available for food hampers with fresh fruit and veg.
C3 Cares Trailer at Dee Why Surf Club car park for the homeless every Friday 5pm - 6pm hot meal and a prayer with social distancing of course!
C3 CARES - WEST HUB
C3 Cares (Silverwater) remains open for food pick-up’s and deliveries for elderly, disabled and isolated people experiencing difficulties due to COVID-19 restrictions.
For more info on C3 Cares, visit their website, c3cares.com.au or follow them on Instagram @c3cares
You can also contact them via our Church Office - Call 9972 8688 or email through to the C3 Cares team at email@example.com
Lighthouse for the Community
Single Mums Support & Single Dads Support is available for all our services offering advice, pertaining to Separation, Divorce, Centrelink, court etc over the phone, online or email.
Prayer for anybody who is anxious or uncertain of the circumstances they are currently walking with them, calling them, and would like to be given hope and encouragement that they will make it through.
Lighthouse is also connected to services who have the means to put together food packages etc for further support.
C3 SYD Chaplaincy (Anna Fraser)
C3 SYD Chaplaincy will provide emotional and compassionate support in a confidential manner.
They can also be a referral resource to services that do counselling (or case management), prayer request ministry via phone or internet and to the other C3 Support Services.
Our Chaplains provide comfort and empower people through tangible ways such as providing for their physical needs with food and household items through the supplies kept at Church.
C3 SYD Prayer Support
For requests for prayer support: please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the person’s details including C3 Location.
Crisis Support - External Resources and Practical Support
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
180TC Matt Horne - Sydney Call 0415 116 354
Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation
Drug Support (National) - Sydney Call 1300 368 186
24/7 Telephone line. Open meetings for family members and friends; including bereavement support; Head Office (Leura 02 4782 9222)
Life Support Counselling - Call 1300 735 030
Specialist drug and alcohol counselling.
NBMLHD Drug and Alcohol Services Western Sydney
Call 1300 661 050
Substance.org - Western Sydney
Call 732 1999
Addiction Treatment Centre
Your Room | NSW Health and the Alcohol and Drug (ADIS) - Sydney
A joint initiative by NSW Health and St Vincent's Alcohol and Drug Information Service to get facts about alcohol and other drugs.
Domestic Violence & Violence
Catholic Care - Sydney Call 8425 8707
Includes Domestic & Family Violence Support - main PH (for all services Call 8425 8700)
Domestic Violence Crisis Line – Sydney Call 1800 65 64 63
The Domestic Violence Line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Translating and Interpreting Services: 13 14 50 TTY 1800 67 14 42
Domestic Violence - West Connect Call 4732 2318
National Sexual Assault Domestic & Family Violence Counselling Line - Sydney Call 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT)
National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Line - Call 1800 424 017
NSW Ageing & Disability Abuse Helpline - Sydney Call 1800 628 221
NSW Rape - Call 1800 424 017 (24/7)
Queen of Hearts Community Foundation - Western Sydney Call 1300 856 737
Women’s Protective Services
The Bridges Project - Western Sydney Call 4721 8516
Police organising support workers for victims.
Westcare Community Services – Western Sydney Call 4732 3275
Includes many resources across Sydney including Lifeline, Men’s Referral Service, Kids Helpline and Relationships Australia hotline 24/7.
Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS) - Sydney Call 1800 938 227