If you’re unemployed, a student or single parent it’s not that easy to save money or pay for vital services. However, there are so many resources out there designed to help those going through financial hardship. Only problem is, that it’s hard to find this information, especially if you don’t have a mobile phone or internet service in the comfort of your own home.
With that in mind, I am striving to compile a complete list of support services where you can get a free hot meal, legal advice, good quality clothes, furniture, food parcels, laundry services, health care and more if you are unemployed or on a low income.
Please click (and print) this Welfare Assistance link to access services for the Sydney area. If you’re not in Sydney, please have a look anyway, because there are some large, global organisations listed here, even smaller non-profits, that may be in your area, too. For example, if you are unemployed and need a smart outfit for a job interview, I have Dressed for Success listed in my link above, but I know they also have an office in New York City and worldwide, so just have a try and you never know what you’ll find in your area – one thing leads to another. Also, walk into your local community centre, see what brochures they have, which can then lead to further information and more links to support in your area.
I will be updating this list above regularly, so if you have anything to add or find an organisation no longer exists or their location has changed, please let me know and I will update this data.
I am hoping to do more of these for other cities/countries, so let me know what support services you have in your area as I strive to compile similar lists, globally.
Peace, love and happiness xo