Homelessness

Energy Accounts Payment Assistance

Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) vouchers are available to support families and individuals with high electricity or gas bills. At this time of year or just after Christmas, the bills can pile up and support is availabe for those in need.

Bills must match the name of the person receiving the voucher, and Proof of Identity is necessary.

The nearest two EAPA providers are Salvation Army Hurstville (23 Dalcassia St) and the St Vincent de Paul Society Hurstville (183c Forest Rd).

Meal Services and other Supports

John Franklin Chrismtas Lunch - 25 December 2019

FREE community lunch for those in need. 25 December 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sutherland Entertainment Centre, Eton Street Sutherand

One Meal

Over the 2019 Christmas period, One Meal, will provide a weekly food service at Sutherland on Sundays from 4pm. The Shower Truck will also be available at the same location (816 Old Princes Hwy - opposite Coles Sutherland) from 3pm - 5pm.

One Meal will also provide weekly meal services at:

  • Cronulla on Thursdays (except Boxing Day) from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. Address: 9-11 Gosport Street, Cronulla
  • Miranda on Tuesdays from 5pm. Address: 23 Kiora Road, Miranda

 

For other supports and meals services please visit https://stgeorgeservices.wordpress.com/

Homelessness Week 2019

As across all of NSW, Homelessness in the Sutherland Shire is on the rise with many people sleeping rough or in insecure accommodation. Census figures show that on a state level the number of homeless people in NSW has grown from 23,041 to 37,715 between 2001 and 2016, while locally there were 266 people homeless in the Sutherland Council on census night. 

To mark Homelessness Week (August 4 – August 10) Sutherland Shire Council and local service providers are raising awareness about this issue and encouraging local government to do more by hosting “The St George and Sutherland Shire Homelessness Awareness Day” on Wednesday August 7th at the Kogarah Storehouse. The event takes place from 11am – 2pm and includes speakers from Homelessness NSW as well as people who have experienced homelessness, and their journey to finding accommodation. The event will also offer a community lunch to those in need and the opportunity to engage with a variety of local services. All welcome to attend.

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