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HARD TIMES (I will add to this in time but so far it has details of where clients can get Emergency Relief and where they can get free financial counselling). Mike 26/12/2008

EMERGENCY RELIEF ORGANISATIONS
(from info provided by Dept. Communities 9/12/2008) (Note that some of these organisations may require a referral from Centalink.
Either the client can enquire directly if a referral is required or we can for them. Also some of the organisations may only assist a certain population of needy people eg prisoners.)
What is Emergency Relief
Where community organisations offer material and financial aid to individuals and families in the form of cash, cheques, food vouchers, clothing, furniture, accommodation vouchers, payment of electricity, gas and phone bills, housing costs, public transport fares and medical and educational expenses.

Location of Service    Organisation Name    Organisation Phone Number

(Brisbane areas in light blue colour)
ACACIA RIDGE    Acacia Ridge Community Support Inc    3275 3656
AITKENVALE    North Queensland Combined Women's Service Inc    4775 7555
AITKENVALE    Townsville Adcare (Seventh-Day Adventist Church)    4779 3988
ATHERTON    Atherton Neighbourhood Centre Inc    4091 3733
AYR    Burdekin Community Association Inc    4783 3744
BARCALDINE    Central West Uniting Churches    4651 2662
BARDON    Communify Queensland Inc    3510 2700
BEAUDESERT    St Mary's Care and Concern, Beaudesert    5541 2235
BEENLEIGH    St Patrick's Catholic Parish    3807 4125
BILINGA    Blair Athol Accommodation and Support Programme Inc    5536 2173
BILOELA    Banana Shire Emergency Accommodation and Support Centre Incorporated    4992 3322
BOOVAL    Booval Community Service Inc    3816 1435
BRENDALE    Bargumar Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation    5499 2993
BRISBANE    Prison Transport Group Inc    3357 5888
BRISBANE    Seventh-Day Adventist Church (South Queensland Conference) Ltd    3218 7777
BUNDABERG    Bundaberg Aboriginal & Islander Housing and Advancement Society    4152 5877
BURLEIGH HEADS    Anglican Parish of St John's, Burleigh Heads    5535 6066
BURLEIGH HEADS    Pregnancy and Family Support Association Gold Coast Inc    5535 0444
CABOOLTURE    Caboolture Community Care Inc    5495 6503
CAIRNS    Centacare  Cairns    4044 0130
CANNONVALE    Whitsunday Community Services Inc    4946 7850
CANNONVALE    Whitsunday Crisis & Counselling Service Inc    4946 2999
CAPALABA    Maybanke Association Inc    3820 2114
CAPALABA    Redland Community Centre Inc    3245 2117
CARINA    Carina Youth Agency Inc    3395 3044
CHERBOURG    Cherbourg Shire Council    4168 1866
CHINCHILLA    Chinchilla Family Support Centre Inc     4662 8528
CLAYFIELD    ACRO - Australian Community Safety and Research Organisation Inc    3262 6001
CLERMONT    Clermont Community Housing and Other Services (CCHAOS) Inc    4983 3400
COOKTOWN    Cooktown District Community Centre Inc (CDCC)    4069 6098
CURRIMUNDI    Caloundra Community Centre Inc    5491 4511
DARRA    Vietnamese Community in Australia - Queensland Chapter    3375 5700
DECEPTION BAY    Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre Inc     3204 2022
DEERAGUN    North Townsville Community Hub Inc (Formally Bohlevale District Community Centre Inc)    4751 6511
DUNWICH    Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health    3409 9596
EAGLEBY    Eagleby Community Association Inc    3807 3833
EMERALD    Emerald and District Social Development Association Incorporated    4982 1696
FORTITUDE VALLEY    Centacare - Catholic Family and Community Services    3252 4371
FORTITUDE VALLEY    The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane - Anglicare    3852 1635
GOODNA    Goodna Anglican Welfare Ministries Inc     3818 0945
GYMPIE    Cooloola Youth Service Inc    5482 6188
GYMPIE    Gympie and District Community Centreplace Inc    5482 1147
HARLAXTON    Harlaxton Neighbourhood Centre Inc    4639 2868
INALA    Anglican Parish of Inala    3372 1216
INGHAM    Hinchinbrook Community Support Centre Inc    4776 1822
KALLANGUR    Our Lady of the Way Care and Concern Group Petrie    3886 1546
KINGAROY    South Burnett CTC Inc    4162 9000
KINGSTON    Family and Kids-Care Foundation Inc    3808 5288
KINGSTON    Kingston East Neighbourhood Group Inc    3808 1684
LEICHHARDT    Leichhardt Community Group Inc    3812 1270
MACKAY    Community Accommodation & Support Agency Inc    4951 4299
MACKAY    Mackay Regional Council    1300 622 529
MACKAY    Mackay Yamadi Lera Yuma Meta Association Inc    4957 8121
MACKAY    Pregnancy Help Mackay Inc    4951 1498
MARYBOROUGH    Fraser Coast Housing Services Inc    07 4121 4515
MIAMI    Gold Coast Youth Service Inc    5572 0400
MILES    Murilla Community Centre Inc    4627 2027
MONTO    Monto Community Development Council Inc    4166 1733
MORANBAH    Emergency and Long Term Accommodation in Moranbah Inc    4941 5602
MOSSMAN    Douglas Shire Community Services Association Inc    4098 2005
MOUNT ISA    Mt Isa Family Support Service and Neighbourhood Centre Inc    4743 4506
MOUNT ISA    Mt Isa Good Shepherd Catholic Parish    4743 6088
MT WARREN PARK    Uniting Church of Australia - Beenleigh    3807 4125
MURGON    Graham House Community Centre Inc    4168 2828
NAMBOUR    Global Care Suncoast     5441 4877
NAMBOUR    Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre Inc    5441 3837
PIALBA    Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre Inc    4124 3544
REDCLIFFE    Redcliffe Community Association Incorporated    3284 2203
ROCKHAMPTON    Anglicare Central Queensland Limited    4999 2500
ROMA    Roma Regional Council    4661 0300
ROSEWOOD    Rosewood and District Support Centre Inc    5464 1544
RUNCORN    Kyabra Community Association Inc    3373 9499
SANDGATE    Uniting Church in Australia - Sandgate    3869 0277
SLACKS CREEK    ADRAcare Slacks Creek    3290 3011
SLACKS CREEK    St Mark's Anglican Social Services, Slacks Creek    3808 2696
SOUTH BRISBANE    Greek Orthodox Community of St George, Brisbane    3844 5445
SOUTH BRISBANE    St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland    3010 1000
SOUTH TOWNSVILLE    Community Emergency Support Centre Inc    4772 2339
SPRING HILL    Wesley Mission Brisbane    3621 4546
STATEWIDE    Salvation Army (Qld) Property Trust    (02) 9266 9866
TARA    Tara and District Family Support Committee Inc    4665 3508
TIERI    Capella Tieri Middlemount Community Support Network Incorporated    4984 8366
TINGALPA    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church    3890 1957
TOOWOOMBA    Lifeline - Darling Downs and South West Queensland Ltd    4632 9299
TOWNSVILLE    Family Emergency Accommodation Townsville Inc    4772 2686
UPPER MOUNT GRAVATT    Southside Community Care Inc    3343 1441
UPPER MT GRAVATT    St Bernard's Care and Concern, Upper Mt Gravatt    3849 7158
WEST END    Aboriginal & Islander Community Health Service Brisbane Ltd    3393 0055
WEST END    Centacare - Catholic Prison Ministry    3846 7577
ZILLMERE    Umpi Korumba Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Housing    3865 7955


FINANCIAL COUNSELLING
LEGAL AIDS LIST OF FINANCIAL COUNSELLORS -the updated list is at
http://www.legalaid.qld.gov.au/Publications/Factsheets+and+guides/Self-help+kits/Debt/Financial+Counselling+services.htm
The list as at 26/12/2008 is:-

Brisbane

Department of Primary Industries Farm Financial Counselling
Address 80 Ann Street
Brisbane Development Services
Brisbane Q 4000
Telephone 13 25 23 (local call rate)
   
Lifeline Financial Counselling - Capalaba
Address

Capalaba Place
29 Lorraine Street
Capalaba Q 4157

Telephone 3823 2555
   
Lifeline Financial Counselling - Chermside
Address

Commonwealth Centre
Level 1, 18 Banfield Street
Chermside Q 4032

Telephone 3861 4400
   
Lifeline Financial Counselling - Fortitude Valley
Address

117 Gipps Street
Fortitude Valley Q 4006

Telephone 3250 1900
   
Lifeline Financial Counselling - Springwood
Address

3/3464 Pacific Highway
Springwood Q 4114

Telephone 3209 3622

Cairns

Lifeline Financial Counselling
Address

188 Aumuller Street
Cairns Q 4870

Telephone 4051 4955

Charleville

Financial Counselling Service
Address

79 Galatea Street
Charleville Q 4470

Telephone 4654 3455

Ipswich

Lifeline Financial Counselling
Address

20 Roderick Street
Ipswich Q 4305

Telephone 3281 8688

Maroochydore

Lifeline Financial Counselling
Address

37 Duporth Avenue
Maroochydore Q 4558

Telephone 5443 5366

Middlemount

Community Development Office
Address

James Randall Drive
Middlemount Q 4746

Telephone 4985 7929

Rockhampton

Financial Counselling Service
Address

121 West Street
Rockhampton Q 4700

Telephone 4922 5924

Roma

Financial Counselling Service
Address

42B Wyndham Street
Roma Q 4455

Telephone 4622 4858
Mobile 0427 803 706

Southport

Citizens Advice Bureau
Address

24 Davenport Street
Southport Q 4215

Telephone 5532 9611

Toowoomba

Legal Aid Queensland - Farm and Rural Legal Service
(based in Toowoomba, and travel throughout the State)
Address

24 Davenport Street
Southport Q 4215

Telephone 1300 65 11 88
   
Lifeline Financial Counselling
Address

5 Mill Street
Toowoomba Q 4350

Telephone 4632 9299

Townsville

Community Information Centre
Address

1143 Upper Ross River Road
Rasmussen Q 4815

Telephone 4774 0144
   
Townsville Community Legal Service
Address

155 Denham Street
Townsville Q 4810

Telephone 4721 5511

 Last updated 07 June 2008


Salvation Army Moneycare financial counsellors
http://salvos.org.au/contact/social-services-and-programs/#moneycare
the list as of 26/12/2008 is:-

Moneycare Brisbane
342 Upper Roma Street BRISBANE QLD 4000
Ph. (07) 3222 6666

Moneycare Central Queensland
54 Charles Street ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4701
Ph. (07) 4999 1999

Moneycare Mackay
48 Gregory Street MACKAY QLD 4740
Ph. (07) 4957 3576