More support for those doing it tough in Wagga Wagga
People doing it tough in Wagga Wagga and surrounding areas now have access to more support through the newly opened Micah Hub on Gurwood Street.
Micah Hub is a one-stop-shop for people needing help with bills, food, housing or social support. It is a purpose-built facility reflecting Vinnies longstanding commitment to the Wagga Wagga community to alleviate disadvantage and help families in need.
“People turn to Vinnies when they are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have mental health issues, are victims of domestic violence or are in need of short-term support with food, rent, or escalating electricity, gas and water bills,” Beverley Kerr, Vinnies NSW Vice President said.
“Every day our people support individuals and families in difficulty get back on track so they can live independently in their own community. Micah Hub allows us to continue this valuable work,” Beverley said.
Jenni Duff, Wagga Wagga Central Council President said what makes Micah Hub special is the care and compassion we provide to people who seek our support.
“The Society places places the Wagga Wagga community and its people at the centre of what we do, we are here for those who have fallen on tough times.” Jenni said.
In the last financial year the Society in the Wagga Wagga region helped 1,798 people. The main expenditure has been on providing $38,000 of assistance with energy and water payments, over $120,000 on providing food, over $60,000 on support with accommodation and rent.
We cannot undertake this valuable and life-changing work without the generosity of local people. Anyone wanting to make a donation or provide support can do so by visiting our website www.vinnies.org.au