In a year when many people have been affected by COVID-19, floods, the rental crisis and the sharp increase in the cost of living, dedicated volunteers at Caboolture Community Action have been there to help residents get back on their feet.
Throughout 2022, volunteers have helped feed the homeless by hosting two community cook-ups a week, provided basic and emergency hampers to people struggling to make ends meet, as well as emotional and practical support to the disadvantaged and vulnerable in the Caboolture and Morayfield district.
About Caboolture Community Action
Caboolture Community Action was founded in May 2009 to help provide assistance, support and encouragement to people from the Caboolture and Morayfield areas who experience extreme hardship, homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless.
Caboolture Community Action is a non-government funded, not-for-profit organisation that is run by volunteers.
The team sees a number of extremely disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community each week, so it is important they have the right services and outreach programs.
The centre has several professional support workers who can assist community members with emotional and practical support without judgement. These support services include, but are not limited to, housing and accommodation support, referrals to other appropriate agencies across the region, court support, crisis support, client advocacy, food hampers and household goods.
They can also help people with Work for the Dole programs, student industry work experience and community service (including options for SPERS).
In their line of work, the volunteers also see a number of people who are struggling to put food on the table.
To help, Caboolture Community Action hosts two cook-ups a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6pm. Each cook-up includes an entree, main meal and a dessert, as well as tea and coffee.
As a way to help raise funds, so they can help more people in need, the team from Caboolture Community Action hosts regular sausage sizzles in the Caboolture area, and also has an op shop that sells clothing, homewares, books, toys and more from as little as 50 cents per item.
The op shop is open Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm.
The op shop is located on a separate site and can be found at Unit 8, 35 Morayfield Rd, Morayfield.
If you or someone you know needs assistance, you can visit Caboolture Community Action at 23 Hayes St, Caboolture, or phone 5309 4122.
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