Over the summer months Uniting Country SA (UCSA) had over $11,000 of donations to support its programs in country South Australia.
This money has helped fund services in areas like housing, youth services, domestic violence, and financial services.
Thanks to the support of country SA, UCSA were able to provide more assistance to over 450 people experiencing homelessness and over 200 people who were victims of domestic violence in the Yorke Peninsula and Mid North regions.
UCSA would like to thank everyone who donated over this period. Their generosity has helped countless people across country SA improve their lives.
As we head towards winter there is still work to do. Issues like homelessness, domestic violence, and youth homelessness are unfortunately on the rise.
Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that during the 2016 census, there are 116,000 people in Australia who are experiencing homelessness, an increase of 14,000 people from the 2011 census.
Youth homelessness in Australia is also on the rise, with 10 per cent of all homeless people being between the ages of 12 and 18, according to Homelessness Australia. As we go further into winter the people in country communities doing it tough will need your help.
UCSA expects demand for services like the Foodhub in Port Pirie, their youth services, and their housing services to increase. UCSA once again calls on the generosity of the people of country SA. Your help will allow UCSA to continue to offer these services to those who need it most.
If you are interested in donating to UCSA, or wish to help in some other way, you can donate through the UCSA website at http://www.ucsa.org.au/. You can also donate clothing and blankets through our second hand store Goods @ Gertrude and through any of the clothing bins located throughout the region, or you could donate food to the Foodhub.
UCSA would like to thank everyone who is willing to donate; your generosity can make the difference in someone’s life. Please give generously.