COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Here at the Hamilton City Salvation Army we offer a range of support.  If you would like to find out more, please don't hesitate to contact us or you can send us your details below and we'll contact you as soon as we can.


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SOCIAL SUPPORT

We conduct an assessment with a person that highlights areas where support might be required. Outcomes are identified, networking, advocacy and practical help are discussed and actions toward change are pursued.  Short and long term assistance is available, dependant on need.     


WELFARE SERVICES

An assessment is done to establish emergency welfare need (furniture, clothing or food), contributing factors are identified and supports put in place if needed.  For furniture assistance, a social worker will visit the person’s home to verify need, assistance is then sought from our Family Store. 

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COMMUNITY FINANCE

The Community Finance Case worker promotes and provides no interest loans and step up loans service, to those on low to medium incomes.  Subject to meeting the criteria, loans can be furniture, whiteware, computers, and sometimes motor vehicles etc.


FOODBANK

Our foodbank operates as a temporary measure to assist with food in times of real emergency. Food parcels can be applied for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10-12 noon. We work in partnership with other foodbanks around the city.

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POSITIVE LIFESTYLE PROGRAMME

PLP is a strength based programme that encourages participants to develop a greater sense of self worth and a better understanding of themselves, their life, and their potential for development. The one hour per week, one to one sessions cover the topics:- Self Awareness, Anger, Depression & Loneliness, Stress, Grief & Loss, Assertiveness, Self Esteem and Future Directions. The course is free for participants with children under 18.

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PARENTING EDUCATION

These weekly classes focus on assistance and support with parenting issues, life skills and education. This 10 week course includes education on: Parenting styles, stages of child development, managing good behaviour, boundaries, stress, positive parenting. All are welcome, 10am - 12pm every Wednesday (during the school term) 9t4 London Street.

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SUPERVISED CHILD CONTACT

Designed to facilitate contact between children and visiting parents or family members when supervision is required. We have a private purpose built space that is safe for children to meet and stay connected with parents and family members. 

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CHILD CENTRED PLAY THERAPY

Designed for children between 4-10 years old.  Play therapy provides the child with opportunities to "play-out" situations and explore emotions which cause them to feel afraid, anxious, worried, angry or sad.

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CHANGING PLACES

A 12 week residential programme for parents with children in their care who are ready to improve outcomes for their families. Parents will engage in a full educational programme and mentoring that develop habits and skills needed for active parenting, support-building, financial management, networking, self-care, family co-operation, conflict resolution and the enjoyment of life allowing them to stabilise and improve the well-being of themselves and their children, both now and for the future.  Families are then assisted to reintegrate back into the community and on-going support is provided if needed. 

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financial mentoring

The programme provides financial education and money management traning to people who are experiencing debt.  Advocacy and support can be offered so families can make the necessary changes to a more sustainable lifestyle.


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SENIOR SERVICES

This is a friendship/visitation service for seniors. Volunteers assist with visiting clients regularly for one hour per week in the comfort of their own homes.


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