Warilla North

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Our Warilla North centre is the central caring hub of the community.

Respecting every person as an individual, this is a safe and welcoming place where people living with disadvantage can address key issues including social and financial exclusion, mental health challenges, drug and alcohol dependence,and housing needs.

Families are welcome here also, because too often it is an entire family who is affected by disadvantage. Children come together and parents form friendships of understanding and compassion, overcoming feelings of isolation and finding hope in community.

This is the place people depend on as a symbol of hope, in a life that can be filled with chaos and suffering. This is where loving your neighbour is put into action.

Read more about the services we offer under the 'Care & Services' tab above.

 

Services

Warilla North Hall Hire

Our hall is available for hire for community events. Call 02 4298 7200 for more details.

Low Interest Loans (StepUP Program)
We provide low interest loans to individuals and families on low incomes who hold a current Centrelink Concession Card or receive Family Tax Benefit Part A. Interest is charged at a fixed low rate and loans can be repaid over three years. The loans offer between $800 and $3000 for personal or household expenses. These expenses may include but are not limited to: - Household Items including fridges, washing machines, and furniture - Car expenses and repairs - Computer needs - Medical and Dental expenses - House repairs
No Interest Loans

We support low-income earners by providing small loans with absolutely no interest, fees, charges or penalties. We also teach our clients budgeting skills and financial literacy to empower them to make informed financial decisions. Loans can be used for purchasing significant household items such as bedding, furniture, white goods, computer equipment, medical and dental costs, green slips and car repairs. Loans are available to people who: - Are on a low income - Are receiving income support from Centrelink - Hold a Centrelink concession card - Have lived in their current accommodation/residence for at least six months - Have a willingness and capacity to repay a loan. Click here to apply for a NILS loan. 

Supported Accommodation

BaptistCare provides supported accommodation to women and children escaping domestic violence. Accommodation locations are undisclosed to protect our client's privacy and to ensure their safety. All families have access to individual counselling as well as a range of ongoing supportive, educational, financial and parenting programs tailored to meet the individual's needs.

Supported Playgroups

BaptistCare support families in the area through organised Playgroup's. The Playgroups operate on a weekly basis at the following locations: BaptistCare Warilla North Community Centre Monday & Wednesday, 9.30am – 11.30am Mt Warrigal Primary School Thursday, 9.00am -11.00am. Call Wendy on 0411 659 698 for more details.

The Good Start Breakfast Club

The Good Start Breakfast Club program supports families in the community by providing nutritious breakfast meals for primary school aged children. The program helps alleviate some of the food costs associated with running a family household whilst also serving as a connection point for the local community. The club provides breakfast meals at the following locations: BaptistCare Warilla North Community Centre & Mt Warrigal Primary School Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 8.00am - 8.45am. Volunteers welcome - call Wendy on 0411 659 698.

The Op Shop
The Community Op Shop is home to the community's "pre-loved" goods and contains everything from music records to branded apparel. The sale of goods assists in financing the various social inclusion programs operating at the Community Centre. The Op Shop is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 3.00pm.
Assistance With Utility Payments
BaptistCare assists families experience financial stress by helping with the payment of utilities such as water, electricity and gas. The service is offered by appointment only. Contact the Community Centre for more information.

Contact BaptistCare directly for all enquiries about this facility and its services, or general care information.




Address

2-6 Hill Street
Warilla NSW, 2528

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Phone Number

(02) 4298 7200

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Visiting Hours

9.00am - 4.00pm
Monday to Thursday

Cinzia Burell, Centre Manager
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