For over a decade, the ADRA Community Care Centre in Blacktown has been providing support to some of the most vulnerable people in Sydney’s western suburbs. Through individual and group counselling, food parcels, crisis relief, emergency housing and other tailored programs, the centre not only provides a safety net, but helps build stronger individuals and families for more resilient communities. The ADRA Community Care Centre provides services free of charge thanks to the numerous volunteers who give of their time and energy.

Phone number: 02 9622 7188
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On any given night in Australia 1 in 200 people are homeless

Each year 1 in 10 Australian’s rely on food relief


Liz’s Story

Every week, Liz volunteers at Blacktown to help provide free counselling to those who would otherwise go without. “Losing my vision over time and acquiring a disability led me to really appreciate what it’s like to suffer and what it’s like to heal,” says Liz. “I felt called into counselling so that I could support others.”

Liz sees up to six clients a day who are looking to improve their lives but don’t have the means to afford the mental health care required to address complex issues.

“Psychological services in Australia are incredibly expensive. We have quite a wait list of people who really want to receive counselling services.” Each day is challenging, but the reward for Liz is in seeing the difference she can make.I just love coming here because I feel like little miracles happen every day.”

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