The ADRA Community Care Centre in Logan Central, south of Brisbane, provides emergency relief and assistance to anyone in need, including people suffering the effects of domestic violence. Supplying up to 200 food parcels per week, there is also weekly soup kitchens operating Monday nights at 5:30pm, every second Tuesday night at 5:30pm, Saturday morning Breakfast at 8:30am and Saturday nights at 4:30pm. There is an ADRA Op Shop on site and the centre also offers training in Certificate I Conservation and Land Management (CALM) and Certificate I Hospitality. As a certified ‘Work for the Dole’ provider, the centre also provides opportunities for people to get back into employment. The centre is currently raising funds for a van to better serve the community. Many volunteering options are available.
31 Station Road, Logan Central, QLD 4114
Phone: 07 3290 3011 Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Mon – Thurs 9am – 4pm, Fri 9am – 2pm
Food Parcels: Mon – Thurs 9.30am – 3.30pm, Fri 9.30am – 1.30pm (delivery can be arranged on Wednesday)
Op Shop Hours: Mon – Thurs 8am – 4pm, Fri 8am – 2pm
Donations and drop-offs accepted during open hours and pick up can be arranged
Tyson was already struggling with depression when he turned to alcohol to cope. But this only resulted in reckless behaviour that ended his relationship with his girlfriend and caused him to lose his job. Tyson began to rely on illicit drugs to get through the day, which alienated his family.
But through the work for the dole program, Tyson was introduced to ADRA. And it was exactly the change he needed in his life. “Working for ADRA has definitely impacted my mental health for the better,” Tyson says. “I feel like I’m a new person.”
For the first time in a long time, Tyson has a future worth looking forward to again.