RECENT GOOD NEWS STORIES + SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS

HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR RECENT SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS AND HEART WARMING STORIES

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  • 82 year old man with health issues including limited mobility. Estranged from family but does have good relationship with GP. Gets some assistance from HACC for food shopping but his house has fallen into a very poor and unhygienic state so HACC staff are unable to enter. ACF paid $600 towards house cleaning costs, along with contribution from Anglicare so that care providers can continue to help. 

  • Woman looking to relocate to new home before her ex is released from prison. ACF assisted with removalist costs. $495. Application through Anglicare 

  • Elderly indigenous man with mental health issues seeks assistance with food vouchers for a meals on Wheels. Cornerstone application through Great Southern Mental Health Service. ACF paid $400 for 8 weeks of meals.

  • Couple who relocated from Vic on promise of work which fell through once arriving in Albany and have been living in their car whilst waiting for housing. ACF assists with crisis accommodation and fuel vouchers. $430. Cornerstone through Pivot.

  • Man with brain injury who lives with his disabled son seeks assistance for house clean so that service agencies can provide in-home care. Application through Disability Services. $700

  • Relocation costs for 45 year old woman who was in transitional housing and finally managed to secure permanent housing. Was previously homeless after financial, emotional and physical abuse of her ex. Support through Anglicare 

  • DV victim wishing to relocate prior to ex being released from prison seeks assistance with moving costs. ACF pays $990. Also supported by Anglicare

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  • Mum on carers payment with teenage child with autism seeks assistance with payment of car registration and school fees after finding herself without resources due to a tax debt. ACF supported with $607

  • Young woman in a wheelchair needs daily assistance from Carer and has accumulated large bill from Silverchain waiting for Disability services to approve her funding for in home assistance. ACF assist with payment of debt $1530

  • Disadvantaged woman seeks assistance of $175  to prepare her tax return so that Centrelink won’t stop her payments for her son. $175

  • Single mum experiencing hardship following end of 2 year FDV relationship requests assistance with payment of security improvements and with household rates payments. ACF paid 50% of rates and $1590 for locks, with additional support from Anglicare

  • Woman escaping DV seeks assistance with purchase of new washing machine. $597

  • Teenager from disadvantaged background seeks assistance with cost of driving lessons to assist with employment opportunity. $520. 

  • Man suffering from major depressive illness following relationship breakdown, loss of job and death of mother seeks assistance with rent and car rego. ACF paid $775, also supported by Anglicare who have confirmed that he has now obtained live in employment

  • ACF Warriors - total cost $2790 for registration and $1200 for uniforms for two teams

  • Man with intellectual disability requires medical treatment in Perth. Travel and accommodation costs not covered by PATS paid for by ACF. $695

 

 

The following are second round recipients, who we continue to support.

  • Homeless woman who has left abusive relationship. ACF assisted her in late 2017 with payment for a storage unit whilst she obtained transitional housing. She is now in secure accommodation but seeks assistance with payment of insurance excess following unfortunate vehicle collision with a kangaroo which has left her without a vehicle to attend appointments with support agencies for mental health services. Referred by Anglicare. $500 

  • Homeless man achieving success in his tertiary studies against the odds. ACF assisted him in late 2017 with minor dental and optical costs. He has now been offered accommodation in the new Student Housing facility in Stirling Terrace and sought assistance to pay security bond, plus basic household items such as linen for his move. Referred by Dept of Human Services. $936