UnitingCare West (UCW) launched its new Fremantle Service Centre this week over two events on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 August. The new centre will provide vital support services to those who need it most and help to develop a stronger community in Fremantle.
There will be a range of services operating out of the Fremantle Service Centre including parenting and family support services, highly specialised children and young people counselling services, specialist drug and alcohol support services, transitional accommodation services, Indigenous family violence support, and housing services. The operations of the Fremantle Service Centre will also be supported by regular deliveries of food from UnitingCare West’s Food Rescue service which aims to alleviate hunger by rescuing perishable food and delivering it to not-for-profit organisations supporting people who are hungry.
Acting general secretary of the Uniting Church WA, Rosemary Hudson Miller, said, “UnitingCare West has had a presence in Fremantle for many years, but the opening of the new centre is an opportunity for the organisation to renew its physical presence in the community, and to provide services where its clients need them.”
UnitingCare West CEO, Sue Ash, acknowledged and thanked Fremantle Wesley Mission and the other congregations in the area during the opening, for providing service to the community and assisting those in need for many decades before UnitingCare West was established. She said the launch of the centre will support vulnerable people through the delivery of much needed services and enabling members of the community to be involved.
“The Fremantle Service Centre is a significant achievement for UnitingCare West and will enable UCW to locate its South Metropolitan programs and services in a centralised location. It is also in close proximity to other services that are relevant to the people we help,” Sue said.
“All of our staff are looking forward to working with other organisations to help develop a stronger Fremantle community and provide support to those who need it most,” she said.