Welcome...

Lutheran Community Care provides community services on behalf of the Lutheran Church in South Australia and Northern Territory.

We support communities through responding to the needs of individuals and families, community development, learning opportunities, accommodation and support.

Much of our work aims to address poverty and injustice so that those in need are empowered to achieve their full potential.

Our services are based on respect, integrity and compassion. We work with communities to develop efficient and effective ways to respond to individuals and families in need. We embrace all people regardless of language, culture, ethnicity or religion.

Our staff and volunteers walk alongside those in need to provide, not just the necessities of food, clothing and shelter but also support and care.


Lenten Appeal

Food + Support + Care = Hope for Thousands of Australians

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Hope for single mothers like Karen...

Karen came to us with two young children in search of affordable housing after separating from her husband. She had creditors threatening daily to repossess her car and could not afford to purchase food or pay other outstanding bills. While talking with a staff member it was clear that Karen was not coping well and that her husband was not contributing financially to help with the children.

We were able to immediately provide Karen with food parcels and fuel vouchers as well as bedding and linen and referred her to a housing provider. After working out a budget with Karen, our financial counsellor contacted her creditors to advise that they could not repossess the vehicle as Karen had paid more than 75% of the loan. After lodging a complaint with The Financial Ombudsman, the calls stopped. The financial counsellor also brought the harassment to the attention of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to ensure future behaviour of the creditor was monitored. Karen, after being referred to our relationship counsellor to help her develop coping skills, has now found permanent full-time work. She is doing well with continued encouragement and support from our team and continues to express her gratitude to the workers who helped change her life so significantly.

LCC’s ability to advocate for and support people like Karen is only possible because of supporters like you and gifts like your donation for Parcels+ for Lent. We pray that you are able to continue your support so that others in need will also find hope this year.

To help provide a Food Parcel+ to someone in need, please click here.


Order your Entertainment Book today!

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Lutheran Community Care is selling the 2014-2015 Adelaide Entertainment Book and Entertainment Digital membership.

For only $65 you can receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers. Plus, $13 from every sale benefits Lutheran Community Care.

Click here for more information about the book.

 

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