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“The market is very expensive and getting this food meant I was able to save money for my bills,” single father Anh Mai said. “I always got just enough food for my children. I know there are so many other people who need help. Things are getting better now, I have my family to help me.”…
While Samantha Cunningham was recovering from surgery, two electricity companies started charging her and she couldn’t understand why her bills were so high. At a desperately low point, she reached out to the Darebin Information Volunteer and Resource Service (DIVRS), which gave her food and helped sort out her accounts. "They had such compassion and empathy for me," Ms Cunningham said.…
“A lady had stopped me to on the street to say she now owned a coffee shop — she was able to get back on her feet,” Ms Hansen said. “People do get back on their feet. Most people don’t want to be on the dole, most people don’t want to be unemployed. Who would want to be in that situation?"…
“Everyone thinks they’re invincible. Your life can change so dramatically, it could be an illness, it could be losing your job. It doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you earn. I was the first person to give to charity, not to take it. It just became too much to do on my own,” Louise said. “It’s pretty rough when you can’t afford to buy bread — you can find yourself with 20c in the bank.”…
“There are so many people out there seeking help — people with disabilities, with mental illness, new migrants, people who have just lost their job or are a ‘constant casual’…
“I’d racked up my credit card bill, I had a car accident, I had an excess to pay on my car for my insurance, you know absolutely everything mounted and I just felt like I couldn’t even get out of the mess I was in"…
Despite needing dialysis three times a week and having other health problems, Craig Niddrie says there are times he has gone without his medication because he just can’t afford it.…