In these challenging and unsettling times, many families and communities have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some have lost jobs and are in financial crisis. Others are experiencing increased anxiety and depression due to social isolation. Meanwhile, couples and families are facing relationship issues while in prolonged lockdown.
CatholicCare is here to help.
A State of Disaster for Victoria, and Stage 4 restrictions for Melbourne were announced on Sunday 2 August. For many, this news brought groans of anguish at the prospect of a further six weeks of tightened restrictions. But for those who will be stood down or sent home due the forced closure of shops, offices and factories – the news will bring the added pain of uncertainty and financial pressure.
While the Victorian and Commonwealth governments have announced further provisions for businesses forced to close and for individuals affected by COVID-19, many families will find themselves in financial hardship.