ASSISTANCE DURING COVID
As ZAWA, we remain actively engaged with our community groups online and are working closely with local organisations to see if there is anything we can do to provide a little extra assistance during this time. As we face the challenge of isolation and social distancing, we want to promote and maintain a healthy and connected community.
We can all play a part in supporting each other during these unprecedented and challenging times. We are grateful for your generosity in supporting students and all who have been adversely affected in these unprecedented times.
For those who would like to donate toward this project, or receive assistance – please complete the Expression of Interest form
Support for people experiencing hardship
- If you or someone you know is experiencing hardship or homelessness, help can be found in a number of local support services that cover food, accommodation and financial aid. You can also complete the Expression of Interest Form and we will assist you.
- If your financial circumstances have changed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for assistance through the funds raise by our community toward this initiative.
- The Federal Government has also announced that if you are a casual worker or laid off as a result of COVID-19, you can apply for the new Centrelink JobSeeker Payment. The waiting period will be waived. You can find out more by visiting the Services Australia website.
- The WA Government has announced that it will freeze household fees and charges until at least 1 July 2021 as part of its economic response to COVID-19. This means residents will still be billed but there will be no increase to fees and charges.
Phone: 9258 9277
- Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline
Phone: 1800 007 339
- Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline
Phone: 1800 199 0008
- Crisis Care Helpline (WA Department of Communities Child Protection and Family Support)
Phone: 1800 199 008
- 1800RESPECT (National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service)
Phone: 1800 767 732
Mental health support
- Think Mental Health WA – COVID-19 support
- Mental Health Commission
- Lifeline Australia
Phone: 13 11 14
A crisis support service that provides short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe.
- Kids Helpline
Phone: 1800 551 800
A free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25 years.
- Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)
Phone: 1300 726 306
- Mental Health Emergency Response Line
Phone: 1300 555 788
Phone: 1800 650 890
- Youth Beyond Blue
Phone: 1300 224 636
National Coronavirus Helpline – 1800 020 080
Call this line if you are seeking information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Federal Government’s Healthdirect website is an essential resource for older Australians who have concerns or questions about COVID-19, including information on:
- Additional healthcare services and how to access them
- Home Care Packages
- How to remain in contact with friends, family and relatives