Profile: Clarence Salvation Army

Tell us about the Clarence Salvation Army. What do you do?DSC01159resized

The Clarence Salvation Army offers two services: Doorways and Doorways To Parenting.

Doorways provides emergency relief, food support, advocacy and more between 100- 130 individuals a month. They are able to provide financial assistance for Salvo stores (furniture, bedding, clothing etc), Aurora and Telstra bills.

Doorways to Parenting works with parents to help them be reunited with their children who have been removed by child protection. Nearly 30 families are currently involved.

How does your organisation operate? How does someone go about accessing your services?

Clarence Salvation Army is open 9am – 1.30pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Most days there is at least one volunteer and two paid staff to assist clients.

There is always someone available to meet and greet, and a ‘café’ setting is provided where there are hot drinks and places to sit, relax, and access social support, as well as physical and financial support.

The service can be accessed simply by walking in the door, or by calling 6244 4615.

If you could give one health and wellbeing tip, what would it be?

Be vigilant about looking after your mental health. We see a lot of people in financial hardship due to their mental health issues.

How can we improve health and wellbeing in our city?

Access is very important. Cheaper and more reliable public transport would be very beneficial. Some parts of Clarence are very isolated and many people cannot afford to drive a car, or even catch a bus, to get to services they require.

Finally, where is the Clarence Salvation Army located, what’s your contact phone number?

135 Clarence St, Howrah

6244 4615