Welcome to Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services.


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Hardship Assistance is a service for people who are experiencing an immediate crisis situation or need short-term assistance. Hardship Assistance helps people maintain their dignity in dealing with the emergency crisis whilst at the same time encourages self-reliance.

Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services provides:

  • Short term emergency, financial and or material assistance
  • Referrals to other services that help to address underlying causes of financial crisis, including:
    • Financial counseling services
    • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation services
    • Supported accommodation services
    • Mental health services

Hardship Assistance is not an income support payment. It is expected that in most cases assistance will be for a one-off purpose. Assistance is primarily provided in the form of:

  • Food parcels of non-perishable food (pasta, rice, canned fruit and soups etc)
  • Food vouchers - These can be used at local supermarkets to buy food and domestic items
  • Chemist assistance - Medical and prescription assistance at the local Hunters Hill pharmacy
  • Utility accounts - Vouchers for Telstra, Gas, Electricity and Water accounts
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