Jenny's journey

Thirty-eight-year-old Jenny contacted Wimmera UnitingCare in May 2014 after she lost her job. She had mounting bills and her Newstart Allowance wouldn’t be paid for another fortnight, leaving her no money to pay for food for her family.

After an initial assessment with the intake team, Jenny was given some basic budgeting advice and was referred to the Christian Emergency Food Centre to get a food parcel and some fuel vouchers to tide her over until her payments started. Within a few months, Jenny found a new job was no longer in need of support.