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Disaster Recovery

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We’ll meet you at your point of need in times of disaster.

We believe that no one should have to ‘go it’ alone. When the emergency is over, we don’t pull out. We step up our services to reflect the needs of the community, and we’ll stand along-side you through the long haul of recovery.

Our long-term view is years, not months.

You can count on us to have your bases covered. Our focus is not just on the reconstruction of physical infrastructure but on the restoration of your physical, emotional, environmental and economic well-being.

Our vast network of services means that we can draw on experts in a range of fields to assist you during your healing journey.

Our trained counsellors are deployed to homes, schools or town-hall settings to work with individuals or groups. Our emergency support workers will provide immediate assistance with cash and goods - no long forms to fill out or waiting periods. When disaster strikes we know you need the help, fast.

Our financial counsellors are available later on down the track to help you work through complex longer-term issues. In times of intense stress, sometimes a refreshing break can make all the difference. We can offer your children places at our kids camps, or grants for short breaks away from the disaster area.

Disasters can change everything. Our employment and training services are available for you if you feel like you can’t, or don’t want to, return to your old job. Sometimes a cuppa and a chat is all you need some days, we’ve got that covered, too!

Throughout it all, we’re there.

If you have been affected by a disaster and are in need of assistance, please call the Salvos on 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).

Rebuilding after disaster strikes

The Salvation Army has spent years working with people affected by crisis or disaster, helping them get back on their feet.

Our free film 'Still Standing' tells the stories of people from across this great nation who have been impacted by a natural disaster, crisis or traumatic experience. We acknowledge their courage, resilience and determination to not allow these events to define the future.

Click here for more free resources to assist you in long-term recovery from a crisis or natural disaster.

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