Anglicare Victoria is one of the major welfare agencies within the state. It provides support to families, young people and children through a range of programs.
Although Anglicare, is a church agency, its programs are available to anyone in need .
The parish partnership program create opportunities for the Anglican church to explore ways to work in conjunction with Anglicare Victoria as part of our joint mission to support those most in need in the community.
The most effective way of supporting the community is through addressing the unique needs of the local area.
By utilising the key strengths of both Anglicare Victoria and the Church, parishes are able to provide effective services that respond to local needs.
These partnerships also enable Anglicare to reach communities where services are not currently based.
There are currently 36 parish partnerships operating in the Dioceses of Ballarat, Gippsland, Melbourne and Wangaratta that provide programs in a range of areas including emergency relief, youth mentoring, counselling and support for migrant communities.
In the partnership with the parish of Moe, Anglicare Victoria has identified , as have other service providers , Moe as a community of high need. Our aim is to develop programs that will address the long-term needs of this community .
The parishes commitment to the Sudanese congregation is also part of this partnership.
The parish already, with the assistance of Anglicare , provides regular emergency relief.
The community garden is another project, only in in its infancy, that we hope will be of value to the community.
Anglicares Parish Partnerships Program is funded from resources raised through its links with the Anglican Church and not with government funding. Another example of how the church uses its resources to serve the community