During the COVID 19 epidemic, the Government’s Jobkeeper and Jobseeker Schemes supported many people who would normally turn to the SVDP for help. During this period, we assisted people who were not entitled to assistance, an increase in domestic violence, accommodation assistance and quite complex situations. Since the cessations of the assistance Schemes, there has been a gradual increase in people seeking our assistance.
The SVDP stores are now open and operating profitably but they were closed for many months. Your financial support, should you be in a position to assist, is urgently needed to assist those struggling in the present environment. Once again thank you for your past generosity and your future support.
John McCarney, SVDP Manly Vale President