Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Centre for Social Justice - Will Require A Central Free Mount Druitt Shuttle Bus

Well today I was invited to visit St. Vincent De Paul, 'Caroline Chisholm Centre for Social Justice' in Emerton, by Manager, John Stone. There, I met Allan Moroney, Assistant Manager of the Centre and explained the proposal for the Mount Druitt Free shuttle bus  route and the petition we have to hand.

The Caroline Chisholm Centre is a fully funded service that caters for  the community providing essential community needed services: legal aid, social workers,  probation and parole services in a supportive way, psychologist, budget/Financial Counselling, Department of Housing assistance with tribunals, family support, school holiday activities, anger management, computer skills, sewing, transpersonal art therapy and  parenting. That leaves quite a lot to do just for a quite busy centre! I personally give praise to the people that work there!

Since the Caroline Chisholm Centre is moving form the Holy facility at 254 Luxford Road, Emerton to Kurrajong Road, Mount Druitt, Mr. Moroney advised that this is an essential services that is required by the people of Mount Druitt and would make it easier for  the people that use their facilities, to reach their new  premises. In saying this, there was immediately proactive support as he stated that they will place their stamp on the back of the Petition (on each page) and additional to that, place a note on top of the petition that the people wishing to sign indicate they will use this service, by placing a tick at the end of each signature.

I left the premises overwhelmed (although I had visited the centre before about 3-4 years ago), I know what services they have and that I can promote for them. They see at least over 100  people per day, requiring their services. I felt for what they do, they may be under-funded - but that is my opinion - they  all have such a great positive impact towards the community.

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