Support when it is needed

Help was a phone call away: April Neho has high praise for Bay City Care. Pictures: Jane Dyson
Help was a phone call away: April Neho has high praise for Bay City Care. Pictures: Jane Dyson
Church initiative:  Rockdale MP John Flowers officially opens the new Bay City Care community centre, with centre co-ordinator Mona Luxton

Church initiative: Rockdale MP John Flowers officially opens the new Bay City Care community centre, with centre co-ordinator Mona Luxton

WHEN your life falls into a heap, it's good to know there is someone out there who can help you sort yourself out.

That's how April Neho feels about Bay City Care.

Ms Neho didn't know where to turn when her marriage broke down, leaving her jobless and penniless with two young children.

"Then someone gave me a Bay City Care pamphlet and they helped me back on my feet," she said. "I can't speak highly enough of the service."

Ms Neho spoke at the official opening of the new centre in George Street, Rockdale, describing how she was helped in a practical way with food and financial assistance and in a spiritual way with counselling and an introduction to church.

The not-for-profit organisation, which has been providing support to the St George community since 2007, is an initiative of the Bay City Church. Its services include:

■Community food care program, providing affordable groceries for families;

■Domestic violence support for women;

■Counselling services;

■A high school respectful relationships program, which explores what respectful relationships are, and how to avoid the non-respectful ones.

Several months after being helped, Ms Neho reckons she is in a great job as a registered nurse with Nurses on Wheels and is thinking about starting her own business.

Has Bay City Care helped you? 

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