St Patrick’s Community Support Centre given swags of support in time for winter


Jandakot Lions Club members Margot McNally, Mary Boyes and Varian Brown. 469351
Jandakot Lions Club members Margot McNally, Mary Boyes and Varian Brown. 469351

A TIMELY donation of swags has been made to the St Patrick’s Community Support Centre, just as winter rolls in.

The donation was made by the Jandakot Lions Club, which also helps sort out clothes at the Fremantle-based service’s St Pat’s Rack op-shop and offers assistance fitting clients with second-hand clothing.

The swags will go to the homeless, with St Pat’s housing and support services director Victor Crevatin saying that it was a timely offer.

“We have many clients who are living on the street,” he said.

“Our workers work very hard to establish trust with these clients but this can be a long road, especially if clients are experiencing mental illness or if they have serious trust issues because of past trauma.

“In these cases, swags can be very useful as they keep people protected from the elements and offer a little more comfort and security than simply setting up camp in a doorway or on a park bench.”

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