Salvos add to services

Among the services will be drug and alcohol counselling, a youth worker as well as a homeless drop-in centre where people will be able to use a range of facilities including internet and the food bank.

It complements the already existing services of the Kwinana Men’s Shed and current youth groups.

Erica Jones from The Salvation Army Kwinana encouraged people to take advantage of the new services.

“For us it’s about accessibility this year. We’ve done lots of little things building up to this, but now we’re here, we’re open so use us,” she said.

“Nothing is set in concrete. It’s all flexible according to the needs of the people we are trying to connect with… We’re really excited.”

She said people in need of help should ignore any perceived stigma around accessing The Salvation Army’s services.

“Accessing things like The Salvation Army comes with a bit of a stereotype that you have to be at your last straw before you come in, but that’s a false outlook. We’re here for anyone,” she said.

The community café will also be in full swing with a host of South Metropolitan Personnel (SMP) workers and volunteers hosting a weekly lunch and desert for $3.

Anyone who wishes to find out more about any of the services offered by The Salvation Army Kwinana can contact them on |9439 1585.