Salt Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering positive change in the Shoalhaven community. With a mission to provide comprehensive support for individuals facing challenges such as domestic and family violence, homelessness, and other safety and well-being concerns, Salt Care offers a seamless and holistic approach. Through Salt Care Case Management and various support services, we empower individuals to rebuild their lives.
At the heart of Salt Care's mission is the commitment to creating a caring and supportive community where individuals can find peace, understanding, and the resources needed to overcome adversity. With a focus on connection and compassion, Salt Care strives to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those navigating difficult circumstances, fostering resilience and hope within the community.
Salt Care has achieved our ASES accreditation.
The Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES), is a National program designed by the South Australian Department of Human
Services (DHS). It is a step-by-step program specifically designed to develop the capacity of community organisations to strive towards continuous improvement in quality service delivery. Organisations complete self-assessments and an external assessment to achieve this internationally recognised accreditation that lasts for three years.
Salt Care Case Management
Salt Care Case Management and Support play a pivotal role in assisting clients who are navigating the complex and challenging circumstances of domestic violence. This dedicated service extends its support to men, women, and families, recognizing that domestic violence affects individuals from all walks of life.
The approach taken by Salt Care is holistic, aiming to provide a comprehensive and "wrap-around" support system. This means addressing not only the immediate crisis but also the broader spectrum of needs and challenges faced by clients. The services encompass emotional support, practical assistance, and guidance in rebuilding lives, all within the context of creating a supportive and caring community.
Salt Assisted Housing
Salt Assisted Housing provides a safe haven for people who are transitioning from crisis accommodation to independent living. We offer a tiered support system to guests for a short, medium, or long term period of time, dependent on individual needs. Each individual or family is pastorally supported and cared for and connected to the broader Salt Community.
Contact [email protected] for more information
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a program in which people living with a significant or permanent disability can get support to live a better life. Salt Care have an amazing group of Support Workers that can work with participants on the NDIS to achieve their goals.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please email [email protected]
Mobile Response Vehicle
The Mobile Response Vehicle provides groceries, toiletries, bedding, swags, winter woollies and other necessities to people suffering from, and at risk of homelessness. The MRV is on call to attend to anyone in need as identified by rangers, community services and concerned community members.
Work Development Orders
Work Development Orders or WDOs are an opportunity for people to volunteer to pay off their fines by volunteering for Salt each week. This is a government initiative to assist those who are unable to pay fines to make a meaningful contribution to their community in the place of payment. Salt utilises people on in the WDO program in Saltbox and our Salt Store.
Salt Disaster Relief has been established in response to the bushfires, floods and COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted our community in 2020. Salt has had the opportunity to be on the front foot as first responders in these crises with practical support targeted to those who need it most.
COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted our community since 2020. Salt Care has had the opportunity to be on the front foot as first responders in these crises with practical support targeted to those who need it most, delivering food hampers and meals to COVID positive families and working closely with NSW Health.
Salt Care has been working to support our bushfire affected communities throughout the emergency and the recovery.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-1pm
Where: The Salt Base
Salt Store is open twice a week, for people who are socially disadvantaged or struggling, to give them the opportunity to collect free groceries. Each family is able to access The Salt Store once a week to help stretch the budget.
The Store receives donations from Foodbank, Second Bite, Baker’s Delight, Milkwood, South Coast Milk, Berry IGA, Flavours, and many churches, community groups, and generous individuals in the Shoalhaven. We have an amazing team of volunteers who keep the Store running each week with their friendly and generous approach to the community.
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Storytime Under The Big Tree - Every Tuesday 10am during school terms.Children aged 0 - 6 yearsJoin Bek as she takes young children on a unique adventure each week through stories, song and props. No bookings are required. Email [email protected] for more information.