Demand surges for Vinnies services in Ballarat

March 26, 2024 9:10 am in by
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The Ballarat-based CEO of Vinnies Victoria says demand for their services locally is through the roof.

The Wendouree Assistance Centre is fully booked during its operating hours, after seeing a 300 per cent increase.

Dr. Jennifer Fitzgerald says they’re seeing many new faces too.

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“The current economic environment is really putting pressure on people and people that we have not seen before [including] people who are actually employed,” she said.

If you’re in need of support, call the St. Vincent de Paul Society on 13 18 12.