One of the Clarence Valley’s Baptist Churches, ‘The Hub’ in Grafton, is reaching out to the community through its new community care centre.
Last year the church purchased a house at 152 Oliver Street, Grafton.
From this house which is now known as ‘The Hub Baptist Community Space’, they provide food assistance in various formats (eg free food once a week, food parcels and the opportunity to buy certain items cheaply).
Community pastor Ben Kruzins said that the centre provides a safe place for the community to come and get the assistance they may need.
“We provide several services for the community including food aid, assistance for the homeless and people at risk of becoming homeless,” said Mr Kruzins.
“People can drop in and have a free tea or coffee with us and use our internet services to research housing and accommodation availability.
“We also have information on service providers and we can help people with our ‘Baptist Care No Interest Loans’, which can assist those struggling with issues like medical bills, medication, household appliances, car maintenance etc, he said.
The centre is open to the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am and 3pm or for those needing assistance contact Ben Kruzins directly, on 0434 677 747.