PEOPLE struggling with housing, tenancy and financial issues will have a little more help this year.
The Youth and Family Service organisation will extend its counselling services in the Logan, Jimboomba and Beaudesert districts.
YFS chief executive Cath Bartolo said the service had responded to nearly 9000 requests for advice in the past financial year, with homelessness and financial crisis accounting for nearly 58 per cent and 30 per cent respectively.
Ms Bartolo said the aim was to help people move from crisis to financial resilience.
“We’re very pleased to offer a broader platform of services that will change people’s lives by building their skills and their ability to overcome crises,” she said.
The new financial counselling hub will also help out with problem gambling.
“This combination of services means we can deliver crisis responses, case work and counselling for clients experiencing financial stress,” she said.
Ms Bartolo said YFS would work to build awareness, skills and knowledge among the vulnerable people to improve their financial capability and resilience.
The YFS main office is at Slacks Creek, with services also offered at Beaucare Beaudesert, Browns Plains and Crestmead.
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