The Community Relief and Resilience (CRR) sector, also known as Emergency Relief, consists of nearly 300 agencies and their outlets, providing material and financial assistance to people and families experiencing hardship and adversity across WA. WACOSS is committed to supporting the CRR sector with policy, advocacy, and strategy to enhance the organisational capacity so that providers can continue to deliver services that are responsive to community need.
The Community Relief and Resilience (CRR) Forum meets monthly, and provides a space for community services who deliver community and emergency relief to:
The Food Relief Framework identified workforce development needs via conversations with emergency relief and charity food providers across Western Australia. WACOSS responded to this need by developing a range of free short workshops on topics related to the frontline provision of community relief services in WA.
The Community Relief and Resilience Program and Forum would not be possible without the generous support of Lotterywest.