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 organisational capacity so that providers can continue to deliver services that are responsive to community need. 

The Community Relief and Resilience Program is generously funded by Lotterywest.

CRR Sector Forum

The Community Relief and Resilience (CRR) Forum meets monthly, and provides a space for community services who deliver community and emergency relief to:

  • Share information on emerging trends in the sector.
  • Network with other services and Government representatives.
  • Listen to guest speakers on topics relevant to the CRR sector.
  • Identify issues through service provision provided by CRR providers.
  • Stay up-to-date on our advocacy and policy work, and feed into these submissions and reports.  
For more information or to get involved in the CRR Forum, email [email protected]

CRR Forum Members

  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency
  • Advocacy WA
  • Anglicare WA
  • Australian Asian Association of WA
  • Ayla Inc
  • Big Issue
  • Black Swan Health
  • Boyle & Associates
  • Brockman House
  • Busselton Hospice Care Inc
  • Cancer Council WA
  • Carnarvon Family Support Service
  • Catholic Archdiocese of Perth
  • Centacare Kimberley
  • City of Fremantle
  • City of Joondalup
  • City of Mandurah
  • City of Melville
  • City of Stirling
  • Communicare
  • Community Legal WA
  • Curtin University Guild
  • Department Health
  • WA Local Government Association
  • Department of Social Services
  • Dream Builders Church
  • Eatup
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Esperance Care Services
  • Eternity Church
  • Financial Counselling Network
  • Financial Counsellors Association WA
  • Finucare
  • Foodbank WA
  • Gosnells Community Legal Centre
  • Hope Community Services
  • Indigo Junction
  • Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Services
  • Italo-Australian Welfare & Cultural Centre
  • Jacaranda Community Centre
  • Jewish Care WA
  • Linkwest
  • Lotterywest
  • Mercycare
  • Metro Church
  • Midlas
  • Mission Australia
  • No Limits Perth
  • Ottey Centre
  • Pat Giles Centre
  • Redcross WA
  • Riverview Community Services
  • RUAH Community Services
  • The Salvation Army WA
  • Secondbite
  • Secondharvest
  • Services Australia
  • Share & Care Community Services
  • Sharon Kenney Consulting
  • Southcare
  • St Basils WA
  • St Patricks Community Support Centre
  • St Vincent de Paul
  • Starick
  • Street Friends WA
  • Sussex Street Community Law Services Inc
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • The Spiers Centre
  • Uniting Aid
  • Uniting WA
  • Wanslea
  • Waroona Community Resource Centre
  • Water Corporation
  • Womens Community Health Network WA
  • Women’s Health & Family Services
  • Women’s Legal Service WA
  • Youth Affairs Council WA
  • Zonta House

Resources for CRR volunteers and providers

If you are a volunteer or provider of emergency relief or charity food services, visit the CRR Sector Hub to access free resources and learn how you can be part of the community supporting vulnerable individuals and families in Western Australia. 

CRR Workshops

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. For further information, please refer to the promotional flyer.

Major Supporter

The Community Relief and Resilience Program and Forum would not be possible without the generous support of Lotterywest.