"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God,to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,the oil of joy instead of mourning,and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor". Isaiah 61:1-3 NIV
Emmanuel Care Centre is a "home-grown" Dubbo welfare organization estalbished in 1988. We offer assistance to those who are struggling and finding it hard to make ends meet.
Emmanuel Care Centre offers various services which include welfare assistance, handling of donated goods for resale, prayer ministry support, referrals to other agencies and a life-skills program, Self Start.
Emmanuel Care Centre has a staff of three, who are supported by a team of over forty (40) volunteers whose contribution is essential to the successful running of our organization.
Emmanuel Care Centre comes under the auspice of Emmanuel Care Incorporated, which is directed by a committee of twelve volunteers from various Christian Churches in Dubbo, and exists to fulfill the legal requirements for the Department of Fair Trading. Other community organizations auspiced by Emmanuel Caare Inc, include the Dubbo Men's Shed, Dubbo Community Kitchen, Dubbo Community Garden, Dubbo Christian Book Shop and Dubbo Healing Rooms.
We assist individuals and families who are unable to manage the rising cost of living; particularly in the area of meeting financial obligations and household responsibilities. To enable this assistance to be effective, Emmanuel Care Centre does this in a compassionate, caring and non-judgmental manner. As an emergency relief organization, we provide the following:
- Emergency food parcels
- Food 4 Life Vouchers
- Furniture (as available)
- Household items
Emmanuel Care Centre supports the Dubbo community by providing volunteer and work opportunities for clients of other agencies, including:
- Corrective Services
- Disability Support Services
- Employment Agencies
- Student Placements (secondary and tertiary)
- Mental Health Support Services
Through our Centre we support these individuals in a manner that gives them confidence, self-respect and dignity. We see people who have come through Emmanuel Care Centre move into gainful employment or return as volunteers.