ECS HAVE THE ABILITY TO ASSIST THOSE IN NEED OR FACING CRISIS
Esperance Care Services (ECS) has a thriving thrift shop and boutique, offers rag and online sales as well as providing community programs and emergency relief. Our Emergency Relief Program (Community Feeding and Support Programs) is strongly supported by the community.
ECS also provides advocacy and pastoral counselling services. Esperance Care Services has had the privilege to help many in our community experiencing hardship or crisis. ECS - as shown through the COVID-19 pandemic - has the ability to react to crisis and disasters in Esperance and bring hope to people who are hurting.
"ECS is a place where everyone is welcome, where the kettle’s always hot and there is always someone to talk to or a bargain to be found."
Esperance Care Services is a safe place for all members of the Esperance community to find help and support - both practically and on a spiritual level. Whilst the prices on the second-hand clothes and furniture are incredible, it is the kindness and compassion of the staff and volunteers that really makes ECS the amazing community organisation it is.
Over two decades on, Esperance Care Service’s bold vision has stood the test of time…
many people have experienced the benefits of walking through ECS’ door.
We seek to relieve hardship, suffering and poverty in Esperance and the south east region of Western Australia.
We see ECS as a place where those in need are empowered and equipped to change their situation for the better, where creativity and opportunity thrive. We see the cycle of poverty and hardship broken for people as they not only reimagine and find hope for themselves, but also contribute back to society through social and micro enterprise.
We see excellence in our emergency relief, advocacy and referral services as ECS serves and supports those experiencing poverty, hardship or suffering.
We see an excellent volunteer program operating that provides affordable clothing and home furnishings for those in the community. We see the whole of the Esperance community generous in heart and deed through donating new and used goods to help the disadvantaged. We see the current services expanded to meet the growing demand for what we do with the resources we receive to further our mission.
We see an army of volunteers being effectively recruited, inducted and supported to carry out the great cause of ECS. We see these volunteers honoured and recognised in the community for their hard work and benevolent spirit.
We also see people come to know their value and develop in all areas including physical, emotional, social and spiritual development and to know hope for their future.
We are committed to demonstrating the love of Christ, expressed in:
We are committed to people first, seeing value in each individual and meeting them where they are at. We believe relationships are the foundation for transformation and real change.
Kindness & Compassion
We are committed to always operating in a way that displays the kindness and compassion of Jesus displaying gentleness, empathy and care to all in the ECS community.
We are committed to a better tomorrow for ECS, its staff, volunteers, clients and stakeholders. We are also committed to holding hope for people whilst they invest in a positive future.
We are committed to standing in the gap for those that can’t stand for themselves, for those in need and those committed to the service of humanity.
Safety and Stewardship
We are committed to providing the safest environment possible for our staff, volunteers, clients and community. Our strength is in our trust and confidentiality. We are committed to making the most of the resources we have and working toward the most sustainable approach to service.