Emergencies Ministry

The Tasmanian Council of Churches Emergencies Ministry volunteers are deployed at the request of government to bring compassion to affected people in times of crisis. Limited support is available at other times by arrangement.

The volunteers are faith-based, and have knowledge and skills related to Psychological First Aid and Emotional Spiritual Care. They provide support to those of all faiths and beliefs (or none).

Our usual deployments are to evacuation centres but we also provide support over the phone and on outreach.

Who this service is for

Members of the community who are distressed and/or displaced in an emergency such as a fire or flood.
We provide support to those of all faiths and beliefs (or none).

Cost

Nil.

How this service is delivered

  • Face-to-face

    If required as part of the Tasmanian Emergency Management Arrangements, we will be available at evacuation centres in times of crisis. Check at the registration desk on entry to the centre.

  • Call or visit us online

    Information about this service is available by calling 0428 573 715 or emailing admin@tccem.org.au.

  • We'll come to you (outreach)

    We usually deploy at the request of local council or state government so should be present where people need support.

Updated: 16/11/2020