Articles of Interest - 3 September

Written on the 3 September 2020 by SAFCA

MarionLIFE E-news for August - WE'RE BACK!

We are so excited to be able to gather in person again! While some things are different to comply with COVIDSafe regulations, we hope you find MarionLIFE to be the same fun and welcoming place.

All are welcome:

  • Marion Mugs on Mondays 9:30am
  • Emergency Relief available on site Monday to Thursday 9am-12noon
  • Community Garden Tuesday and Thursday mornings
  • Junction Australia Garden Tool Library Tuesdays, call 0410 432 425
  • Refugee Support on site via Australian Refugee Association Wednesdays
  • Women Together on Wednesdays, call 8277 0304 for more information
  • Community Meal 1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:30pm
  • Brekky for Blokes on 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month 9am
  • MarionLIFE Youth on Fridays 3-5:30pm
  • Big Dish Up Cooking Course, seven weeks starting 15 September

Please note the situation around COVID-19 can quickly change, so please check the SA Health website and subsequently our website and social media accounts in case the above information changes.


FREE cooking classes. The course will run weekly for seven weeks from 15 September. The sessions involve participants making various dishes together they are able to enjoy some of the meal at the end of the sessions and make enough to take home to eat later.

The project aims to help people connect and to provide pathway opportunities into further study and employment. Bookings essential through MarionLIFE: 887 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park, phone 82770304 or email Contact us ASAP to register for this course.

This foundation skills course is supported by the Government of South Australia.


Tax Help is a network of ATO-trained and accredited community volunteers who provide a free and confidential service to help people complete their tax returns. Did you earn around $60,000 or less in the last financial year? Haven't sold shares? Don't own your own business or investment property? Then you are eligible to have your tax completed for free at MarionLIFE.

Appointments available Tuesday and Thursday from late July to early October. Please call our office on 8277 0304 to book an appointment.


MarionLIFE Community Services has Financial and Budget Counselling available on site. Financial Counselling is provided by UnitingCare Wesley Bowden. Appointments provide a free, confidential and independent service that can:

  • Suggest ways to improve your financial situation and create a budget
  • See if you are eligible for Government assistance
  • Negotiate repayment arrangements with your creditors
  • Explain your options and their consequences, including debt recovery procedures, bankruptcy and other alternatives
  • Refer you to other services, for example, a gambling helpline, family support, personal counselling or community legal aid

To book an appointment contact MarionLIFE by phone 82770304, email or come by in person to 887 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park.

The MarionLIFE Team, enrich lives, maximise independence, provide hope

MarionLIFE Community Services Inc.
887 Marion Rd
Mitchell Park SA
P 08 8277 0304
F 08 8277 0023

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The toolkit was developed by family lawyers in Legal Aid NSW and draws together a range of materials that are typically provided to clients during face-to-face advice sessions, but in electronic form.

The toolkit contains links to a set of frequently used and 'must have' publications, referral documents, 'do it yourself' kits and court forms. The resources cover common advice topics such as applying for legal aid, divorce, de facto relationships, family dispute resolution, parenting, relocation, overseas travel, child support, property, money, care and protection as well as adoption.

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