Emergency Welfare Assistance Program

Our Emergency Welfare Assistance (EWA) program offers short-term accommodation and foster care for pets of people who are in crisis, including those experiencing domestic violence, extended medical treatment or a period of homelessness. Lort Smith assists approximately 160 people each year through the EWA program.

We are limited in the numbers we can accept due to space restrictions. However, we have future plans to increase our foster care program, enabling us to assist more people in need.

To be eligible for this assistance, you must be experiencing a genuine crisis and have an appointed case worker.

Contact: 03 9287 6433