DRCN Chaplains have been heavily engaged in nearly every evacuation and recovery point in New South Wales providing care, comfort and practical support alongside our community partners. Between New Year's Day 2020 and January 11, we had 63 chaplains at 36 different locations providing a total of 1677 hours on shift. Over the past week DRCN chaplains have been at locations including Ulladulla, Batemans Bay, Nowra, Bega, Moruya, Eden, Narooma, Wagga, Tumut, Batlow, Goulburn, Albury and Disaster Assistance Points including Cobargo, Quaama, Bermagui and Conjola Park.
Most of the chaplains' work has been at evacuation centres and show grounds though, with the moderation of weather and the lessening of threat, now chaplains are connecting with residents as they return to the reality of loss, working from Disaster Recovery Centres and in cooperation with Disaster Welfare Services' Teams going out into fire-affected areas.
For information on open Evacuation Centres and Disaster Welfare Assistance Points, visit the NSW Disaster Welfare Services site here
Due to the current deployments our DRCN training schedule for early 2020 is in flux. If you have queries or interest in relation to NSW Training Courses for clergy and chaplains please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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